George White wrote for EdSource until February 2018. Prior to joining EdSource, George provided editing and reporting services as a consultant at three organizations – New America Media, the Center for Educational Improvement and Robert L. Green & Associates. As editor and lead writer for the Green & Associates education consulting team, George coauthored and edited “Expect the Most – Provide the Best,” a 2014 Scholastic Inc. book on best educational practices and contributed to “A Call for Change,” a 2012 Houghton Mifflin Harcourt anthology on education reform. Previously, George managed the UCLA Center for Communications and Community after 11 years as an editor and reporter for the Los Angeles Times.
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Quick Guide: Understanding California education department's role in state's charter schools
The state charter schools division advises the state board on charter school issues and provides grants to schools.
February 13, 2018
Shirley Ford, a California school choice champion, dies
Ford helped pass the "parent trigger" law that enables parents to remove leaders of underachieving schools.
February 13, 2018
Kickboxing and Kundalini: Part of a novel approach to reducing charter school teacher attrition
A Los Angeles charter school network creates a wellness program to lower teacher stress and boost teacher retention.
February 1, 2018
LA’s choice: In charter wars, board members say they will seek bridge builder as next schools chief
For the L.A. Unified board, outgoing superintendent may be the model for a successor.
January 22, 2018
Education activist launches new school accountability campaign
Activist Ben Austin founded the Kids Coalition to help parents and students obtain more input into the educational policies of the Los Angeles Unified School District
January 21, 2018
UCLA initiative promotes school collaboration to improve math performance
The new center will create educator networks statewide to improve student performance.
January 9, 2018
Songs about computer coding? It's what happens when an arts school adds STEM focus
An arts charter that adds science, technology, math and engineering finds a winning combination.
November 19, 2017
LA Unified board averts showdown with charter school operators
The agreement paved the way for the district's approval of 15 charter school renewals.
November 7, 2017
Charter school prepares teachers to personalize learning for every student
Summit Public Schools creates the first teacher residency training program for personalized learning.
October 26, 2017
Facing charges, LA Unified board member tells colleagues he will stay on board
Ref Rodriguez pleaded not guilty to felony charges related to his 2015 campaign.
October 25, 2017
On medical leave, LA Unified school chief replaced by acting superintendent
District does not disclose details of Michelle King's health and how long she will be out
October 9, 2017
L.A. Unified Board elects longtime member Mónica García as president
The new president is one of four board members backed by charter school advocates.
September 26, 2017
LA Unified board member steps down as president after felony charges but remains on board
Refugio “Ref” Rodriguez will remain on the board until the case is resolved.
September 19, 2017
Teachers who are DACA recipients help ease anxiety of undocumented students
Drawing on their experience, teachers with DACA status have been comforting undocumented students.
September 15, 2017
Los Angeles Unified settles lawsuit over funding for 'high-needs' students
The district agrees to provide an additional $150 million to 50 high-needs schools.