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Readers react: LAUSD and UTLA are too big

March 3, 2015 – E4E-Los Angeles member Mark Gozonsky writes in this Letter to the Editor that the sheer size of both the district and the union in Los Angeles prevent them from finding common ground and seeking compromise (Los Angeles Times). »

Editorial: LAUSD should try again on supplying computers

February 25, 2015 – L.A. Unified needs to ensure every child has access to technology, but could save time and dollars by leveraging teacher leaders and buying devices one year at a time, argues The Times Editorial Board (Los Angeles Times). »

Vergara part 2: Tenure is a misnomer

February 25, 2015 – E4E-Los Angeles Teacher Action Team member Phylis Hoffman discusses the differences between tenure and permanent status, and the need for K-12 educators to move toward true tenure (Education Week, Teaching While Leading). »

Vergara part 1: March 15, 2008

February 25, 2015 – E4E-Los Angeles Teacher Action Team member Phylis Hoffman discusses the history of education litigation in California and the opportunity the recent Vergara decision presented to teachers to reimagine tenure (Education Week, Teaching While Leading). »

In LA, missing kindergarten is a big deal

February 25, 2015 – Researchers have found that missing school days in the early years are especially harmful, and so many teachers and administrators in LAUSD are putting extra effort into ensuring fewer absences (NPR). »

California could lose millions in funding, report states

February 18, 2015 – Under the latest proposed version of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), California would lose over $800 million in Title I funds, which directly support low-income schools and districts (EdSource). »

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