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Ravitch: 'Poverty clearly affects children's readiness'

Ravitch: ‘Poverty clearly affects children’s readiness’

By Sherry Posnick-Goodwin

Diane Ravitch, author of numerous books on education including The Death and Life of the Great American School System: How Testing and Choice are Undermining Education, and research professor of education at New York University, shares... More


Q & A with Dr. Elaine Bernard

Dr. Elaine Bernard, the labor expert who heads the Harvard Trade Union Program and is passionate about the future of unions, pulls no punches when talking about why unions matter in California and across the nation.

Many CTA members have heard her speak over the years. She was a keynote speaker at the Region II Leadership Conference in Reno,... More

Teaching poor or homeless children

A little understanding goes a long way when it comes to teaching and connecting with children who may be experiencing poverty or homelessness.

“Having empathy doesn’t mean reducing schoolwork or teaching less,” says Lynette Henley, a member of the Vallejo Education Association and teacher at Hogan Middle School. “It just means being aware that... More

Q & A with Tom Torlakson

It’s a 31-page state document with major recommendations from educators and experts that would have a huge impact on California public education if enacted. People have questions about the new “Blueprint for Great Schools.”

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson has answers. He took time out from his schedule to respond to questions... More

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