Californians are expected to reinstate bilingual education. The vote is likely to be a milestone in the rise of Latino voting power. Bad news for Donald Trump; worse news for the GOP.
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October 31, 2016
October 19, 2016
A new Learning Policy Institute Report tells us what we knew along. Supporting teachers and making their jobs decent will solve both the teacher shortage and teacher quality problems, writes Kristoffer Kohl.
October 14, 2016
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: Learning 2.0.
September 28, 2016
It's good to count parent engagement and school climate, says Sonya Heisters. So, California has taken a step in the right direction with its new accountability system.
September 26, 2016
Alan Warhaftig writes that this year's Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium tests show Los Angeles Unified School District magnet schools outscoring charters. Charters did better with English Learners.
September 21, 2016
California's Local Control Funding Formula was announced under the banner of subsidiarity, but Arun Ramanathan argues that local control also means state responsibility.
September 19, 2016
The U. S. and Mexico share hundreds of thousands of students, but the barriers to educating them well are high, and the students are often unwelcomed in either country, writes John McDonald..
September 15, 2016
Los Angeles is locked in controversy about charter schools: more, fewer, none. That's the wrong discussion. Instead, we should be designing a truly 21st Century school system. Here are some design ideas.
September 05, 2016
It's traditional on Labor Day to assess the dismal state of unionism. But I find some bright spots for teacher unions in California, and the possibility of a brighter future.
August 31, 2016
Single measure accountability systems make 'soup' out of school achievement by putting all its ingredients into a mathematical blender, writes David Plank. The soup conceals more ingredients than it reveals.