Ellie Herman

education writer and former teacher

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Writer for LA School Report and high school English teacher; writes about teaching and education policy at her blog, Gatsby in L.A.

Ellie Herman on KCRW

Some 650,000 students went back to school yesterday in Los Angeles and most of them returned to crowded classrooms. Some classes can have more than 40 kids in them.

Back to School: Class Sizes

Some 650,000 students went back to school yesterday in Los Angeles and most of them returned to crowded classrooms. Some classes can have more than 40 kids in them.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

This morning, an L.A. Superior Court judge ruled in favor of students who sued the state to change the way teachers are dismissed. The case, known as Vergara v.

Education Lawsuit Verdict

This morning, an L.A. Superior Court judge ruled in favor of students who sued the state to change the way teachers are dismissed. The case, known as Vergara v.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The  Common Core State Standards Initiative  has stirred up a lot of controversy and confusion as it continues to roll out across the country.

Common Core 101

The Common Core State Standards Initiative has stirred up a lot of controversy and confusion as it continues to roll out across the country.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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