I co-authored a Californians Together report on how well school districts took English learners’ needs into account in their planning for this school year. I wrote a column for the Hechinger Report on how pre-pandemic educational inequities should shape schools’ post-pandemic planning for English learners.
On lessons learned from California’s inequitable spring distance learning offerings.
On the untimely passing of a leader of the school integration movement.
On the politics of education reform in California.
On California’s complicated school “dashboard”…and the state’s efforts to redefine quality so fewer schools appear to be struggling.
Donald Trump, Betsy DeVos, and the Republican Party may support charter schools, but that doesn’t mean that charter school educators are willing and/or able to overlook the full range of their education proposals. If we lower high school graduation standards, we shouldn’t cheer ensuing increases in graduation rates.
Diverse communities aren’t just more economically vibrant…they’re more interesting.
On how California’s faith in local control of education appears to be misplaced (at least for underserved students)—and what that should teach us about recent changes to federal education policies.