John Deasy picked up a bad hand of cards when he came to the superintendency in Los Angeles. Now, as his exit is likely, the question is whether anyone could have played them better.
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October 15, 2014
October 13, 2014
How to create a new learning system, what I call Learning 2.0? Build a political coalition around a new learning infrastructure available to every student in the state. Start with English Language Learners.
October 08, 2014
Almost all the education wars are being fought on a very small battlefield. There's real carnage, but no winners. We should switch the reform fight to building a new learning system.
October 06, 2014
Guest blogger Ken Fruternick, a witness for the defense in the "Vergara" trial, calls for an agreement that would address the issues without waiting for the appeals process.
September 28, 2014
Replacing the Los Angeles superintendent, if it comes to that, will create serious consequences for making the district better.
September 24, 2014
English learners comprise a quarter of California school students. Here are some research-based ways to help make them more successful.
September 23, 2014
A new report from Education Trust West finds that most California districts did not use their new budget flexibility to create innovate solutions for English language learners.
September 22, 2014
The Los Angeles Summer of Learning keeps kids safe and expands the horizons of learning.
September 18, 2014
California educators have navigated the first year of Local Control Funding. Now, the challenge is to use the budget process to transform schools.
September 17, 2014
Money is not born smart; it has to be educated. California's Local Control Funding Formula allows school districts to link revenue with the student outcomes. Will they?