Report: CA 1 of 5 states without linking teacher reviews to learning
A report out this week from the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) found that California is just one of five states that has no formal policy requiring that teacher evaluations be tied in some way to student achievement measures. The report — State of the States 2015: Evaluating Teaching, Leading and Learning — took a look...
By Craig Clough | November 5, 2015
House version of NCLB revise would cost LA Unified $78.7 million
LA Unified’s chief lobbyist, Edgar Zazueta, told the school board last week that the House of Representatives version of the revised No Child Left Behind bill could cost the district $78.7 million in Title I money for low income schools, which translates to 22.9 percent of its funding. The board has voted to protest the House...
By Mike Szymanski | August 3, 2015
Commentary: Keep tests, add resource equity in new ed law
By Chris Hofmann As a fourth grade teacher in East Los Angeles, I know firsthand that the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) and its Title I provisions aren’t just extra federal dollars. They are those extra “Weird School” books in my classroom library that got Ricky* excited to read. They are the laptops and...
By Guest contributor | July 1, 2015