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L.A. School Board Seat is a Pivotal Win for Charter School Movement
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Ref Rodriguez, the co-founder of a charter school, won a seat on the school board in Los Angeles this week. He defeated Bennett Kayser in what the L.A. Times’ Howard Blume called “a high-cost, bitter proxy campaign between charter advocates and the teachers union, a face-off with implications well beyond Los Angeles.”
An article by Bruce Fuller in the Summer 2010 issue of Ed Next provides background on political tensions in LA Unified and battles over reform plans that took place when then-Mayor Anthony Villaraigosa “united working-class Latino parents, civil rights leaders, and big-money Democrats to challenge union leaders” in his quest to turn around the schools. (Current L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti “has declined to be actively involved” in this year’s school board election, Blume notes.)
The transfer program has allowed 2,000-plus students to have the opportunity for a better education and has launched a robust conversation about how to turn around struggling school districts.
To be a good reader you need an understanding of literature, art, music, history, and the sciences — that is, you need a liberal arts education.
What can policymakers do to bring school reform to rural America? Experts are taking a fresh look.
How decisions teachers make about instruction shape the implementation of the Common Core
In a powerful article in the Washington Post, Eli Saslow takes readers inside the world of an unemployed single father in Milwaukee trying to find a job and give his daughter a better life.
I suspect one of the toughest parts of this job will be projecting a sense of urgency about necessary reforms while heralding the very good things taking place
It’s still too soon to gauge whether the opt-out movement is a true groundswell of opposition, a union-driven blip on the radar, or something in between.
Many states have been defining “proficient” at levels dramatically below the level that would indicate that kids are on track for college and career. But that is about to end.
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