California's teacher unions face an unprecedented, but short window, of opportunity to reshape instruction and teacher evaluation. Will they seize it?
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December 19, 2014
California State Superintendent Tom Torlakson stars in a country and western style video, "California: We do things different." This deserves to go semi-viral.
December 18, 2014
More California exceptionalism: the state's new school funding law, and the local engagement lawmakers built into it, fundamentally change both school finance and accountability.
November 05, 2014
In a race that gained national attention, incumbent California state superintendent Tom Torlakson retained his office against Marshall Tuck, a former charter school leader, who was heavily supported by corporate reformers aligned with Democrats for Education Reform.
October 31, 2014
Torlakson and Tuck disagree on fundamentals: how to improve student learning, how to organize the K-12 system, and how to build political support for public education.
October 29, 2014
The 21,000-student ABC Unified School District in South Los Angeles County celebrates a productive labor-management relationship that helps student achievement and makes the workplace more fulfilling.
October 28, 2014
People like the new funding formula; it's changing local politics and bringing educators and finance people together. But they fear for its future.
October 22, 2014
State School Board president Mike Kirst signals the end of single-measure accountability as California schools chase eight state priorities.
October 06, 2014
Guest blogger Ken Fruternick, a witness for the defense in the "Vergara" trial, calls for an agreement that would address the issues without waiting for the appeals process.
September 24, 2014
English learners comprise a quarter of California school students. Here are some research-based ways to help make them more successful.