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ELEMENTARY SCHOOL IN CTA-BACKED QEIA REFORM PROGRAM EARNS TOP STATE ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
BURLINGAME – Since 2006, low-income students at an elementary school in Chula Vista School District in San Diego County have benefited from a landmark, CTA-backed school intervention law providing proven reforms like smaller class sizes, better teacher training and more counselors at hundreds of California public schools.
QEIA MIDDLE SCHOOL HONORED
You can hear the pride and accomplishment in sixth-grade teacher Nelda McCone’s voice when she talks about her 922-student Zamboni Middle School in Los Angeles County earning a prestigious state “School to Watch” award.
PROCESS FOR QEIA SCHOOLS THAT DID NOT MAKE API
On February 8, 2013, Superintendents with QEIA schools that did not meet their API growth requirement for 2011-12 received notice from the California Department of Education via email (with copies to the respective school principals) of the review process for those schools. read more
2012-2013 QEIA FIRST APPORTIONMENT
On October 8, 2012, the first apportionment of 2012-2013 Quality Education Investment Act (QEIA) funds was made. QEIA schools are receiving 80% of their annual entitlement with the first apportionment for 2012-2013.
EMERGING PROMISING PRACTICES
Emerging "Promising Practices" are improving student achievement at QEIA schools
EMPOWERED PARENTS AND CHILDREN SPEAK OUT TO SAVE QEIA
On May 23, members of the Oxnard community rallied at the school board meeting to object to eliminating the QEIA program, which the board was threatening to do. Oxnard Elementary School District has had 5 elementary schools and 2 intermediate schools participating in QEIA. In response to the organized effort by teachers, parents, and students, the board confirmed they had found the money to support the QEIA program. "It was the presence of parents with their children, and their insistence on speaking to the board, that made the difference in the debate about keeping the QEIA program", said Robin Lefkovits, President, Oxnard Education Association.
THE SPRING 2012 QEIA SITE CONTACT MEETINGS WERE GREAT!
Thanks to all who were able to participate!
Now available here: copies of the meeting materials
QEIA ANNOUNCEMENTS ARCHIVE
11.15.2011: Want to know how to find your school’s QEIA budget and what questions to ask about it? November’s QEIA Question of the Month
11.01.2011: Release of 2011-2012 funding for QEIA: QEIA schools are receiving 90% of their annual entitlement now with the first apportionment for 2011-2012
09.30.2011: NEA features Teaching Channel on NEA.org Teaching Channel, a new non-profit focused on professional development, is a video showcase—on the web and television—of great teaching in America’s public schools. read more
04.06.2011: Are you up to the mobile challenge? Become eligible for a $1,000 award.
The NEA Foundation will award up to five individuals $1,000 for the best ideas on how mobile phone technology can be used to transform teaching and learning.
01.14.2011: Results for QEIA Monitoring for 2009-10
11.30.2010: SYMPOSIUM QEIA REPORT: Lessons From the Classroom, Initial Success for At-Risk Students - download report and read more here
11.29.2010: Podcast: "QEIA: Basics & Beyond" - This 48-minute podcast provides basic information about QEIA.
10.09.2010: List by school of class sizes for 2005-06 that need to be maintained in non-core classes for QEIA middle schools and high schools. As 2010-11 is the third full year of QEIA implementation, the provision that other (non-core) classes not increase in size beyond the size used in the 2005-06 school year needs to be in effect by the end of this year. Visit: Resources | Monitoring & Program Evaluation
03.14.10: QEIA Budget Webinar follow-up: Q&A
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