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
Morning Read: Proposition Countdown
How Will You Vote on California’s Propositions? Let’s Start With the Biggies, Props. 30 and 38 The future of California’s education system will be decided Nov. 6, when voters consider two dueling propositions that would raise taxes to support public schools. Daily News Prop. 30 Inspires Voter Registration Drives Aimed at Students Gov. Jerry Brown’s...
By Hillel Aron | October 15, 2012 9:11 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
Black Girls 6 Times as Likely to Be Suspended as Whites. ‘Let Her Learn’ Looks to Reverse the Trend
High School Sophomore Wins Google Contest — and $30,000 Scholarship — With Diversity Doodle
The Political Parallels and Contradictions of the School Choice, Food Choice — Er, Food Stamps — Debate
Morning Read: Teacher Evaluation & NCLB
Feds offer new details about NCLB waiver flexibility SI&A Cabinet Report: With the Legislature creeping closer to deciding the fate of AB 5 – which would restructure teacher evaluations in California – there’s new focus on the state also winning a federal waiver from No Child Left Behind mandates. Hagman Blames Teachers’ Unions for Bill’s Failure Diamond Bar...
By Hillel Aron | August 29, 2012 4:44 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