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March 04, 2015

Incumbents Falter in L.A. School Board Races

Even more than we expected, incumbents in Los Angeles school board races failed to capture majorities. Three are headed toward runoffs. Charter supporters are ascendant as big money pours in.

March 04, 2015

Boston Selects New Superintendent of Schools

The city's education officials chose Tommy Chang, an instructional superintendent in the Los Angeles Unified School District, from a field of four finalists.

March 02, 2015

L.A. Board Election Critical for District's Future

Angelenos will pick a majority of the board members in the nation's second largest school district on Tuesday. A critical election? I think so.

February 24, 2015

L.A. Schools Can't Afford Computers for All Students, Superintendent Says

The Los Angeles Unified district doesn't have the money to continue with plans to provide all students with a computer, superintendent Ramon Cortines said.

December 05, 2014

LAUSD iPad Scandal Breeds Costly Distrust

The LAUSD iPad scandal has attracted the FBI's attention, but the underlying problem is the District's chronic political distrust. It's a tax on children.

November 23, 2014

Leading Means Protecting the Children

If there is a leadership lesson buried in this mess, it is to listen to the children, take them seriously and don't hope for bad news to go away.

November 14, 2014

Los Angeles Interim Superintendent Clears Way For Use of Parent-Trigger Law

Los Angeles Unified School District parents will be able to use California's parent-trigger law to improve their children's failing schools, new interim superintendent says.

November 13, 2014

Teacher-Powered Pilot Schools Face Obstacles

Teacher-power schools come with with significant challenges, as well as with a growing craft knowledge about how best to operate them, report Kristoffer Kohl and Kim Farris-Berg.

November 11, 2014

Bold Innovations Emerging at L.A. Unified's Teacher-Powered Schools

L.A. Unified teacher-powered Pilot Schools are empowering teachers to reimagine teaching and learning...and their own jobs, write Kim Farris-Berg and Kristoffer Kohl.

November 10, 2014

Teachers Design and Run L.A. Unified 'Pilot' Schools

A growing number of Pilot Schools within the Los Angeles Unified School District are "teacher-powered" with faculty making key decisions, write guest commentators Kim Farris-Berg and Kristoffer Kohl.

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