November 19, 2014 – An op ed argues that rather than treating Common Core implementation as a separate category, districts should view Common Core implementation as the lens for all pieces of their budgets, from parent engagement to professional development (EdSource). »
Vergara: Get the facts
Educators 4 Excellence hopes that the verdict encourages teachers, parents, students and administrators to come to the table and work toward a tenure system that serves both student and teacher needs.
Pay it forward
Check out "The Equity Movement" and "Pay It Forward," containing recommendations from E4E Teacher Policy Teams on how Los Angeles can improve school climates and teacher compensation to elevate teaching and learning.
LA True Grit: Read the report
"True Grit: The Game-Changing Factors and People Lifting School Performance in Los Angeles," offers tools for educators and policymakers to strengthen and leverage culture, data, collaboration, systems and partnerships to improve student performance.
November 19, 2014 – Many districts across the state are utilizing after school and extended learning time programs to give children more time to practice the deeper critical thinking skills the Common Core standards require (EdSource). »
November 18, 2014 – The new study from UCLA finds that students in high-poverty schools lose an average of 30 minutes of instructional time each day, which contributes to and exacerbates the achievement gap for students in those schools (Los Angeles Times). »