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July 29, 2017

Storytelling for Education Advocacy

Teachers need to provide a multitude of positive stories about public education in order to advocate more effectively for an equitable system.

March 27, 2017

California's School-Quality Dashboard Replaces Simplistic Ratings

Even if it's flawed, California's school accountability dashboard moves the state in the right direction.

October 14, 2016

The Right and Wrong Kinds of Pressure

It's not just for athletes: let's see how teachers can step up to deliver clutch performances under pressure.

September 12, 2016

California Reforms Accountability

California just made school accountability much more complicated. And that's good.

June 25, 2016

Stakeholder Input for State ESSA Plans

States are directed to gather input from education stakeholders regarding ESSA implementation plans. Here are my observations and suggestions from one meeting in California.

April 15, 2016

Appellate Ruling Faults Vergara Plaintiffs, Judge

A unanimous appeals court sides with the defense, finding that the Vergara plaintiffs and trial judge failed in every key aspect of the case.

February 25, 2016

Appealing for Vergara Case Reversal

The ruling in the Vergara lawsuit was thin on reasoning but deep in flaws. The appellate court could help California's teachers and students by reversing the lower court's verdict.

December 21, 2015

What Are You Really Deciding?

It's not hard to "decide" we must reduce school suspensions, but instead of offering quick fixes that yield better statistics, policy makers must focus on deeper systemic improvements.

December 09, 2015

Analyzing Decision Quality

The study of decision quality reveals a number of reasons that teachers need autonomy as instructors, and must be integrally involved with decisions that shape or become school policies.



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