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January 05, 2017

Ten Questions for Betsy DeVos' Confirmation Hearing

The nominee to be U.S. Secretary of Education faces a Senate committee next week, and thorough questioning is expected. Here, from several policy scholars, are a double handful of questions. Add your own.

December 19, 2016

Dear Donald, Don't Make Teaching Even Harder

Donald Trump isn't even president yet, and already he's making teaching a more difficult occupation. Trump is scaring students and teachers, too. But for the brave, he's providing teachable moments.

December 15, 2016

Teacher Networks: Here, There, and Everywhere

Hierarchies are not going away anytime soon. But the Internet facilitates network forms of organizing, and they are growing and increasing in power and influence, Kristoffer Kohl and Charles Taylor Kerchner write.

December 13, 2016

New Research Shows Young Men of Color Thriving

We all know the grim story about Black and Latino youth. The narrative of violence, underachievement is spread through popular media and academic research. But there's another story, as John McDonald writes. New research shows men of color as thriving.

December 01, 2016

Leading Calif. District Wants to Use SAT Instead of State Test

Long Beach Unified, a leader among California school districts, wants to omit the state's performance exam for its 11th graders. Superintendent Chris Steinhauser says that the SAT exam is more useful than the state-required SBAC test.

November 29, 2016

California Should Fight Betsy DeVos' Politics of Privatization

Billionaire voucher and charter advocate Betsy DeVos' nomination to be U.S. Secretary of Education has set off alarm bells. It should. Her agenda is a battle cry: one she should lose. Californians should see she is not confirmed.

November 14, 2016

Can Social-Emotional Skills Drive Continuous Improvement?

In California, social emotional learning counts. As Daisy Gonzales writes, educators in the state are also exploring the link between emotional learning and test scores in subject areas.

November 10, 2016

Is California Exceptional, Progressive, or Just Weird?

I've written about California's exceptional education politics for years. Given the results of Tuesday's election, I've concluded that it's not only in education that the state is headed in a different direction than the rest of the country.

November 07, 2016

Vote; Make A Plan, Do It!

You'd think that people who read EdWeek wouldn't need a reminder to vote. But busy people often fail to vote because they didn't plan their day around this consequential duty.

November 03, 2016

Calif. CORE Districts Pilot Accountability Measures

New research from California's CORE data partnership illustrates the possibilities and the implementation challenges in multiple measure accountability.

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