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California teacher preparation enrollments plummet

October 10, 2014 – Enrollment has declined 53% since 2008-09, and over 70% from the all-time high in 2001-02; declining enrollments come at an especially critical time for the state (EdSource). »

Judge orders state to fix troubled L.A. school

October 10, 2014 – Public Counsel and the ACLU added Jefferson High School to a larger lawsuit, which argues that scheduling issues, non-academic classes and some discipline policies deprive students of their constitutional right to an education (EdSource). »

LISTEN: Educators 4 Excellence teachers on Bloomberg EDU

October 9, 2014 – In a podcast, E4E teachers Julia Gonzalez (E4E-New York), Pearl Arredondo (E4E-Los Angeles) and Marilyn Pearson (E4E-Connecticut) and E4E co-founders Evan Stone and Sydney Morris discuss how teachers elevate their voices through E4E (Bloomberg Edu). »

L.A. Unified graduation rate reaches 'historic high'

October 7, 2014 – The district's graduation rate is now at 77%, reflecting a 12 percentage point increase from last year and the largest one-year increase since tracking began in 2006-07 (Los Angeles Times). »

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). »

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