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September 22, 2014

Traveling a New Path to Learn About Education

Thank you for checking out the first post in my new Education Week Teacher blog, "Road Trips In Education." I'm visiting teachers and schools throughout California this year, and hoping to pass along some useful observations about the intersection between policy and practice.

September 19, 2014

New Law Encourages Year-Round Expanded Learning in California

California's governor approve new standards for expanded learning programs and reprioritizes funding to provide incentives for before and after school programs to go year round.

September 04, 2014

Calif. Teachers' Unions File Appeal Against Vergara Ruling on Teacher Tenure

California teachers' unions filed an appeal against the Vergara decision that struck down state teacher tenure and dismissal laws.

September 02, 2014

Calif. Governor Appeals Vergara Ruling on Teacher Tenure

The California governor is the latest to appeal the Vergara decision that struck down state teacher tenure and dismissal laws.

August 29, 2014

Judge Affirms Vergara Ruling on Teacher Tenure; Calif. Chief Urges Appeal

The ruling in a landmark case that struck down California's laws on teacher tenure and dismissal was affirmed on Aug. 28 by a state superior court judge. The ruling will be appealed.

August 29, 2014

California Lawmakers Approve Measure to Repeal Limits on Bilingual Education

Gov. Jerry Brown must now decide whether to sign a bill that would allow voters to reconsider a 16-year-old law that all but eliminated bilingual education in public schools.

August 15, 2014

Friday Reading List: Common Core Readiness, School Turnarounds, and Parent Trigger

Are teachers ready for Common Core? What happens to the "reform" movement without Michelle Rhee heading up StudentsFirst? Dig into these questions in the Friday Reading List.

August 12, 2014

California Judge Says State Failed Thousands of English-Learners

A Los Angeles judge agreed with plaintiffs that state education officials failed to monitor districts that were not providing English-language instruction to thousands of ELLs.

August 12, 2014

Students Earning 'Biliteracy Seals' on Uptick in California

Nearly 25,000 graduating seniors earned the special designation for their multiple language skills in 2014.

August 06, 2014

Remaking Accountability in California: Getting Beyond Test Scores

A 2012 California law requires changes to its Academic Performance Index by 2015. What's the progress and what are lingering challenges?

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