Zimmer In the News

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.

Lawmakers Working to Help Create Safer, More Successful Schools
January 31, 2013 (All day)
Paramus Post

“I can’t learn if I am afraid,” reads the first of several similar slides on the Conditions for Learning Coalition’s home page.

Teachers OK LAUSD Evaluation Standards
January 19, 2013 (All day)
Daily News

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.


Students back from vacation encounter LAPD officers at their schools
January 10, 2013 (All day)
The Argonaut

While the tragic events of Newtown, Conn. linger even after the children of Sandy Hook Elementary School have returned to their classes, the memory of the massacre has not subsided.

Expanding young students' role in nutrition
December 15, 2012 (All day)
LA Times

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.

LAUSD resolution gives students more time to eat their meals
December 13, 2012 (All day)
Argonaut News

 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.

Letter: Passage of Prop. 30 is the First in Restoring Student Investment
November 7, 2012 (All day)
Pacific Palisades Patch

There is hope on the horizon in Los Angeles this morning. The passage of Proposition 30 marks the first step in Californians restoring our investment in our students and our public schools.


LAUSD Board Member Steve Zimmer Honored as Elected Official of the Year
October 27, 2012 (All day)
Pacific Palisades Patch

Los Angeles Board of Education Member Steve Zimmer is being honored Saturday as the 2012-13 Elected Official of the Year by the California Association of School Counselors.

LAUSD board member Steve Zimmer asks charter operators to halt applications
October 9, 2012 (All day)
Daily News

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.

Evaluation Overload: Why Teachers Need Training and Support, Too
October 1, 2012 (All day)
Good Is

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. 


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