California's Local Control Accountability Plans are beginning to look too much like Special Ed's Individual Education Plans, writes guest commentator Arun Ramanathan. Compliance is trumping educational substance.
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November 30, 2015
September 09, 2015
California's Local Control Funding Formula depends on parents to be the watchdogs of school district budgets, but Oscar Cruz writes that there's little guarantee that they will get an effective voice.
June 12, 2015
Unless students get feedback that motivates them, the elegance of state and district data systems won't mean much.
June 10, 2015
Statewide accountability data won't create organizational learning unless it's connected to a school's story about where it's headed and what causes success.
June 08, 2015
California Superintendent Tom Torlakson discusses his second-term plans in a state that dissed NCLB, ditched single-test accountability, revolutionized finance, and raised taxes to get its schools moving again.
June 01, 2015
As California redesigns its assessment system, questions of data usefulness rise to the forefront. Think rapid feedback rather than data autopsy.
March 25, 2015
The state's new funding formula illuminates the needs of foster youth. Early implementation finds reason for cautious optimism, but there is much work ahead.
March 20, 2015
There's a lot of talk these days about inequality in America, and the conversation often turns to education. Somehow, schools are supposed to create opportunity and fix inequality.
March 16, 2015
California's new finance and accountability system depends on local democracy. It turns a parent's role from choice to voice.
March 09, 2015
An irresistible computer game and a equally irresistible 7-year-old teach me about how we might link deeper learning and the Common Core.