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Replacing L.A. Superintendent Would Raise Stability Issues

Replacing the Los Angeles superintendent, if it comes to that, will create serious consequences for making the district better.


A New Tool for Effectively Educating English Learners

English learners comprise a quarter of California school students. Here are some research-based ways to help make them more successful.


Will Local Control Funding Help English Learners? The Verdict Is Still Out.

A new report from Education Trust West finds that most California districts did not use their new budget flexibility to create innovate solutions for English language learners.


In L.A., Summer in the City Can Make You Smarter

The Los Angeles Summer of Learning keeps kids safe and expands the horizons of learning.


Local Control Funding Can Transform Schools

California educators have navigated the first year of Local Control Funding. Now, the challenge is to use the budget process to transform schools.


California's Quest to Make Education Money 'Smart'

Money is not born smart; it has to be educated. California's Local Control Funding Formula allows school districts to link revenue with the student outcomes. Will they?


An 'On California' Design Competition: Build a Better ELL System

What the best way to deliver assistance to English Language Learners and their teachers? Join our design challenge.


Vergara: The Campaign for What? And Why?

The Vergara public relations campaign came to Pomona College this week, restating its case but leaving its goals cloudy.


Los Angeles iPad Story Keeps Growing; Critics More Pointed

The iPad story in Los Angeles grows, as we had predicted. On Tuesday, Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent John Deasy sent the school board a six-page memo defending his actions. Meanwhile, the Los Angeles Times called for greater transparency, for the release of the district inspector general's reports, and for a new investigation.


iPad Scandal Grows in L.A., Raising Leadership Questions

The story of how the Los Angeles Unified School District contracted for iPads and software with Apple and Pearson is not going away. Calls for investigation continue along with public questions about whether Superintendent John Deasy can, or should, survive this issue and others. But the important issue is not the contract; it's the strategy behind it.


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