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March 27, 2017

STEM Blossoms in California Salad Bowl

Along with winter vegetables, STEM is blooming in Imperial County. Dennis and Daniel Gibbs are growing young scientists by transplanting the scientific method to the second grade.

March 14, 2017

How Adding Another Person to a Conversation Builds Capacity

In this second part of an interview with superintendent Devin Vodička and professor Alan J. Daly, they talk about how the simple act of adding one more person to a conversation can triple the power of a network.

March 13, 2017

How Creating Networks Builds Winning School Districts

The Vista Unified School District won a XQ super school prize. Superintendent Devin Vodička attributes success to deliberately creating relational networks. Here, a conversation with the superintendent and University of California San Diego professor Alan J. Daly.

March 08, 2017

The Fossils Are Old; The Scientists Are Young

Elementary school students do real science in a partnership between L.A. Summit Prep and the La Brea Tar Pits funded by the National Science Foundation.

March 06, 2017

A Proposal to Revive Local Taxing Authority for Calif. Schools

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.

March 02, 2017

Solar Panels Electrify Student Success

In Temecula, California, Blaine Boyer uses solar panels, painted guitars, and dragon lizards, to teach STEM, motivate students, and plant the seeds of adulthood in reluctant continuation school students.

February 27, 2017

David Cohen on Shifting the Perception of Public Education

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

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 13, 2017

Virtual Learning in State Parks: Tide Pools and Technology

Field trips are fun, but they are often difficult and too expensive. The California State Parks are using portable technology to allow students virtual access to tide pools, butterflies, and the gold rush, writes Brad Krey.

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