Morning Read: Five States Have School Tax Votes
Schools Face Test From Voters [This] is the largest number of education-tax initiatives to appear on state election ballots in two decades, according to data from the National Conference of State Legislatures. Wall St. Journal (subscription required; via KPCC) Fact Check: Obama Supports Smaller Classes in Public Schools The president has publicly supported the concept...
By Hillel Aron | October 23, 2012 9:52 am
Morning Read: Ed Reform Group to Dissolve
Communities for Teaching Excellence, Los Angeles-Based Education Organization, Closing A Los Angeles-based education advocacy organization backed by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation will disband next month as a crowded field of reform groups compete for limited funding, officials said Thursday. The board of Communities for Teaching Excellence voted last week to dissolve, with a target...
By Hillel Aron | October 19, 2012 10:14 am
Parent Trigger Swirls Around LAUSD
The parents of Desert Trails Elementary, along with Parent Revolution, have filed a “Motion to Compel” the Adelanto School Board to comply with the judge’s order in the Desert Trails case. According to California law, parents of a failing school can, if they gather signatures of over half the parents, change their school’s management structure.You can...
By Hillel Aron | August 29, 2012 5:31 pm
More On That Adelanto School Board Decision
As we mentioned earlier, the Adelanto school board voted, on friday night, to set up a “community advisory board” to reform the parent-trigger targeted Desert Trails Elementary, but to reject the petition for a charter. “They decided they could thumb their nose at the court decision,” Parent Revolution spokesman David Phelps told me today. Phelps...
By Hillel Aron | August 20, 2012 9:33 pm