Movie tickets. iPads. Bicycles. And not one, but two, brand-new cars.
These aren’t the prizes for “The Price is Right,” but for students in Los Angeles Unified, which has launched a contest to boost school attendance.
One of the most interesting characters in the LA education scene is Steve Zimmer (pictured), a TFA alum and career teacher who left his classroom to try and be a “bridge” member on the LAUSD board of education, which is still elected.
Assembly Bill 2608, authored by Assemblywoman Susan A. Bonilla (D-Concord), was recently signed by Governor Jerry Brown.