Posted June 18, 2014 in the News
State Completes ‘Test Drive’ of New School Tests
The Smarter Balanced Field Test has concluded, capping 12 weeks of test-driving new computer-based assessments that will be fully operational next year, State Superintendent of Public
Posted July 24, 2014 in the News
The problem with how we talk about poverty and kids
I recently worked with three groups of eighth- and ninth-grade students. All of the groups are comprised of students of color from families in poverty, which means they qualify for free or
Posted April 23, 2014 in Media Center
Career Tech Tom Torlakson
What's the best way to prepare our kids to compete in today's economy?
A well-rounded education that focuses on science, math, and career training for students who...
Posted June 10, 2014 in the News
Blockbuster tenure ruling left a few things out
A few observations about Tuesday’s ruling by a judge in Los Angeles declaring California’s teacher tenure and seniority laws unconstitutional: It was a blockbuster. It’s headed for
Posted June 20, 2014 in the News
Vergara: An attack on teachers, schools, students
Corporate education reform hucksters, school privatization advocates, and anti-labor forces are claiming victory for a judge’s misguided decision that will hurt students and our schools.
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