As California Teachers Association president Dean Vogel prepares to leave office, he comments on the role his union might take in education reform.


After months of strike talk, demonstrations, and threats of layoffs, United Teachers Los Angeles settled on a new labor contract with the L.A. Unified School District.


Another poll, this one debuted on page 1 of the "Los Angeles Times," shows weak support for teacher tenure and a challenge to the state's teacher unions. But the voters love and trust teachers.


The Whitney Plantation is devoted exclusively to slavery. Expect to be moved, educated, horrified, and perhaps motivated.


The one-percenters who can make large campaign donations have more money than ever. And, as in all other policy areas these days, they want to call the shots in K-12 education.


The state's new funding formula illuminates the needs of foster youth. Early implementation finds reason for cautious optimism, but there is much work ahead.


There's a lot of talk these days about inequality in America, and the conversation often turns to education. Somehow, schools are supposed to create opportunity and fix inequality.


California's new finance and accountability system depends on local democracy. It turns a parent's role from choice to voice.


An irresistible computer game and a equally irresistible 7-year-old teach me about how we might link deeper learning and the Common Core.


Even more than we expected, incumbents in Los Angeles school board races failed to capture majorities. Three are headed toward runoffs. Charter supporters are ascendant as big money pours in.


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