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


Apr 27th, 2011
| 08:27 AM | Teachers

The Not-so-Distant Past
In California in 1985 a first-class stamp cost $0.20, a dozen eggs cost $1.19, and motorists gasped when the price of a gallon of gas hit $1.20. Three top-selling albums that year were Wham!, Phil Collins’ No Jacket Required, and the Soundtrack to Miami Vice (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GQDU-...

Apr 24th, 2011
| 11:07 PM | School & District Reform

Two of the gurus of the Internet age have written a charming, compelling, and ultimately romantic book about what learning could be. 
In the opening pages of A New Culture of Learning: Cultivating the Imagination for a World of Constant Change, Douglas Thomas and John Seely Brown lay out the dimensions of “arc of life” learning “which comprises the activities in our daily...

Apr 21st, 2011
| 03:14 PM | Immigration & ELL

                                 This blog post is part 1 of 3.  For part two click here; for part three click ...