Judy Burton, who headed Los Angeles school reform programs in the 1990s and then formed the Alliance charter organization, has died.
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May 24, 2017
May 23, 2017
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
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 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
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
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 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
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
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
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.