A blog for the informed discussion of California's education policy challenges.


Feb 28th, 2011
| 04:41 PM

Updates on the State Budget
As of last week, Governor Brown intends to pass his budget proposal and add the tax extensions to the June special election ballot by March 10th, as reported by The Sacramento Bee. Last Friday, the...

Feb 24th, 2011
| 02:25 PM | School & District Reform

Spring is less than a month away.  If one looks carefully, the sights of spring abound—small buds are on the trees, grasses push through the soil, and tax appointments are increasingly hard to come by.  The sounds of spring are also present in California schools—one can hear the flap of CST forms as they land at schools, the far off warble of the CAHSEE getting closer, and the sound of number 2...

Feb 23rd, 2011
| 07:54 AM | Assessment & Accountability

Yesterday the National Education Policy Center (NEPC) released a critique of the notorious analysis of teachers’ value-added published by the Los Angeles Times last summer.  (For the original story see here)  For the NEPC critique, see here...