Why California’s Teacher of the Year thinks moving the school calendar is a bad idea
The school board just made Daniel Jocz’s job a lot harder. Jocz, who is a National Teacher of the Year finalist and the 2016 California State Teacher of the Year, already has to record lectures and give homework to cover five chapters of American history over the summer. He does that so his students can...
By Mike Szymanski | September 21, 2016
How this math teacher helps kids get perfect scores
It was cause for celebration when 17-year-old Cedrick Argueta was one in 12 students in the entire world to ace one of the toughest college-level calculus tests. But it wasn’t just one test. Cedrick also earned perfect scores on the English and math sections of the American College Testing entrance exam. And it wasn’t just...
By Mike Szymanski | February 12, 2016
Morning Read: Get Smart
Federal Money For Low-Income Students’ AP Tests: California will receive $7.6 million from the federal government to pay for Advanced Placement tests for low income students. LA Times PTA Endorses Munger, Not Brown: The California Parent Teacher Association has endorsed Proposition 38, Molly Munger’s ballot measure to raise taxes to pay for education, which it helped write....
By Hillel Aron | August 3, 2012