Does New Orleans' 10-year experience with charters and choice have application to Los Angeles? Yes, but partly in the negative.
All Blog Posts With school reform Tag or Category
June 30, 2015
June 23, 2015
Why one school district added yet another assessment to an already full testing docket.
June 22, 2015
Guest contributor Kate Shuster argues that the pedagogy of debate provides a way for students to learn about slavery, and she provides links to a treasure trove of resources.
June 17, 2015
A networked LAUSD would be part conventional district, part holding company, and greater part incubator and quality control agent.
June 16, 2015
School reformers like to talk about "blow it up" dramatic change. My autonomous network idea for Los Angeles is a deliberate counter-example.
June 15, 2015
People are again talking about breaking up the country's second largest school district. I think that networks of schools would work better than smaller hierarchies.
June 08, 2015
California Superintendent Tom Torlakson discusses his second-term plans in a state that dissed NCLB, ditched single-test accountability, revolutionized finance, and raised taxes to get its schools moving again.
June 04, 2015
Carl Cohn, recently resigned California state school board member and former superintendent in Long Beach and San Diego, advocates breakup of the Los Angeles Unified School District.
June 03, 2015
California dumped its single number achievement system, and it's headed toward a dashboard of indicators. Will the public learn to read the dials and lights or just hone in on standardized test scores?
June 01, 2015
As California redesigns its assessment system, questions of data usefulness rise to the forefront. Think rapid feedback rather than data autopsy.