L.A. News

LOS ANGELES:

In this Education Week Teacher piece, Los Angeles Network Member Carl Finer writes about Common Core and why he believes the solve-poverty-first argument disenfranchises teachers.

Los Angeles Teaching Policy Fellow Neil Virani shares an inspiring story about one of his students with cerebral palsy and the life-changing impact the iPad had on the student's ability to communicate.




LA Teaching Policy Fellows propose new online voting system for the union. Read about their efforts here.

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John Lee
Executive Director
jlee@teachplus.org

Los Angeles Staff


ASSESSMENT ADVISOR
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The NEA encourages its members to use Assessment Advisor to rate the assessments they’ve used in their classrooms! 4,000 teachers in 40 states have checked out the site so far. Have you?

Read the NEA Today article.
MUST READS

Survey: Today’s teaching force is less experienced, more open to change
By Jackie Mader
Hechinger Report, October 23, 2012

Teacher-Leader Corps Helps Turn Around Schools
By Stephen Sawchuck
Education Week, April 20, 2011

New Teachers are the New Majority 
By Celine Coggins & Heather Peske
Education Week, January 19, 2011

Lesson Plan in Boston Schools: Don’t Go It Alone
By Mike Winerip
New York Times, August 8, 2010

 

Los Angeles Programs

In Los Angeles, teachers can take advantage of:

File: NetworkLogo.png The Teach Plus Network is a rapidly growing movement of teachers who want to connect with policymakers and fellow teachers, learn about policies that empower effective teachers, and be a voice for change within the teaching profession. Click here to learn more and RSVP to upcoming events!
File: teachingpolicyfellowslogo.png This highly selective program is for teachers who want to work with policymakers to reform education and hold students and teachers to high standards. The inaugural cohort of Los Angeles Teaching Policy Fellows began in Fall 2011.