Michael Collier was a contributing writer and editor at EdSource.
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Federal support for teacher training to continue, but next year's funding in doubt
The Trump Administration has proposed eliminating Title II teacher training programs in 2017-18.
May 18, 2017
Charter schools transform classrooms into flexible learning environments
Flexible classroom spaces can improve student learning and collaboration, educators say.
April 13, 2017
Rethinking classroom design to promote creativity and collaboration
Traditional classroom design is still the norm in Silicon Valley schools, especially at the high school level.
February 16, 2017
Home-grown school superintendents bring stability, deep knowledge to their districts
Superintendents who lead districts where they grew up say they are motivated by a yearning to honor their mentors who nurtured them along the way.
December 11, 2016
New superintendents seek continuity as they reflect on challenges ahead
Four superintendents appointed in 2016 discuss their leadership approaches.
November 6, 2016
Physical fitness central to Sacramento district's focus on the 'whole child'
Superintendent emphasizes the importance of health.
September 26, 2016
Counties turn to 'transition specialists' to help students in court schools succeed
A voter-approved state sentencing law has cut the time students spend in court schools.
September 1, 2016
Low wages undermine efforts to improve the quality of preschools, federal report says
Preschool teachers paid about half of what kindergarten teachers make.
June 14, 2016
Outdoor programs play supporting role for state's new science standards
Students learn science with binoculars and a note pad.
April 19, 2016
State board gives green light to next phase of new science tests
Assessments would be administered to students in Spring 2019.