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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.
Authors reject the notion that some students want to learn and some students don’t.
Current formula hurts children from low-income families in high-cost regions.
Former teacher recalls hopeful time half a century ago in a newly integrated middle-school classroom.
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.