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.
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.
People like the new funding formula; it's changing local politics and bringing educators and finance people together. But they fear for its future.
Pomona College professor David Menefee-Libey brings decades of policy analysis to the blog.
State School Board president Mike Kirst signals the end of single-measure accountability as California schools chase eight state priorities.
The California Department of Education is applying user-centered design thinking to create educational technology solutions. Guest blogger Karen Holst tells the story.
Ramon Cortines is the once and future superintendent of Los Angeles Unified, brought back to make peace and get things done.
John Deasy picked up a bad hand of cards when he came to the superintendency in Los Angeles. Now, as his exit is likely, the question is whether anyone could have played them better.
How to create a new learning system, what I call Learning 2.0? Build a political coalition around a new learning infrastructure available to every student in the state. Start with English Language Learners.
Almost all the education wars are being fought on a very small battlefield. There's real carnage, but no winners. We should switch the reform fight to building a new learning system.