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Jeff Ponce
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Sixty-one years and counting. Seems like no end in sight.
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Shameful. Just shameful. Lawyers, metal workers and police employed by the Los Angeles Unified School District were among groups of employees who earned more on average than a typical teacher last year, according to recently released payroll records.
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Whew.
The California Board of Education suspended the state's school accountability system on Wednesday for one year to give teachers and students time to adjust to new standardized tests aligned with Common Core standards. The board voted at a meeting in Sacramento not to produce an Academic...
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I can see this becoming a national trend.
Better medical diagnoses, a growing emphasis on early detection and greater parental advocacy are among the possible reasons why more Illinois students are qualifying for special education services, suburban educators say.
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Actually, Bill Gates needs to pay, since he bankrolled Common Core.
News: Common Core testing could cost $1 billion per year and school districts want state to pay | districts, state, school, officials, million, commission, testing, claim, year, students
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It's no surprise that Deasy did not want to be interviewed for this story.
Former LAUSD Superintendent John Deasy averaged three out-of-town excursions a month last year, racking up the equivalent of four trips around the world.
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For Real? This is a major cluster you-know-what: Changing Your Teacher's Desktop Wallpaper Really a Felony? via the @VICE Android App http://m.vice.com/read/is-changing-your-teachers-desktop-wallpaper-really-a-felony-414
An attorney at the advocacy group Electronic Frontier Foundation calls the case against 14-year-old Florida boy Domanik Green "crazy."
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I was a big fan of starting our school year in August, that way we could finish the fall semester before winter break. Now I am not so sure.
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I guess what happens in Vegas doesn't stay in Vegas anymore. All kidding aside, the teacher shortage in Clark County is only the beginning of what I feel will be a growing national trend.
Technology specialist Sara Boucher teaches about 1,000 students in classes as large as 45 at Steven G. Schorr Elementary School in Clark County, Nevada, making it hard to tailor instruction and impossible to learn everyone's name. She does her be...
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Too true.
Here's a statistic from the Los Angeles Unified School District that should set off alarm bells: 58% of its coaches from 83 high schools were walk-ons or noncertificated employees during the 2013-14 school year. Only 42% were teachers, according to Trenton Cornelius, the district's coordinator of athletics.
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Two sides in a landmark New Orleans special education lawsuit have agreed to settle the case, according to new legal filings. The Orleans Parish School Board will vote next week on a settlement "in principle," according to a report signed Tuesday by U.S. District Judge Jay Zainey. 

The complaint was initially filed in 2010 by 10 students against the Louisiana Department of Education, the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education and the education superintendent. The School Board later became a defendant as well.

The plaintiffs allege that children with disabilities were underserved and sometimes illegally disciplined in the fractured landscape of charter schools and multiple school systems that followed Hurricane Katrina. "The system for providing special education in New Orleans is thoroughly broken," Southern Poverty Law Center attorneys wrote in 2013. 
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Forty years after court-ordered desegregation of schools, African-American and Latino teenage males are still getting the shaft in the Hub.
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Teacher of exceptional children.
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I teach students with disabilities.
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Amateur body surfer.
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Education Specialist
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I work with students with disabilites. Pretty good with a computer. I learn best by doing.
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  • Los Angeles Unified School District
    Education Specialist, 2002 - present
    I currently teach at Gardena High School.