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New Calif. law aims to reduce rates of expulsion

September 29, 2014 – Studies show that "willful defiance" is a broad expulsion category disproportionately used on male students of color; a new statewide bill follows the steps of districts like Los Angeles Unified by eliminating it as a cause for expulsions (EdSource). »

Let’s use data to make school climate better

September 25, 2014 – Clearer data in LAUSD’s school climate report cards can transform communities, as E4E-Los Angeles teacher Kiechelle Russell recently told the Los Angeles Unified School Board Committee of the Whole (E4E News Blog). »

California spring assessments expected to run 'smoothly'

September 23, 2014 – The field tests administered in spring of 2014 identified several issues, but allowed the state and districts to address them in advance of the official tests coming in spring of 2015 (EdSource). »

We owe them an opportunity to be happy, safe kids

September 23, 2014 – In celebration of School Climate Week, Jonathan Stewart, a member of the 2014 E4E-Los Angeles Teacher Policy Team on School Climate, shares why he's passionate about improving the policies and systems that shape the culture of a school campus (E4E News Blog). »

Local Control Funding can transform Calif. schools

September 18, 2014 – In this op ed, the author argues that new dollars can make the biggest impact on schools when they are used on strategies like differentiated teacher compensation, professional development and school leader training (Education Week, On California). »

Seven education bills await action by Gov. Brown

September 18, 2014 – Many of the bills focus on school climate issues, including tracking student absences to address truancy rates and eliminating willful defiance as a cause for expulsion (LA School Report). »

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