Steven Sample, the recently deceased president of the University of Southern California, taught important lessons in leadership, both in word and deed. He was also a great friend.
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April 08, 2016
March 31, 2016
The "fair share" union fee issue is not going away. But teacher unions have gained time to blunt its effects and maybe void the effort altogether.
March 25, 2016
District and union collaborate on new system that moves from helping novices and struggling teachers to helping everyone.
March 24, 2016
This large suburban district outside Sacramento, Calif., has rethought evaluation and moved beyond a stale and dysfunctional compliance system toward professional growth for all teachers.
March 21, 2016
A new report summarizes the lessons from three California districts where administrators and teachers' unions combined evaluation and professional growth. Here are my takeaways.
March 10, 2016
California's history shows that a socialist can heavily influence public policy even in the face of electoral defeat.
March 08, 2016
Unsolved problems abound, but California's looking a bit more golden these days compared with the slash-the-budget conservative states.
March 02, 2016
The relevant part of our book title is the preposition from. The giant school district taught me lessons then, and it still does. They are fighting about the wrong things.
February 29, 2016
I argued that the Vergara lawsuit was a loser when it was being tried. It still is.
February 23, 2016
Data from the Los Angeles Unified School District show charter schools as missing their enrollment targets, raising new issues about how its 274 charters are regulated and overseen.