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October 30, 2014

California's Education Progress Depends on Torlakson

If voters place more stock in the results produced by incumbent Tom Torlakson than they do in the advertising of challenger Marshall Tuck, California has a chance to continue improving education.

October 29, 2014

The Tangled History of Charters and Unions in the Calif. Chief's Race

Despite being on opposite sides in the California school chief's race, AFT President Randi Weingarten has worked in concert with the network of charter schools formerly led by Marshall Tuck.

October 29, 2014

Calif. Chief's Race: When Tuck's Green Dot and Weingarten's Union Were Allies

Despite being on opposite sides in the California school chief's race, AFT President Randi Weingarten has worked in concert with the network of charter schools formerly led by Marshall Tuck.

October 15, 2014

Early Test Scores Show Promise for Parent Trigger, Says Advocacy Group

A parent advocacy group cites recent test score gains as promising early indicators of the so-called parent-trigger law's potential in California.

October 15, 2014

Parent-Trigger Group Touts Student Academic Gains, Though Data Limited

A parent advocacy group cites recent test score gains as promising early indicators of the so-called parent-trigger law's potential in California.

October 14, 2014

Torlakson, Tuck Talk Federal Power, Teachers' Unions, in Calif. Chief's Race

Incumbent Tom Torlakson stresses his opposition to some federal policies, while challenger Marshall Tuck says despite union opposition to him, he agrees with many positions held by the California Teachers Association.

October 09, 2014

The Common Core in California: An Interview With Mike Kirst

An interview with Michael Kirst, president of California's State Board of Education, on the challenges in implementing the Common Core.

October 08, 2014

Teacher Leadership: Exception or Norm?

Does teacher leadership make for better classroom teaching? Maybe. But it will definitely make better schools, better policy, and a stronger teaching profession.

October 03, 2014

'Aren't There 3,000 States?' The Ad Wars for Calif. K-12 Superintendent

Less than a month ago, a new California political poll showed the race for California schools superintendent between incumbent Tom Torlakson and challenger Marshall Tuck to be a virtual dead heat

October 01, 2014

'Trusted Online Learning Environment' Focus of New Calif. Law

The Student Online Personal Information Protection Act, or SOPIPA, prohibits operators of online educational services from selling student data and using such information to target advertising to students.

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