The Eighth-Month Difference
A new analysis released by the Strategic Data Project shows that students taught by the highest-performing math teachers in LAUSD come out eight months ahead of some of their peers. To read the full report, click here. via EdWeek
By Samantha Oltman | November 16, 2012
How Good Is Chicago Contract?
Last Friday, UTLA put on an event to demonstrate support for the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) and held a conference call with CTU delegates who were then still on strike (see Support spreads for CTU Socialist Worker). Excitement among union leaders and rank-and-file teachers was high. Accountability-minded reformers were grumbling that the district had given away too...
By Alexander Russo | September 20, 2012
Morning Read: A Union Breakfast
Teachers union wants a say in L.A. Unified’s classroom breakfast program LA Times: As the district begins expanding the classroom breakfast program to 279 schools this year, United Teachers Los Angeles has asked for the matter to be brought to the bargaining table. Small central coast district leads the way on teacher evaluation, mentoring SI&A Report: Two major...
By Hillel Aron | September 10, 2012