After visiting 63 schools spanning almost 900 miles of California, I'm done with the road trips - but the learning continues.
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May 23, 2015
May 21, 2015
But the state did not get its wishes granted on accountability and assessments for students in special education and English Language Learners.
May 17, 2015
I was picketing because the board, in issuing those reduction in force notices (RIF), is cutting vital personnel, and program pieces who serve the neediest students in our district. Sharing the streets with me that day were preschool students and their parents, high school students, and continuing education adult students. Several of them spoke and their stories reminded me of why it was important that we save those 609 positions. Why all the pieces in LAUSD matter.
May 15, 2015
State tax revenues have turned out to be $6.7 billion higher than the estimates Brown used last January when Brown presented his original proposed budget for fiscal 2016.
May 14, 2015
California is hammering out a new state accountability system to complement its school funding system and local accountability models. What might Golden State accountability look like in the future?
May 08, 2015
Computer science courses are often inaccessible for black, Hispanic, Native American, and low-income high school students in California, according to a new study.
April 27, 2015
If California were to get permission to do its own tutoring, it would essentially shed yet another irksome aspect of the law, without having to jump through the Obama administration's waiver hoops.
April 24, 2015
Few Californians believe their schools administer too many standardized tests, according to a new poll, which also found that knowledge about the common-core standards is weak.
April 21, 2015
I am thankful to report that my district, the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), and my union, the United Teachers of Los Angeles (UTLA) have come to a tentative contract agreement and the possibility of a strike is no longer looming on the horizon. Like most agreements, compromise was made on both sides of the bargaining table. I won't bore you with all the details but I do want to talk about one - college counselors.
April 21, 2015
After nearly a year of negotiations, the Los Angeles school district has reached a tentative agreement with the teachers' union, settling on a deal that would increase teacher salaries by 10 percent.