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June 19, 2017

2018 Election Will Rock California Education

Next year's California election will be both a referendum on the massive changes in education finance and testing enacted during Jerry Brown governorship and a test of the political coalition that made those changes possible.

May 17, 2017

California Can Lead the Country in English-Learner Education

California is recognizing that students who speak a language other than English are a great asset to its society and economy. Recent changes in education policy promote biliteracy. Pursuing this path puts the state in a position of national leadership, writes Vickie Ramos Harris.

April 19, 2017

University of California Scientists Present Climate Change Solutions

University of California scientists want to move the messaging about climate change from gloom-and-doom to practical solutions. Their video series debuts today as Earth Day approaches.

April 10, 2017

Calif. Ed Department Reorganizes Into Teams

The California Department of Education is breaking out of its decades-old organizational silos, streamlining its operations and "Teaming Up for Success," write State Superintendent Tom Torlakson and Chief Deputy Glen Price.

February 22, 2017

Creating a Learning Community at California's Education Department

California's Department of Education has espoused creating professional learning communities. Now, as key staffers write it's trying to recreate itself in that image.

February 20, 2017

Here's An Alternative to Betsy DeVos' Privatization Agenda

Betsy DeVos' privatization agenda will become national policy. The California counter-narrative is creating a public system that improves itself.

February 08, 2017

It's Time to Take Betsy DeVos Seriously

The script played out. Betsy DeVos has become the most vilified U.S. education secretary in history, and she just took the oath of office. But it's time to take her ideas and her politics seriously.

February 06, 2017

Calif. Creating a 'Counter Narrative' to Trump's America

California is positioning itself to battle Donald Trump. Behind the war that will be fought out in the classrooms and the courts lies a starkly different idea of what America is and should be.

January 09, 2017

One-Third of California's Budget Comes From Federal Funds

California wants to create a counter-narrative to the Trump Administration's social and economic policies, but the dependence on federal dollars portends a bumpy ride, as Scott Graves from the California Budget & Policy Center shows.

November 15, 2016

'California, Trump on Collision Course'

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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