What Happens to Deported Students?

What happens to students raised in the United States and deported to Mexico? As President Obama issues executive order on immigration, William Perez writes from Mexico City.


Invisibility Cloak Lifted From California Foster Youth

California's new school funding formula brought foster-care youth into public attention, along with their stories of struggle and triumph. Before getting to policy issues, let's just listen to them.


Teacher-Powered Pilot Schools Face Obstacles

Teacher-power schools come with with significant challenges, as well as with a growing craft knowledge about how best to operate them, report Kristoffer Kohl and Kim Farris-Berg.


Bold Innovations Emerging at L.A. Unified's Teacher-Powered Schools

L.A. Unified teacher-powered Pilot Schools are empowering teachers to reimagine teaching and learning...and their own jobs, write Kim Farris-Berg and Kristoffer Kohl.


Teachers Design and Run L.A. Unified 'Pilot' Schools

A growing number of Pilot Schools within the Los Angeles Unified School District are "teacher-powered" with faculty making key decisions, write guest commentators Kim Farris-Berg and Kristoffer Kohl.


Incumbent Tom Torlakson Wins California Superintendent's Race

In a race that gained national attention, incumbent California state superintendent Tom Torlakson retained his office against Marshall Tuck, a former charter school leader, who was heavily supported by corporate reformers aligned with Democrats for Education Reform.


For Ebola, Planning Is Better Than Panic

Guest blogger Arun Ramanathan led San Diego Unified emergency preparedness efforts for an earlier pandemic. Now is the time to plan for Ebola, he argues.


California K-12 Schools Chief Race Is a Study in Contrasts

Torlakson and Tuck disagree on fundamentals: how to improve student learning, how to organize the K-12 system, and how to build political support for public education.


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.


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