LAUSD Board Member Steve Zimmer Leads Resolution to Expand Successful Language Immersion Programs
February 12, 2013 (All day)
LOS ANGELES— The Los Angeles School Board approved a resolution sponsored by Board Member Steve Zimmer on Tuesday to expand dual-immersion language programs past elementary school and into middle and high schools.
After months of negotiations, the Los Angeles Unified School District and its teachers union have reached a compromise that will now use a controversial multifactor system to evaluate teacher performance.
At Mark Twain Middle School in Los Angeles, a blooming garden serves as a classroom. Students learn math by measuring the growth of wheat, ancient history by building a Mesopotamian-style irrigation system and the science of evaporation, evolution and genetics by watching their garden grow.
Students attending Los Angeles schools will no longer be forced to choose between eating a quick lunch on the go or skipping the midday meal altogether. A food and nutrition policy motion by Los Angeles Unified School District Board Member Steven Zimmer that passed unanimously Dec.
Under fire for his proposal to freeze charter school growth, LAUSD school board member Steve Zimmer on Tuesday released a scaled-back plan to ask charter operators to voluntarily delay applications until the district tightens its oversight of the mushrooming movement.
The controversy surrounding teacher evaluation has reached a fever pitch. From the streets of Chicago to dinner tables across the nation and even on the big screen—how we judge teacher performance is on everyone's mind.