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September 18, 2014

Local Control Funding Can Transform Schools

California educators have navigated the first year of Local Control Funding. Now, the challenge is to use the budget process to transform schools.

September 17, 2014

The Voice of Ted Sizer Lives On

The imperative for deeper learning has roots in the 30-year-old Coalition of Essential Schools, writes guest blogger Kathleen Cushman.

September 16, 2014

An 'On California' Design Competition: Build a Better ELL System

What the best way to deliver assistance to English Language Learners and their teachers? Join our design challenge.

September 11, 2014

Reform-Minded China Tries to Get 'Teachers' Day' Under Control

To fend off corruption, the Chinese government is cracking down on excessive gift-giving during the country's annual celebration of teachers.

September 11, 2014

Vergara: The Campaign for What? And Why?

The Vergara public relations campaign came to Pomona College this week, restating its case but leaving its goals cloudy.

September 04, 2014

Los Angeles iPad Story Keeps Growing; Critics More Pointed

The iPad story in Los Angeles grows, as we had predicted. On Tuesday, Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent John Deasy sent the school board a six-page memo defending his actions. Meanwhile, the Los Angeles Times called for greater transparency, for the release of the district inspector general's reports, and for a new investigation.

September 02, 2014

iPad Scandal Grows in L.A., Raising Leadership Questions

The story of how the Los Angeles Unified School District contracted for iPads and software with Apple and Pearson is not going away. Calls for investigation continue along with public questions about whether Superintendent John Deasy can, or should, survive this issue and others. But the important issue is not the contract; it's the strategy behind it.

August 29, 2014

New Books Highlight Teacher Expertise

Elizabeth Green's Building a Better Teacher and Dana Goldstein's The Teacher Wars are two new books that address teaching and teacher policy.

August 27, 2014

New Ed. Books Call Attention to Undervalued Role of Teacher Expertise

Two new books out this fall on teaching and teacher policy may reflect a shift in thinking about school reform.

August 27, 2014

Contracting Not an Easy Answer, as Los Angeles iPad Venture Shows

After disclosures of possible improprieties in the negotiation and letting of contracts, Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent John Deasy has halted purchases of Apple iPads under a $30-million contract that was to be the first round of a $1-billion program. Now that the district has hit the reset button on the troubled program, it's time to learn from experience. The real lesson here isn't about iPads; it's about managing through contract.

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