A panel of school district leaders echoes the fears their students face from the Trump Administration but also the optimism about working within California's new financial and accountability systems.
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April 12, 2017
March 20, 2017
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 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.
November 03, 2016
New research from California's CORE data partnership illustrates the possibilities and the implementation challenges in multiple measure accountability.
September 28, 2016
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 21, 2016
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
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.
September 07, 2016
The California State Board of Education is poised to adopt a multiple indicator accountability system to replace the state's discredited single number score. Good! But it will work only if schools learn from using it.
August 10, 2016
We're asking young students to wake up from nap time and start meeting state standards. As Daisy Gonzales writes, state policy makers need to wake up, too.
July 11, 2016
Policy Analysis for California Education has been a premier ed policy organization for three decades. As Daisy Gonzales writes, it is in the forefront of shaping current reforms and interpreting them for audiences such as 'On California.'