Torlakson and Tuck disagree on fundamentals: how to improve student learning, how to organize the K-12 system, and how to build political support for public education.
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October 31, 2014
October 29, 2014
The 21,000-student ABC Unified School District in South Los Angeles County celebrates a productive labor-management relationship that helps student achievement and makes the workplace more fulfilling.
October 28, 2014
People like the new funding formula; it's changing local politics and bringing educators and finance people together. But they fear for its future.
October 22, 2014
The Chief Operations Officer of Envision Education suggests how to achieve 100 times the impact at only double the cost.
October 21, 2014
Jack Bierwith has been the superintendent of Herricks Union Free School District on Long Island, New York for thirteen years and has guided the district as it has added language classes and integrated global competence into its curriculum for all students. Read his words of advice.
October 20, 2014
Substantial educational change will never occur until we as a country decide that enough is enough and make a commitment to change, no matter what it takes.
October 17, 2014
Ramon Cortines is the once and future superintendent of Los Angeles Unified, brought back to make peace and get things done.
October 17, 2014
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
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
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.