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Much has changed since voters approved Proposition 187, an initiative to expel undocumented students from its public schools and universities.
If we raise the bar and also provide the right support for kids, teachers and parents, students will meet or exceed our expectations.
Political arguments are getting in the way of sensible solutions.
Improving student learning requires both academic rigor and flexibility in working with students based on their individual needs.
Analytical tools that are available but not used can help schools better understand how to improve student performance.
State Board of Education President Linda Darling-Hammond says that key priorities, among other things, should be improving teacher preparedness and qualifications and building a more diverse teaching force in California.
Advocates agree with governor's call for more planning before new early childhood funds are spent.
Forcing schools to start later risks creating more problems for students and their families.
The debate over whether ethnic studies is an appropriate and valuable course for high school students was settled long ago.
Linking work experience and college preparation in high school helps students do better in college.
Former State Board of Education president says that there is strong support in California for the California School Dashboard.
Pomona Unified is rethinking professional learning in light of California’s Local Control Funding Formula.
Teachers need more support to help struggling students rather than bans that reduce their ability to manage their classrooms.
Students who are suspended from school are less likely to graduate from high school and more likely to be arrested and incarcerated.
The state needs to take a more active role in translating policy reform into academic achievement for its youth in care.