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
CA 8th Graders Make Nation’s Top Gains in Reading Scores
California’s eighth graders made the biggest gain in reading scores in the country last year, according to the 2013 National Assessment of Educational Progress, also known as the “Nation’s Report Card.” Results for fourth and eighth grade reading and math were released today, “The resilience and tenacity of our schools have seen them through some...
By LA School Report | November 7, 2013
Morning Read: Hollywood Entering Board Race
Big Hollywood Donors Enter School Board Race for First Time Hollywood donates a lot of money to national political campaigns. Big players in “the industry” have also donated to Los Angeles City Hall races over the years. But L.A. Unified school board races have been way off the radars of these big donors. Until now....
By Samantha Oltman | February 5, 2013
Morning Read: Teachers Endorse Multiple Candidates
Teachers Endorse Zimmer The union on Wednesday also endorsed candidates for the three school board elections scheduled for March. LA Times 15 Candidates File to Run for LAUSD School Board Seats Officials have 10 days to verify whether each has the signatures of at least 500 registered voters from the candidate’s district. LA Daily News LAUSD...
By Samantha Oltman | December 6, 2012
More On Math Scores
We got an interesting email in response to our post about LAUSD’s low math scores from a Cochran Middle School math teacher named Rustum Jacob, who offers two additional reasons why scores are as low as they are: more 9th grade students being placed into Geometry, and no real alternatives for 9th graders who aren’t...
By Hillel Aron | September 17, 2012
Morning Read: Teacher Evaluation, 24/7
• Teacher Evaluation Changes threatened by California Bill: AB 5, which is heading to the State Senate for a full vote after getting the nod from the appropriations committee on Thursday, would mandate that all aspects of teacher evaluation be subject to collective bargaining– which has been what UTLA has been asking for in Doe v. Deasy. LA Times [A number of ed...
By Hillel Aron | August 17, 2012