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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.

October 26, 2014

A Veteran Teacher's Blog on Putting Policy Into Practice

This entry is an introduction to Phylis Hoffman, a veteran teacher for the Los Angeles Unified School District. Phylis will share her insights on putting policy into practice in the real world, with real kids, through real experiences.

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 16, 2014

L.A. iPad Investigation Report to Remain Confidential; Superintendent Resigns

Los Angeles Unified's school board voted against releasing an inspector general's report on a controversial technology program days before the district's superintendent stepped down.

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 13, 2014

Build a New Political Coalition Around Increased Learning Capacity

How to create a new learning system, what I call Learning 2.0? Build a political coalition around a new learning infrastructure available to every student in the state. Start with English Language Learners.

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