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.
“We are excited by our success,” McCone says. “We have made a lot of growth over the years. And we really are fortunate to have had QEIA funding, especially to keep our class sizes small.”
In January, Zamboni was one of only 12 new California middle schools named by the California Department of Education as model schools in the state’s “Schools to Watch — Taking Center Stage” program. The state partners with the National Forum to Accelerate Middle Grades Reform and the California Middle Grades Alliance on the program.
New book praises CTA’s bold QEIA program
Critics agree that The Global Fourth Way: The Quest for Educational Excellence is a must-read for anyone interested in education, “especially so for those currently involved in any form of teaching and learning, as well as those responsible for developing and implementing education policy.”
Authors and education researchers Andy Hargreaves and Dennis Shirley praise the QEIA program, noting that CTA showed itself to be a “morally centered union” by sponsoring the landmark Quality Education Investment Act.