Elementary school students do real science in a partnership between L.A. Summit Prep and the La Brea Tar Pits funded by the National Science Foundation.
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March 08, 2017
March 06, 2017
Even in the best of times, California public schools, face lean financing compared to large states with comparable costs of living. Legislative expert Rick Simpson wants to give local districts more taxing authority.
February 27, 2017
National Board certified teacher Kristoffer Kohl talks with another teacher and author, David Cohen, about his new book and the implications of Betsy DeVos as U.S. education secretary.
February 22, 2017
California's Department of Education has espoused creating professional learning communities. Now, as key staffers write it's trying to recreate itself in that image.
February 20, 2017
Betsy DeVos' privatization agenda will become national policy. The California counter-narrative is creating a public system that improves itself.
February 13, 2017
Field trips are fun, but they are often difficult and too expensive. The California State Parks are using portable technology to allow students virtual access to tide pools, butterflies, and the gold rush, writes Brad Krey.
January 10, 2017
Betsy DeVos' nomination to be U.S. Secretary of Education will illuminate what money buys in American politics. It is not just another battle between the education establishment and "reformers."
December 01, 2016
Long Beach Unified, a leader among California school districts, wants to omit the state's performance exam for its 11th graders. Superintendent Chris Steinhauser says that the SAT exam is more useful than the state-required SBAC test.
October 19, 2016
A new Learning Policy Institute Report tells us what we knew along. Supporting teachers and making their jobs decent will solve both the teacher shortage and teacher quality problems, writes Kristoffer Kohl.
October 14, 2016
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: Learning 2.0.