The nominee to be U.S. Secretary of Education faces a Senate committee next week, and thorough questioning is expected. Here, from several policy scholars, are a double handful of questions. Add your own.


Donald Trump isn't even president yet, and already he's making teaching a more difficult occupation. Trump is scaring students and teachers, too. But for the brave, he's providing teachable moments.


Hierarchies are not going away anytime soon. But the Internet facilitates network forms of organizing, and they are growing and increasing in power and influence, Kristoffer Kohl and Charles Taylor Kerchner write.


We all know the grim story about Black and Latino youth. The narrative of violence, underachievement is spread through popular media and academic research. But there's another story, as John McDonald writes. New research shows men of color as thriving.


We've lost Patrick Dolanwho spent a career teaching unions and managements how to create relationships that were both just and productive. His message is more urgent now than ever.


Long Beach Unified, a leader among California school districts, wants to omit the state's performance exam for its 11th graders. Superintendent Chris Steinhauser says that the SAT exam is more useful than the state-required SBAC test.


Billionaire voucher and charter advocate Betsy DeVos' nomination to be U.S. Secretary of Education has set off alarm bells. It should. Her agenda is a battle cry: one she should lose. Californians should see she is not confirmed.


Even as I mourn the loss of an election and of hope for a progressive government in my lifetime, I give thanks for a great family and a country that lets me stand in resistance.


California's education leaders are intent on changing the state's education department into an organization built around continuous improvement so it can better serve students and schools write Tom Torlakson and Glen Price.


A read of California's news outlets makes clear that the state is not going to accept President-elect Donald Trump's policies without a fight, particularly those on immigration.


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