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September 07, 2016

Multiple Indicators Work Only When Schools Can Learn From Them

The California State Board of Education is poised to adopt a multiple indicator accountability system to replace the state's discredited single number score. Good! But it will work only if schools learn from using it.

August 10, 2016

Pre-K Policymakers Need to Wake From Nap Time

We're asking young students to wake up from nap time and start meeting state standards. As Daisy Gonzales writes, state policy makers need to wake up, too.

July 11, 2016

The PACE Perspective on the 'The California Way'

Policy Analysis for California Education has been a premier ed policy organization for three decades. As Daisy Gonzales writes, it is in the forefront of shaping current reforms and interpreting them for audiences such as 'On California.'

April 26, 2016

How Accountability Can Help or Hurt Equity

Equity advocates are pushing an accountability bill that is working its way through the California legislature. It could help, but it could also help recreate a failed system.

April 20, 2016

How Can We Make Learning 'Differently' Normal?

Former superintendent and foundation head Jonathan Raymond advocates bringing special education, and its students, into the mainstream. California is taking steps in that direction.

April 19, 2016

Pressure Builds Around California Accountability Vacuum

California's accountability system is still a work in progress, even as pressures for hard-number reporting mount. Those who want to move beyond negative incentives delay at their peril.

April 04, 2016

Data for the People Build Community Power

It's time to invest in bottoms-up policy making and in data that communities can use, writes Ryan Smith. A new data hub in San Bernardino, California, illustrates.

March 31, 2016

Here's What Unions Can Do About Friedrichs

The "fair share" union fee issue is not going away. But teacher unions have gained time to blunt its effects and maybe void the effort altogether.

February 09, 2016

Will California Lead Meaningful Parent and Family Engagement?

Recent federal and state laws have created an opportunity for stronger parent and family engagement in California schools. Contributing author Devin Corrigan cites two reports that suggest the opportunity is real, but so are the challenges.

December 14, 2015

Calif. Finance Law Still a Grand Vision and Cloudy Reality

After two years, California's sweeping finance and accountability laws remain a grand vision of linking educational goals to dollars and local democracy. But full implementation will take more time and a reaffirmation of the vision.

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