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Beyond Satisfactory: Redefining Teacher Evaluation and Support Webinar

Wednesday, June 4, 2014 - 3:30pm - 4:30pm

 

The Education Trust—West’s
Beyond Satisfactory: Redefining Teacher Evaluation and Support Webinar
 

Please join us Wednesday, June 4th from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. PST


To register, click here
 

The Education Trust–West Responds to Budget Compromise

OAKLAND, CA (June 13, 2013) – Arun Ramanathan, Executive Director of the Education Trust—West, issued the following statement in response to the budget compromise:  

“ETW congratulates Governor Jerry Brown, Senate President pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, and Speaker of the Assembly John A. Pérez  for their historic agreement to transform our state’s education finance system. Governor Brown’s Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) will close longstanding funding gaps between rich and poor districts and direct additional funding to low-income students, English Learners, and foster youth.  We applaud the Governor and legislative leaders for retaining the concentration grant for students in our highest poverty districts and for moving forward with immediate implementation of the new funding formula. We are similarly encouraged by the massive new state investment in implementing the Common Core State Standards. We urge the legislature to approve LCFF and the funding for Common Core implementation.

The Future of Science Education in California: The Promise of the Next Generation of Science Standards for Students and Communities

With demand for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) jobs to exceed 1 million by 2018, California needs to prepare more students in STEM fields now if it is to keep the state globally competitive. In particular, California must prepare its low-income, Latino, African-American, and English learner students to successfully access and master rigorous science standards. These students constitute the majority of the state’s population yet have historically had inadequate access to rigorous coursework and instruction.

The Education Trust–West Responds to Governor Brown’s May Budget Revision

OAKLAND, CA (May 14, 2013) – Arun Ramanathan, Executive Director of The Education Trust—West, issued the following statement in response to Governor Brown’s May budget revision:


“The Education Trust—West applauds Governor Brown for his May budget revision. We are pleased that the Governor remains committed to his Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) proposal that would transform California’s antiquated and inequitable education finance system to a system based on student need.  We also applaud the Governor for providing additional funding to school districts to support the immediate implementation of the Common Core State Standards. We believe that this investment is in alignment with the Local Control Funding Formula and has the potential to transform teaching and learning in our schools and classrooms. We are similarly pleased that the Governor has strengthened his LCFF proposal to increase fiscal transparency and help ensure that supplementary and concentration funding benefits low-income students and English Learners. We commend Governor Brown for his commitment to educational equity and encourage the Legislature to support LCFF.”

 

Community Groups Across California Form Fair Share 4 Kids Campaign to Support Equitable School Funding; Support Governor Brown’s Local Control Funding Formula

OAKLAND, CA (May 6, 2013) – Community groups from across California have come together today to launch the Fair Share 4 Kids Campaign (FairShare4Kids.org) to push for equitable school funding based on student need. The coalition, which includes Alliance for a Better Community (ABC), Alliance San Diego, Bay Area Parent Leadership Action Network (PLAN), Coleman Advocates for Children and Youth, El Centro de Acción Social, The Education Trust—West, Public Advocates, Reading and Beyond, Students for Education Reform (SFER), and Youth Together, is currently working in support of Governor Brown’s plan for a new school finance formula, called the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF).

“For far too long, we have failed to adequately fund our schools and to fund students based on their needs,” said Luis Santana, Executive Director of Reading and Beyond, located in Fresno. “Governor Brown’s Local Control Funding Formula plan will fix California’s school funding system by increasing funding for all districts, closing gaps between rich and poor districts and supporting students with the greatest needs.”

Ed Trust–West Releases Third Annual Report Cards Grading the 148 Largest Unified Districts on Outcomes for Latino, African-American, and Low-income Students

OAKLAND, CA (April 3, 2013) – Today, The Education Trust–West (ETW) releases its third annual District Report Cards (http://reportcards.edtrustwest.org/), grading and ranking California’s largest unified districts on outcomes for Latino, African-American, and low-income students. Once again, this year’s report cards reveal higher poverty districts that are consistently achieving strong academic results, and graduating high numbers of college-eligible Latino, African-American, and low-income students.   

“Just as students receive report cards that measure their performance and progress in school, ETW develops annual report cards that grade California school districts on how well they are educating their Latino, African-American, and low-income students,” said Lindsey Stuart, Data and Policy Analyst at The Education Trust–West.