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October 17, 2014

Cortines Flunks Retirement, Returns to LAUSD for Third Time

Ramon Cortines is the once and future superintendent of Los Angeles Unified, brought back to make peace and get things done.

October 17, 2014

Globally Competent Kentucky: A State Approach

As mentioned in our previous blog, we are beginning to see an increased interest by states to provide their students with a globally focused education, including increased access to world language programs and acknowledgement of heritage languages through seals of biliteracy. Kentucky has not only made a public statement on the importance of global competence and world languages for its students, but is taking time to evaluate the situation before moving to expansion. Lu Young explains.

October 15, 2014

Let's Look First at the Hand L.A.'s John Deasy Was Dealt

John Deasy picked up a bad hand of cards when he came to the superintendency in Los Angeles. Now, as his exit is likely, the question is whether anyone could have played them better.

October 14, 2014

State Coalitions for Global Competence: Leadership Matters

Being a state leader in education has many challenges. Yet despite the persistent nudge of crushing responsibility, there are groups of chief state school officers and governors who have made great strides in integrating global content into student expectations. Why do they make the professional commitment and personal sacrifice to accomplish all of this and more? Because they know that at the heart of what they do, they want to prepare children for the future and the interconnected world in which they will be working and living.

October 10, 2014

Researchers Offer Prescriptions for Retaining Teachers

A panel of education experts says that the nation's understaffing problem is about retention, not recruitment. The solutions? Better leadership and more freedom for teachers.

October 10, 2014

Growing Global: Reflections on 10 Years in the Field

The Global Learning blog is beginning a series, starting today, to reflect on the state of global competence and the growth we have seen over the years in programs and policies that promote it. This is what we will endeavor to do over the course of the next nine weeks in this blog—look at where we are and from where we have come, how we have grown, and the challenges we still face.

October 08, 2014

A Modest Proposal for a New Learning System: Learning 2.0

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.

October 06, 2014

A "Grand Bargain" Would Be Better Than Vergara

Guest blogger Ken Fruternick, a witness for the defense in the "Vergara" trial, calls for an agreement that would address the issues without waiting for the appeals process.

September 29, 2014

The Japanese Philosophy of Kaizen and U.S. School Reform

Education may very well be the single most important ingredient in allowing a person to achieve success in life. The ascendancy of each individual defines the prosperity of our society; education is the backbone of a continuously developing society.

September 28, 2014

Replacing L.A. Superintendent Would Raise Stability Issues

Replacing the Los Angeles superintendent, if it comes to that, will create serious consequences for making the district better.

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