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May 24, 2017

Remembering Judy Burton, a School Reform Pioneer

Judy Burton, who headed Los Angeles school reform programs in the 1990s and then formed the Alliance charter organization, has died.

May 23, 2017

A Shameful Big-Money School Board Election in L.A.

The election of two charter-backed candidates for the L.A. school board is less a victory for reform than a demonstration of expensive trench warfare and dysfunctional politics. And it is spreading throughout California.

May 21, 2017

Single-Sex Schools Are a Civil Rights Assault

A bill to promote single-sex schooling is making its way through the California Assembly. Three experts in the field see the legislation as wrongheaded and an affront to gender equality.

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.

May 10, 2017

Federal Tax Credits Poised to Make a Big Education Impact

Donald Trump's pledge to put $20-billion behind school vouchers will likely materialize as federal tax credits. Here's how states and school districts should be thinking about them.

May 01, 2017

Slow Implementation Endangers School Funding in Calif.

Nearly everyone says they like California's Local Control Financing Formula. A new report says it's a work in progress that's helping equity. But impatience and slow implementation put the system in jeopardy.

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 17, 2017

Innovative Latin American School Design Coming to California

Columbia's highly successful Escuela Nueva: featuring cooperative, personalized, active learning is coming to the United States, maybe to a school near you, write Tom Luschei and Sarah Smith Orr.

April 12, 2017

Fear and Optimism From Calif. School Leaders

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.

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.

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