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June 30, 2015

Lessons From New Orleans: 'Don't Copy'

Does New Orleans' 10-year experience with charters and choice have application to Los Angeles? Yes, but partly in the negative.

June 17, 2015

What Would A Decentralized L.A. School Network Look Like?

A networked LAUSD would be part conventional district, part holding company, and greater part incubator and quality control agent.

June 16, 2015

The 'Slow Food' Way of Breaking up L.A. Schools into Autonomous Networks

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

The Future for L.A. Schools: Little Hierarchies or Big Network?

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 04, 2015

Former State Board Member Says, 'Breakup L.A. District'

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 01, 2015

Los Angeles School Avoids Use of Parent-Trigger, District Plan Accepted

Parents of students attending a struggling Los Angeles Elementary School accept a comprehensive school reform plan from the Los Angeles Unified School District.

May 20, 2015

2 Incumbents Ousted in L.A. Board Race Fueled by PAC Money

In a low-turnout election Political Action Committees spent more than $4.7-million to replace one union-backed board member with another.

May 13, 2015

L.A. Schools Extend Contract of Acting Superintendent

Terms of the agreement will become public once the deal is finished. Cortines' current salary is $300,000 a year.

April 27, 2015

L.A. Inequity Map Packs Political Punch

Grassroots politics meets big data. Sophisticated mapping tools allowed a coalition of community organizations to reshape the budget of the Los Angeles Unified School District and send money to the students in greatest need.

April 22, 2015

California Teachers Association Pres. Looks to the Future

As California Teachers Association president Dean Vogel prepares to leave office, he comments on the role his union might take in education reform.

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