Actions

Future Is Now is helping teachers organize through the Teacher Action Network.

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Teachers Blending the Learning

Sujata Bhatt could teach her kids the basics, but she knew they needed more to enter the increasingly high-tech and entrepreneurial job market. Teachers Blending the Learning →

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A School-Based Contract, By and For Teachers

New York City’s teachers have been working without a contract, but Donial Rodriguez and his fellow teachers negotiated their own contract. A School-Based Contract, By and For Teachers →

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Teaching the Hard and the “Soft” Skills

Marca Whitten was pink-slipped four years in a row, despite being a beloved K-1 teacher at top-ranked Ivanhoe Elementary in Los Angeles. So she started her own school. Teaching the Hard and the “Soft” Skills →

Photo: Teacher Action Network members Megan Markevich & Marisa Crabtree hold up petitions for online voting in UTLA

A High-Tech Voice in Their Union

Online voting saves money and time, and it gets more teachers involved in union decisions. In Los Angeles, union members of the Teacher Action Network are campaigning to bring online voting to UTLA. A High-Tech Voice in Their Union →

Photo: Teacher Action Fellow Meteka Bullard

Organizing Teachers to Create a Pilot School

Los Angeles teacher Meteka Bullard and her colleagues want to lift the “ceiling on innovation” at Baldwin Hills Elementary by converting to an LAUSD Pilot School. Organizing Teachers to Create a Pilot School →

Photo: Teacher Action Fellow Kyle Hunsberger

How Do We Measure Non-Academic Skills?

With the district hurriedly seeking a way to start measuring non-academic skills such as grit and perseverance, Kyle Hunsberger wants to make sure this is not another top-down decision. How Do We Measure Non-Academic Skills? →

Teacher Action Fellow Kelsey Cushing

Teachers Prepare English Language Learners for Common Core

Kelsey Cushing knows that the English-language learners in her class are at a disadvantage on new Common Core-aligned tests, so she’s organizing her fellow teachers to meet their needs. Teachers Prepare English Language Learners for Common Core →

Teacher Action Fellow Pam Chirichigno

Home Visits: Teachers Reach Out to Bring Parents In

As a former social worker, Pam Chirichigno knows that engaging the parents will lead to higher student achievement. She’s organizing teachers at her school to step off campus and connect with families directly. Home Visits: Teachers Reach Out to Bring Parents In →

Teacher Action Fellow Amy Leserman

Telling the Story of Teacher-Led Reform

Amy Leserman thinks too many important education decisions are delivered from the top without teacher input. She’s determined to spread the word about teachers who are taking action to improve their unions, districts, and schools. Telling the Story of Teacher-Led Reform →

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2014 Los Angeles Fellowship

Applications are now being accepted for the next Teacher Action Network Fellowship in Los Angeles.

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