Poway Unified, in San Diego County, pioneered peer review in the 1980s. It's grown a new professional learning and effectiveness system from the roots of this longstanding labor-management engagement.


A new report summarizes the lessons from three California districts where administrators and teachers' unions combined evaluation and professional growth. Here are my takeaways.


Increasingly, charter-friendly writers and activists are coming to the conclusion that simply adding more charters doesn't fix a city's education system.


California's history shows that a socialist can heavily influence public policy even in the face of electoral defeat.


Unsolved problems abound, but California's looking a bit more golden these days compared with the slash-the-budget conservative states.


The relevant part of our book title is the preposition from. The giant school district taught me lessons then, and it still does. They are fighting about the wrong things.


I argued that the Vergara lawsuit was a loser when it was being tried. It still is.


Data from the Los Angeles Unified School District show charter schools as missing their enrollment targets, raising new issues about how its 274 charters are regulated and overseen.


A teacher shortage looms. Residencies are a way to create a high quality, well-trained teacher corps. The legislature and governor should pony up.


His daughter set up a play classroom and exhibits an instinct for teaching. Arun Ramanathan asks whether he should encourage her.


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