Morning Read: Making Arts “Core”
LAUSD Considers Making Arts Education A ‘Core Subject’ The L.A. Unified school board will vote on a measure Tuesday that would make arts education a “core subject,” prohibit further cuts to the arts, and ultimately restore some money to arts programs. KPCC Fact Check: On Education, Gains Difficult To Demonstrate Education reporter Howard Blume fact checks...
By Hillel Aron | October 4, 2012
Morning Read: Teachers Ponder Propositions
Should California’s Teachers Vote With The Governor? Nearly half a million of California’s voters are teachers. Like other voters, they will soon have to decide how to mark their November ballots. They will certainly scratch their heads over Propositions 30 and 38, competing measures that would ease the damage of four years of steady budget...
By Hillel Aron | October 2, 2012
Morning Read: Clashing Views On Evaluation
Rejecting test scores as a core value Los Angeles Times (Sandy Banks): The Chicago teachers strike reflected the nationwide divide over ‘market reforms,’ shorthand for the accountability metrics that tie teachers’ salaries and jobs to how well their students perform. Brown signs bill spelling out evaluations (for principals) Ed Source: Without the acrimony and fanfare that doomed a teacher...
By Hillel Aron | September 24, 2012
Morning Read: Deasy Pushes Prop 30
LAUSD Superintendent: “If You Don’t Like the Results, Fire Me” NBC: Less than two months from a crucial statewide vote on two propositions that would funnel more money into schools, Deasy made a push. “We’re talking about not being able to complete the school year if this fails in November,” Deasy said. Georgia team meets with LA...
By Hillel Aron | September 14, 2012
Morning Read: So Long, Year-Round Tracks
The happy end to the year-round tracks at LA Unified schools Daily News: An op-ed by Hector Villagra, executive director of ACLU of Southern California, celebrates the end of year-round tracks at LAUSD. Senate backs eliminating BIP mandate; online learning, math adoption move ahead SI&A Cabinet Report: In a cost-cutting move that has near unanimous opposition from schools,...
By Hillel Aron | August 30, 2012