Common Core stays after school in California districts

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). »

Educators help set new CCSS performance standards with a higher bar

November 18, 2014 – Over 500 teachers, administrators, college faculty and parents set the new scores for proficiency by each grade level over week-long discussions, and experts caution that these higher bars will need time for adjustment and finalization (EdSource). »

Teachers design and run L.A. Unified 'Pilot' schools

November 11, 2014 – Pilot schools have the potential to help students succeed through teacher leadership, as shown by schools like Social Justice Humanitas Academy, co-led by E4E-Los Angeles 2013 Teacher Policy Team member Jeff Austin (Education Week, On California). »

Bold innovations emerging at L.A. Unified's teacher-powered schools

November 11, 2014 – Pilot schools like E4E-Los Angeles member Jeff Austin's school are trying new innovations in collaboration and student-centered planning, which are leading to better staff retention and stronger student outcomes (Education Week, On California). »

Why I joined Educators 4 Excellence

November 11, 2014 – Teachers often don't have the ability to voice their ideas to those in power - E4E-Los Angeles teacher Phylis Hoffman explains how she addressed this dynamic by joining E4E (Education Week's Teaching While Leading blog). »

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