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Social Media: Top Education Tweeters

LA School Report | June 17, 2013



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social-media-channelHere’s our massive (but still probably incomplete) listing of top education-related Twitter users in LA — including official and unofficial representatives from the district, the union, Board members, teacher activists, mainstream media, and bloggers.

See yourself listed?  Be sure to tweet about it.  Not on the list, or know someone who should be?  Tweet about it.

This is just a first approximation of the final list; we’ll probably do a follow-up version or another post that focuses on other social media sites (Facebook, etc.)

LAUSD

LAUSD | @LASchools
The official twitter for the Los Angeles Unified School District.

John Deasy | Verified account @DrDeasyLAUSD
Official Twitter for LAUSD superintendent John Deasy. Together we will work to ensure students are college-prepared and career-ready. Follow LAUSD @LASchools

Edgar Zazueta | @EdgarZazueta
LAUSD Director of Government Relations, Father, LA sports fan, news junkie. Admitted smartphone addict. Views expressed here are my own.

LAUSD GATE Programs | @LAUSDGATE
Gifted/Talented Programs creates high end learning opportunities which allow students to flourish in stimulating academic and social environments.

Chief Zipperman | @LASchoolPolice
Official Twitter for the Los Angeles School Police Department’s Chief of Police.

Gerardo Loera | @MrLoera
Official Twitter for Gerardo Loera, Executive Director of Curriculum and Instruction for the Los Angeles Unified School District.

LAUSD CCSS | @lausdccss
Common Core State Standards and 21st century skills resources, along with information about the CCSS implementation in LAUSD.

LAUSDcharters | @LAUSDcharters
Official Twitter page for the Charter Schools Division of the Los Angeles Unified School District.

Matt Hill | @MattHill23
LAUSD employee, Father of two, UNC and UCLA grad, and avid basketball fan.

BOARD MEMBERS

Mónica García | @Monica4LAUSD
President, Los Angeles Unified School District. Putting kids first.

Monica Ratliff | @TheOnlyTeacher
monicaratliff2013.com

Steve Zimmer | @lausd_zimmer, @SteveZimmer1
LAUSD board member representing District 4 including Hollywood, W. Hollywood, West side and parts of the w. San Fernando Valley

Tamar Galatzan | @Tamar Galatzan
Tamar Galatzan is a criminal prosecutor, mother, and LAUSD School Board Member representing District 3, which covers parts of the west San Fernando Valley.

Bennett Kayser | @BennettKayser
Advocate for education, social justice & community participation. Vote for the kids. Vote for the schools. Vote for the Teacher! March 8th 2011

LOCAL AND STATE UNIONS

UTLA | @UTLAnow
United Teachers Los Angeles, a union of professionals representing +35,000 public school teachers and health and human services professionals in the LA area.

ProgressiveEducators | @UTLA_PEAC
Rank-and-File educators working within United Teachers Los Angeles

SEIU Local 99 | @SEIULocal99
seiu99.org

CFT | @CAFedofTeachers
We are faculty and support staff in public and private schools and colleges, early childhood through higher education, making a difference every day.

NOTABLE TEACHERS & PRINCIPALS

david b. goldberg | @teachergoldberg
Bilingual elementary school teacher in Los Angeles. Elected leader of California Teachers Association (tweets are my own).

Jose Lara | @JoseDelBarrio
(no bio)

David Lyell | @davidlyell
Elected UTLA Secretary. We represent 35,000 teachers and health and human services professionals throughout LAUSD. Views expressed are my own.

Ingrid Villeda | @EducateLAnow
I’m a Teacher & Union activist. I believe in being a good teacher, my right to organize, and the need for public education. Segregation is not the answer.

PESJA Los Angeles | @PESJA_LA
PESJA advocates for public education, social justice solutions, authentic reform, and liberation pedagogy.

Ari Bennett | @aribennett
Poly High School Principal focused on the academic achievement of our neediest students…

Maria M Ventura | @MsMariaVentura
Public Policy and Bilingual Communications Professional.

NONPROFITS

Educators 4 Excellence | @ed4excellence
E4E, a teacher-led organization, works to ensure that teachers have a meaningful voice in the policies that impact their classrooms and careers.

United Way of LA | @launitedway
Creating pathways out of poverty for all in Greater Los Angeles. Our focus: end homelessness; increase graduation rate; help families become financially stable.

LAsPromise | @LAsPromise
Nonprofit organization working to improve schools & empower neighborhoods in some of the most disenfranchised communities in LA. As seen on @FoodRevTeam.

PartnershipLASchools | @PartnershipLA
The Partnership is a unique collaboration between the City of LA and the Los Angeles Unified School District to transform LA’s lowest performing schools.

Beyond the Bell @BTBLA
Beyond the Bell serves over 150,000 students everyday before and after-school in Los Angeles.

The LA Fund | @LAFund
We are an education non-profit in Los Angeles. Currently revitalizing arts education in LA with a group of world-renowned artists.#ArtsMatter

Parent Revolution | @parentrev
Join the Revolution. Demand change. Be part of the 51% it takes to transform your child’s school.

MISCELLANEOUS VIPs

Yolie Flores | @itsyolie
(no bio)

David Tokofsky | @davidtokofsky
recovering skool bored member

Angel ZobelRodriguez | @MagnetAngel
Parent Advocate for SFV Families Within LAUSD http://askamagnetyenta.wordpress.com

Jeneen4LAUSD | @JeneenR
I’m an education advocate, and I also do ministry at my church.

