In a week where two states dumped the Common Core, more than 300 California organizations signed on to support it.
The 'Vergara' decision, announced Tuesday, has shaken the system, but probably not as much as both proponents and opponents claim. A legislative fix could, and we argue should, be in order in California, but more equity lawsuits will likely follow.
State Superintendent Tom Torlakson is headed for a runoff with challenger Marshall Tuck. Torlakson won 46.8% of the vote in Tuesday's primary, a large plurality, but not enough for outright victory.
The Charter Oak school district leadership invested heavily in the transition to the Common Core. It put teachers at the center of the change, bet big on instructional technology and professional development, and strategically targeted the math curriculum as the place to start.
Four teachers in suburban Los Angeles 'school me' on their transition to Common Core teaching. They like it and are a lot more rational about the process than much of the pro-and-con bombast.
It could be firecrackers before the 4th of July as big decisions loom for California education: A contested election next week, the Vergara lawsuit, first results from the state's Local Control Funding Formula, and the end of Common Core pilot tests.
Here's my interview with California State Superintendent Tom Torlakson running for re-election on June 3. He talks about his accomplishments including the Common Core and local control financing.
Marshall Tuck is running to become state superintendent in California. He'd start by challenging the existing school code.
I preview interviews with California's state superintendent and his challenger. The interviews, including links to full transcriptions, will appear next week.
A toothache often stands in the way of learning. The schools in Pomona, California, are responding with school-based health centers.