He acknowledges that he couldn’t duplicate the special relationship advising a governor for 44 years.
The state board is satisfied with compromises but will seek one waiver involving English learners.
Big question for board members: Would the deal undermine the state's strategy for reforms?
The governor also renominated Patricia Rucker and Ting Sun to the state board.
The Every Student Succeeds Act is a battleground for the latest dispute between Sacramento and Washington.
Infusion of revenue for K-12 should enable him to finish paying for Local Control Funding Formula ahead of schedule.
Is state board exercising flexibility or violating the Every Student Succeeds Act?
The dashboard moves California one step closer to completing a sweeping overhaul of public education aimed at better preparing students for the challenges of a rapidly changing world.
Fordham Institute gives high fives to what California dislikes: grading schools A to F with heavy weight for test scores.
Michael Kirst says the special education system, rooted in concepts and laws that need updating, is battling to recruit and retain fully prepared teachers
In a new book, Michael Kirst urges creation of a regional entity to unify and coordinate efforts.
California officials insist Every Student Succeeds Act will not alter the direction of the state's ongoing reforms.
Plan ensures maximum flexibility for California to continue its ground-breaking educational reforms.
California's ESSA plan meets the federal government’s requirements while affirming the state's commitment to local control that allows teachers, principals and superintendents to meet the needs of our diverse students.
Michael Fullan says the state has pursued the 'right drivers' with, so far, a flawed implementation.