Focus On Developing Teachers, Not Simply Measuring Them

February 9, 2012 | Blog

This cross-posted item is from a piece I wrote for the Silicon Valley Education Foundation’s TOP-Ed blog. ———————————————– Amid the…

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Guest Post: UCR Students Promote a Bad Tuition Plan as Police Beat Protesters

January 21, 2012 | Blog

The following is a guest post by Bob Samuels, President of the University Council – AFT and a lecturer at…

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Unintended, Unforeseen Consequences

February 8, 2011 | Blog

The challenges surrounding the U.S. Department of Education’s (ED) plan to replace principals at underperforming schools across the nation (New…

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Helping Ourselves

May 26, 2010 | Blog

There’s a bit of an uproar in California over an arrangement between the for-profit Kaplan University and the California Community…

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Updates on the Race: 01-15-2010

January 15, 2010 | Blog

Round-one applications are due on January 19, 2010… CALIFORNIABay Area schools are Racing to the Top (Contra Costa Times) ILLINOIS70…

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Updates on the Race: 12-21-2009

December 21, 2009 | Blog

NATIONALCreative RttT Lawmaking (Politics K-12) RttT Hopefuls: Clear The Week of March 15, 2010 (Politics K-12) States Struggle With Pk-20…

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Updates on the Race: 12-16-2009

December 16, 2009 | Blog

NATIONALIs Race to Top an Urban Game? (Education Week Politics K-12 Blog) Some state officials have a sneaking suspicion that…

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Updates on the Race: 12-14-2009

December 14, 2009 | Blog

NATIONAL:Who Would Have Guessed The Race Would Look Like This? (Democrats for Education Reform) 36 States to Apply in Round…

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Updates on the Race: 12-11-2009

December 11, 2009 | Blog

NATIONAL:New Teacher-Evaluation Systems Face Obstacles (Education Week) ALABAMA: Governor touts charter schools (Andalusia Star-News) CALIFORNIA:Guvinator will ‘veto’ Assembly-passed RttT reform…

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Updates on the Race: 12-08-2009

December 8, 2009 | Blog

CALIFORNIA:State can’t seem to put one foot in front of the other (Education Week) District officials wary of Race to…

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