Posts Tagged as "teachers"

First Latina Poised to Take Helm of NEA

Aug. 28, 2014 / By
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Lily Eskelsen García is poised to take over as president of the National Education Association, the nation’s largest teacher union. She comes in amid a swirl of issues confronting educators nationwide.

The Payoffs and Pitfalls of Flagging ‘At-Risk’ Kids in Early Grades

Jun. 19, 2014 / By
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Long before students have even entered ninth grade, teachers are looking to detailed data to figure out which kids are most likely to drop out of high school...

Local Parents Applaud Common Core, But Cite Challenges

Mar. 17, 2014 / By
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As the Long Beach Unified School District (LBUSD) begins to adopt the new education standards known as Common Core, it is being tested on how well it overcomes barriers to informing and involving parents in the effort to help students adapt and achieve...

NewsLongBeach: Education as a National Security Issue

Nov. 17, 2013 / By
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Leadership Long Beach is a nonprofit organization celebrating its 25th anniversary. Every year, the organization recruits a group of leaders to educate and motivate them on issues important to the future of the city...

Q&A: Napolitano On Diversity, Academics and the Undocumented at U.C.

Nov. 7, 2013 / By
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New America Media, Video, Peter Schurmann, Video by Jacob Simas

Ed. Note: In September former secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano took over as president of the University of California, the first-ever woman to hold that position...

LBUSD Board Unanimously Votes to Reform Exclusionary Disciplinary Policies

Oct. 10, 2013 / By
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by Brian Addison

Tasha Hunter, a substitute teacher and mother of three, stood calmly amidst the hundreds of students cheering and protesting for disciplinary reform at the Long Beach Unified School District (LBUSD) administration building Tuesday afternoon...

Learning to Cheat, Forgetting to Read – Youth Voices on Classroom Technology

Sep. 14, 2013 / By
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New America Media, Commentary, Yrui Guan and Jimmie Fails

Ed. Note: Amid all the efforts to reform education, perhaps none promise as large of an impact as the growing use of technology in the classroom...

Revamp CA Education

Aug. 28, 2013 / By
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Every (other) Wednesday, Building Healthy Communities Long beach will be filling you in on the Revamp CA Ed Campaign...

CA Bills Address School Discipline to Narrow Racial Achievement Gap

Aug. 26, 2013 / By
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New America Media, News Analysis, Nicole Hudley

What accounts for the achievement gap between minority and white students?..

Advice to Parents – Communication, Food Key to School Success

Aug. 3, 2013 / By
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New America Media, First Person, Stephen Fong and Yuri Guan

Ed. Note: As any parent can tell you, there’s no single blueprint for guaranteeing a child’s academic success...

There Aren’t Happy Endings for Teachers in the Trenches

Jun. 10, 2013 / By
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New America Media, Commentary, Matt Amaral

Walking around a high school campus at this time of year you will notice the air floats a little lighter and the sun reflects off smiles a little brighter...

Why Some Schools Want To Expel Suspensions

Jun. 5, 2013 / By
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The effectiveness of school suspensions is up for debate. California is the most recent battleground, but a pattern of uneven application and negative outcomes is apparent across the country...