Steve Barr | @SteveBarrLA
founder of green dot public schools, and founder and CEO of Future Is Now…

Kate Anderson | @katekanderson
Director Los Angeles Office @childrennow. Tweets are my own

Marshall Tuck | @MarshallTuck
Happily married to Mae. Work in Education. Doing the best I can each day to improve the lives of others and the world we live in

Jason Mandell | @mandelljason
Director of Public Affairs at United Way of Greater Los Angeles. Mission: to defeat poverty in this crazy place we call home.

Hope Change Choices| @hcclosangeles
Hope Change Choices is an independent source of information about LAUSD school choice options

CAMPAIGN / POLITICALS

Addisu Demissie | @ASDem
Principal @50p1 & fmr @BarackObama Political Dir. Lawyer, sports fanatic & proud Oaklander. Husband to @jehabig. I’m day-to-day but, then again, aren’t we all?

Konstantin Hatcher | @KonstantinHatch
Field Director for Coalition for School Reform

Michael Trujillo | @mikehtrujillo
Born and raised in the Los Angeles area.

LEELosAngeles | @LEELosAngeles
Empowering our members to make change in policy, politics, and advocacy.

Coalition for School Reform | @reformLAUSD
Coalition for School Reform to support LAUSD Reform. Not authorized by a candidate or a committee controlled by a candidate.

CHARTER GROUPS

KIPP LA Schools | @KIPPLASchools
KIPP LA Schools is a non-profit organization that operates high-performing K-8 public charter schools in South and East Los Angeles. Work hard. Be nice.

Green Dot | @GreenDotSchools
The teachers, administrators, counselors and staff of Green Dot Public Schools are preparing students to be successful in college, leadership and life.

BLOGGERS

Scott Folsom | @4LAKids
More than you ever wanted to know about LAUSD …sooner than they wanted you to know it!

Robert D. Skeels | @rdsathene
‘Problem posing education does not and cannot serve the interests of the oppressor’ — Paulo Freire. I write about #LAUSD and Education.

PROFESSIONAL MEDIA

Evelyn Larrubia | @elarrubia
Education editor at NPR-affiliate KPCC; 2010-11 Knight Fellow at Stanford; & former LA Times investigative reporter. Tweets are my own.

Barbara Jones | @LADNschools
Barbara Jones covers the Los Angeles Unified School District for the Los Angeles Daily News.

LA Times Education | @LATeducation
Sharing the best in @latimes’ education coverage.

Teresa Watanabe | Verified account @TeresaWatanabe
Los Angeles Times education reporter. Also interested in immigrants/religion/Japan. Collect cookbooks (100+) and pets (7) teresa.watanabe@latimes.com

Howard Blume | Verified account @howardblume
L.A. Times education reporter. howard.blume@latmes.com. Also cohosts Deadline L.A. Monday 2:30 pm. KPFK 90.7 FM. Likes tap dancing; spicy ethnic food.

Steve Lopez LA Times Verified account | @LATstevelopez
California native Lopez is the author of 3 novels, two column collections and the best-selling book The Soloist. http://facebook.com/latstevelopez

Stephen Ceasar | @stephenceasar
Education reporter for the Los Angeles Times. University of Arizona (’09). Originally from El Centro, Calif. stephen.ceasar@latimes.com

Beth Shuster | @beth_shuster
Education editor at the Los Angeles Times. Former reporter at the Daily News of Los Angeles, Riverside Press-Enterprise, States News Service.

Dalina Castellanos | @dalinac
@latimes education reporter. Downtown dweller, food-lover and fun-haver. Originally from Nogales, Ariz. My opinions are my own.

Hillel Aron | @hillelaron
Contributing writer for L.A. Weekly, LA School Report, and many other fine publications. Knee deep in the hoopla.

Vanessa Romo | @vanromo
I am talking to you! (And secretly recording this.) Education Reporter for @TakePart Previously: @kpcc @kplu

Kelly Corrigan | @kellymcorrigan
Education reporter for The Glendale News-Press and Burbank Leader. Also a poetry lover, traveler and Josh Groban fan. Email me at kelly.corrigan@latimes.com.

Pass/Fail | @PFedu
The official page for @KPCC’s education team coverage

EdSource | @EdSource
Engaging Californians on key education challenges. Most tweets by @jfenster and@lrmongeau. Retweets are not endorsements.

Lisa Alva | @EDreport
Searching for truth and quality in education, people, life.

Mary Plummer | @maryplummer
Education reporter for @KPCC. Formerly on the producing team for @taketwo. Alaskan grown. @ColumbiaJourn grad. Views are my own.

Adolfo Guzman-Lopez | @AGuzmanLopez
Reporter for Southern California Public Radio/KPCC 89.3FM. I also write the Movie Miento blog:

Neon Tommy | @neontommy
Most-visited news/sports/opinion/a&e website in the U.S. run by college students. Based out of USC Annenberg. We also exist at@neon_sports & @entertainmentNT.

John Fensterwald | @jfenster
Editor, co-writer of EdSource Today (http://www.edsource.org/today ), terrific site covering California K-12 and community college news & policies.

HASHTAGS

#LAUSD
#LCFF (local control funding formula)
#CCSS (common core state standards)
#cabudget
#earlyed
#charter
#ProKidCA
#school2prison
#schoolchoice
#highstakestesting
#ParentTrigger
#edtech
#edpolicy
#edchat
#edreform
#edgap

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