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June 30, 2017
June 29, 2017
It's hard and historically expensive to personalize learning. AltSchool's founders think they know how and that an exponential change in learning will follow.
June 27, 2017
Labeling schools as failing and sending in experts with packaged programs has been ineffective in improving schools. 'Networked Improvement Communities' are a promising alternative.
June 26, 2017
Education Trust-West executive director Ryan Smith argues that promise of local control requires greater transparency in creating state and local accountability measures.
June 23, 2017
School police are a presence in many schools, particularly those in low-income neighborhoods where many students of color live. Marquisha Spencer asks whether they criminalize ordinary misbehavior.
June 19, 2017
Next year's California election will be both a referendum on the massive changes in education finance and testing enacted during Jerry Brown governorship and a test of the political coalition that made those changes possible.
June 06, 2017
The potential of professional grade unionism raises the question, "what don't more unions and managements act this way." They would if the law required or encouraged them to.
June 05, 2017
The Charter School War in Los Angeles just continues a debilitating fight started nearly two decades ago. One way forward is to shift attention to designing and building fundamentally different ways of teaching and learning.
June 01, 2017
If all publically financed schools in Los Angeles got substantial operating authority, what would hold the system together? Here's a sketch of a "big tent" school system design.
May 30, 2017
The election of a charter-friendly school board in Los Angeles will not end the Charter School Wars. Civic activists need to promote a larger goal and seize the peace dividend.