It's True: Good Labor Relations Are Good for Kids

The 21,000-student ABC Unified School District in South Los Angeles County celebrates a productive labor-management relationship that helps student achievement and makes the workplace more fulfilling.


Local Control Funding Gets High Marks From Educators

People like the new funding formula; it's changing local politics and bringing educators and finance people together. But they fear for its future.


David Menefee-Libey Joins 'On California' as Co-Author

Pomona College professor David Menefee-Libey brings decades of policy analysis to the blog.


California Moving Rapidly Toward Post-NCLB Accountability

State School Board president Mike Kirst signals the end of single-measure accountability as California schools chase eight state priorities.


Design Thinking With the California Department of Education

The California Department of Education is applying user-centered design thinking to create educational technology solutions. Guest blogger Karen Holst tells the story.


Cortines Flunks Retirement, Returns to LAUSD for Third Time

Ramon Cortines is the once and future superintendent of Los Angeles Unified, brought back to make peace and get things done.


Let's Look First at the Hand L.A.'s John Deasy Was Dealt

John Deasy picked up a bad hand of cards when he came to the superintendency in Los Angeles. Now, as his exit is likely, the question is whether anyone could have played them better.


Build a New Political Coalition Around Increased Learning Capacity

How to create a new learning system, what I call Learning 2.0? Build a political coalition around a new learning infrastructure available to every student in the state. Start with English Language Learners.


A Modest Proposal for a New Learning System: Learning 2.0

Almost all the education wars are being fought on a very small battlefield. There's real carnage, but no winners. We should switch the reform fight to building a new learning system.


A "Grand Bargain" Would Be Better Than Vergara

Guest blogger Ken Fruternick, a witness for the defense in the "Vergara" trial, calls for an agreement that would address the issues without waiting for the appeals process.


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