More California exceptionalism: the state's new school funding law, and the local engagement lawmakers built into it, fundamentally change both school finance and accountability.
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December 18, 2014
December 17, 2014
Deported U.S.-educated college students and graduates face bureaucratic hurdles in Mexico. Binational cooperation is needed to help them, writes William Perez.
December 15, 2014
California educated thousands of students who have been deported or returned to Mexico. The state is not reaping the benefits of their education; neither is Mexico, writes William Perez.
December 11, 2014
It's the best of times for California's teacher unions, and also the worst. They have solid political backing in Sacramento, but only a limited time to use it.
December 10, 2014
In a conversation with me, Paul Tough talks about how children (really) succeed and the implications of his work as California designs a new accountability system.
December 05, 2014
The LAUSD iPad scandal has attracted the FBI's attention, but the underlying problem is the District's chronic political distrust. It's a tax on children.
November 20, 2014
What happens to students raised in the United States and deported to Mexico? As President Obama issues executive order on immigration, William Perez writes from Mexico City.
November 17, 2014
California's new school funding formula brought foster-care youth into public attention, along with their stories of struggle and triumph. Before getting to policy issues, let's just listen to them.
November 13, 2014
Teacher-power schools come with with significant challenges, as well as with a growing craft knowledge about how best to operate them, report Kristoffer Kohl and Kim Farris-Berg.
November 11, 2014
L.A. Unified teacher-powered Pilot Schools are empowering teachers to reimagine teaching and learning...and their own jobs, write Kim Farris-Berg and Kristoffer Kohl.