The Calif. Teacher Shortage Is Real

Forget teacher layoffs. The balance of supply and demand has turned in California. Legislators want to change the incentives.


Will California Lead Meaningful Parent and Family Engagement?

Recent federal and state laws have created an opportunity for stronger parent and family engagement in California schools. Contributing author Devin Corrigan cites two reports that suggest the opportunity is real, but so are the challenges.


Is Adaptive Technology an Ed Tech Prize or Fool's Gold?

Adaptive technology is either the holy grail or the fool's gold of the ed tech. A new report from EdSurge provides insight and a roadmap.


How Many Numbers Does It Take to Fix a School?

On Tuesday, the CORE districts, which enroll more than 1 million California students, release their multiple-measure School Quality Improvement Index.


Dear LA Times: Collaboration Is Not for Wimps

The new Los Angeles school superintendent Michelle King has been both praised and criticized for her collaborative style. Guest contributor Ken Futernick, pushes back on the idea the collaboration spells weakness.


A Glimpse of Ed Tech Future: Steady Work

I went looking for unicorns and found clever, friendly workhorses instead ... and a prophet in the desert. Notes from an edSurge summit.


L.A. Charter Plan Needs a Healthy District

Advocates for the L.A. charter-centric reform plan, Great Public Schools Now, have pivoted toward aiding promising district-run schools. But first they need a fiscally sound school system.


L.A. Board Vote Reveals Charter Politics

L.A. Board votes to oppose charter plan and, as a new paper from Paul Hill and Ashley Jochim reveals, chartering is not about markets; it's all politics.


Is This the End of Teachers' Unions?

Today, the United States Supreme Court will hear a challenge to mandatory union fees that originates in California. Is this a fundamental challenge to teacher unionism?


5 Takeaways on Educating California's English Learners

Now is the time, and California the place, to improve English Learner instruction, says contributing author Devin Corrigan. He offers five takeaways from recent research.


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