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.
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Even in the best of times, California public schools, face lean financing compared to large states with comparable costs of living. Legislative expert Rick Simpson wants to give local districts more taxing authority.
February 27, 2017
National Board certified teacher Kristoffer Kohl talks with another teacher and author, David Cohen, about his new book and the implications of Betsy DeVos as U.S. education secretary.
February 22, 2017
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
Betsy DeVos' privatization agenda will become national policy. The California counter-narrative is creating a public system that improves itself.
February 08, 2017
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
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 16, 2017
California public schools have enjoyed relatively good fiscal times lately, but the state still provides inadequate financing for education. Pat Reilly advocates boosting per pupil expenses.
December 01, 2016
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.
November 14, 2016
In California, social emotional learning counts. As Daisy Gonzales writes, educators in the state are also exploring the link between emotional learning and test scores in subject areas.