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As L.A. Voters Go to the Polls on $500M Annual Parcel Tax, Lessons Learned From Two Other California School Districts That Approved Theirs Years Ago

This article was produced in partnership with LA School Report. If L.A. Unified’s proposed $500 million annual parcel tax passes Tuesday, it would be uncharted territory for the country’s second-largest school district. L.A. Unified has never had a parcel tax. They aren’t commonplace, with about 9 percent of school districts in the state — most clustered in the Bay Area — successfully passing or renewing parcel taxes in the...

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3 Ways NYU Is Training New Teachers to Use Special Ed and ELL Strategies to Better Serve All Kids

New York University is expanding its novel teacher training program, which places diverse teachers into high-needs schools for an intensive, yearlong master’s program organized around the belief that all teachers benefit by learning to work with students with disabilities and those learning English. The Steinhardt’s Teacher Residency program combines online academic preparation with full-time classroom placements in districts and...