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Students do better in school when they feel connected to what they are learning, teacher says.
The ACT and SAT provide many valuable benefits to both students and schools, proponents say.
District policy of random searches disrupted instruction and made students feel less safe, principal says.
Only a small fraction of California students learn computer science in school.
Fresno Unified and San Diego Unified case studies show how districts can effectively target resources.
Abandoning school desegregation as a top priority was a mistake, UC Berkeley professor says.
Promoting understanding and acceptance of people with disabilities can reduce microaggressions, overt discrimination and harmful conflicts.
Failure of leadership in some districts with the most charter schools is a key factor in charter debates, says former superintendent.
State should preserve appeals process for charter schools, former State Board member says.
Elected leaders in Sacramento must pass laws to support students by curtailing growth of charter schools, teacher says.
College admissions tests rank students on a curve rather than measuring how well they are meeting state standards and are weaker predictors of college performance than high-school grades.
The solution for schools isn't as simple as passing a new tax, researcher says.
Charter schools did not cause Oakland’s problems and preventing more students from choosing charter schools will not fix them, researchers say.
As district recovers after strike, superintendent calls on state to provide more funding.
When districts spend more money on health benefits, there’s less money for other priorities, like teacher salaries, researcher says.