Even more than we expected, incumbents in Los Angeles school board races failed to capture majorities. Three are headed toward runoffs. Charter supporters are ascendant as big money pours in.
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March 04, 2015
March 02, 2015
Angelenos will pick a majority of the board members in the nation's second largest school district on Tuesday. A critical election? I think so.
December 05, 2014
The LAUSD iPad scandal has attracted the FBI's attention, but the underlying problem is the District's chronic political distrust. It's a tax on children.
November 13, 2014
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
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
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 17, 2014
Ramon Cortines is the once and future superintendent of Los Angeles Unified, brought back to make peace and get things done.
October 15, 2014
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
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.
October 08, 2014
Almost all the education wars are being fought on a very small battlefield. There's real carnage, but no winners. We should switch the reform fight to building a new learning system.