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June 26, 2017

Actions in Sacramento Undermining Real Accountability

Education Trust-West executive director Ryan Smith argues that promise of local control requires greater transparency in creating state and local accountability measures.

June 06, 2017

Why Don't More Unions Perform Like This?

The potential of professional grade unionism raises the question, "what don't more unions and managements act this way." They would if the law required or encouraged them to.

March 29, 2017

Innovation Zone Sought by Calif. CORE Districts

California's CORE districts want to spread their school improvement knowledge with an 'innovation zone' under the state's accountability plan. Garden Grove USD Superintendent Gabriela Mafi explains.

March 20, 2017

Calif. Accountability Dashboard Debuts; Critics Abound

California released its long-awaited accountability dashboard. Its colorful multi-system replaces the state's single number, test-score-driven indicator. The dashboard could use improvement; but it's not as dumb as some of the criticism.

February 02, 2017

Three Lessons From a Teacher-Powered Schools Conference

At more than 100 schools, teachers have gained substantial autonomy over the learning program, working conditions, personnel, and other domains. Here's what I learned by spending a weekend with them.

November 03, 2016

Calif. CORE Districts Pilot Accountability Measures

New research from California's CORE data partnership illustrates the possibilities and the implementation challenges in multiple measure accountability.

September 28, 2016

New California Accountability System Signals Progress

It's good to count parent engagement and school climate, says Sonya Heisters. So, California has taken a step in the right direction with its new accountability system.

September 26, 2016

L.A. Magnets Outscore Charters on 2016 Tests

Alan Warhaftig writes that this year's Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium tests show Los Angeles Unified School District magnet schools outscoring charters. Charters did better with English Learners.

September 21, 2016

Why Calif. Local Funding Requires State Leadership

California's Local Control Funding Formula was announced under the banner of subsidiarity, but Arun Ramanathan argues that local control also means state responsibility.

September 14, 2016

Poll Shows Parents Not Engaged in Calif. Local Control

A new poll from Policy Analysis for California and the University of Southern California shows that the state has a long way to go to keep its promise to engage local stakeholders in the state's historic education finance reforms, writes Daisy Gonzales.

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