Carl Cohn, recently resigned California state school board member and former superintendent in Long Beach and San Diego, advocates breakup of the Los Angeles Unified School District.
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June 04, 2015
June 03, 2015
California dumped its single number achievement system, and it's headed toward a dashboard of indicators. Will the public learn to read the dials and lights or just hone in on standardized test scores?
June 01, 2015
As California redesigns its assessment system, questions of data usefulness rise to the forefront. Think rapid feedback rather than data autopsy.
May 14, 2015
Guest contributor Arun Ramanathan recalls his struggles with the English language and asks why we make learning it so difficult and convoluted.
May 13, 2015
At an over-subscribed conference, the state superintendent and other leaders endorsed broadened labor-management cooperation and the means to achieve it.
May 06, 2015
Bills in the California Legislature would make teacher evaluation criteria a mandatory subject of bargaining and link evaluation to test scores. Is the state ready to move from its industrial mindset and learn from history?
April 27, 2015
Grassroots politics meets big data. Sophisticated mapping tools allowed a coalition of community organizations to reshape the budget of the Los Angeles Unified School District and send money to the students in greatest need.
April 23, 2015
Although California has strongly supported the Common Core, providing high quality continuing professional development faces substantial implementation challenges, so writes contributing writer Arun Ramanathan.
April 22, 2015
As California Teachers Association president Dean Vogel prepares to leave office, he comments on the role his union might take in education reform.
April 20, 2015
After months of strike talk, demonstrations, and threats of layoffs, United Teachers Los Angeles settled on a new labor contract with the L.A. Unified School District.