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The Meaning Of Passing Prop 55
Joshua Pechthalt is the President of the California Federation...
This Nov. 8, one of the most important issues facing voters in California is the continued funding of public education. Of
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California Students Are Getting An Education On Sexual Assault
By Jane Meredith Adams, EdSource
“The problems that have been very high-profile in the campus sexual assault arena aren’t problems in a vacuum.”
National Implications of Moving the Literacy Needle in California
CEO of Reading Partners
State legislatures have been called the laboratories of America's democracy, and California is the largest laboratory we've got. As state policymakers move forward in the Every Student Succeeds Act era, strategic investments in reading during the K-4 years will pay big dividends for generations.
California: Not Yet Meeting the Increasing Need for College Graduates
Dr. Ricardo Azziz
Chief Officer, Academic Health & Hospital Affairs, State Unive...
We have often stated in this and other venues that the US as a whole, and each state in particular, needs to accelerate the growth of college-educated graduates in order to meet the demand of its industries and remain globally competitive.
California's Smarter Balanced Results Capture Poverty
Public school teacher, education activist, PhD
On September 09, 2015, California State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson released California's Smarter Balanced results, which comprise the largest component of the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CASPP).
School Reformers and Teachers Unions Battle In California Education Race
The Startling Image That Opened My Eyes About My Daughter's Education
I write. I mom. I consult. I design. I panic. I ruin dinners. ...
If you haven't been inside your child's classroom lately, find some time to go look around. Take note of what's lacking. And if you can afford to in even the smallest way, improve it.
A Fair Start for California's Children
Director, Early Edge
On the same day that California Governor Jerry Brown released his revised state budget proposal, a new State Preschool Yearbook looking at California's early learning programs found that our state is moving in the wrong direction.
Staunch Majority of California Voters Support Pre-K
Director, Early Edge
Through these proposals, we can provide every four-year-old with high-quality pre-k and serve more of our most vulnerable infants and toddlers with evidence-based, comprehensive services that they need to thrive.
Somebody Stood up for Me: We Can Reverse the Effects of Childhood Trauma
Founder and CEO, Futures Without Violence
Research shows that if we can connect children to caring adults -- at home, at school, in the doctor's office, or at the local community center -- their brains and bodies can heal and they will thrive.
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California Fight For Free Preschool Passes First Hurdle
New Survey Can Help Us Demand Change
Civil Rights Attorney, TV Talk Show Host and Commentator, Auti...
You, too, can use a personal situation to change an entire system.
Rebuilding the Great Equalizer
Seth M.M. Stodder
Partner, Obagi & Stodder LLP; former Director of Policy an...
America's balance wheel is malfunctioning. Instead of operating as the "great equalizer," our education system is making our society ever more separate and unequal.
California Bills Seek To Keep Kids In School
This State May Overturn Its Bilingual Education Ban
California Democrats Urge More Education Spending
Considering Leadership in the 21st Century: American Higher Education Should Not Panic
Dr. Michael S. Brophy
President, Benedictine University
The entire value proposition of the sector is under siege. Many claim that we are not producing enough capable graduates because we are not doing our jobs well. And we spend too much doing it.
Climate and Pension Activists Should Unite
David G. Crane
Lecturer, Stanford University and President, Govern For Califo...
Recently Bay Area climate activist Tom Steyer described the agonizingly slow pace of U.S. political action on global warming as the equivalent of driving a car at a hundred miles an hour towards a cliff. He's right. The longer we wait to address warming, the harder it gets to do so.
Governor Brown: No Short Cuts -- No Shortchanging Teachers and Students
Executive Director, Educators 4 Excellence: Los Angeles
Imagine that the DMV -- in an effort to adopt a better test -- suspended all driving exams, but still continued to issue new licenses. That same kind of backwards thinking has produced an equally dangerous education bill in California, one that the governor is considering signing into law.
Race to the Top: A Step in the Right Direction
President and CEO, ALL Management Corporation
Walk into your local school district office over the next week and, chances are, you will run into an administrator (or four) rushing to meet the October 3 deadline for submitting the district's Race To The Top (RTT) application.
Vergara v. California: Marching Toward a Dream Still Denied
Marcellus Antonio McRae
Partner, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher
Growing up in Los Angeles, I was greatly blessed to have teachers who had a profound commitment to quality instruction, an appreciation for the impact they would have on my life, and the skill to challenge me to raise and strive to realize my expectations. Not all children are so lucky.
The Future of Middle School Students and The Golden State
President and CEO, ALL Management Corporation
Both early childhood investments and programs for students preparing to graduate from high school may be useful, but evidence appears to call for a disproportionate investment in the outcomes of middle school students.
California's Revised Budget Has Good News For Some Schools
Let's Hear It for the CTC!
Executive Vice President at Teach For America and former Execu...
As educators, we're painted, sometimes fairly, as a pretty divisive and ideological bunch. It's against this backdrop that I find myself hopeful and grateful for the recent process spearheaded by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.
What We Know About Expanded Learning
Executive Director, Partnership for Children and Youth
President Obama's 2014 budget proposes an increase to funding for expanded learning opportunities through the 21st Century Community Learning Centers grant program. This is an exciting step in the right direction for our low income children and youth.
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