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


Apr 18th, 2011
| 11:05 AM | School & District Reform

I had a nice time at the American Educational Research Association’s annual meeting last week in New Orleans. For the uninitiated: AERA is a yearly conference in which over 12,000 researchers, educationalists, and policymakers descend on some North American city for five days to discuss their work, deliver papers, and talk about the current state of education. Given that it also happened to be the weekend of the...

Apr 18th, 2011
| 10:52 AM |

Budget Updates
Governor Brown continues to travel throughout the state to promote and generate support among educators for a special election this June regarding his budget proposal and the tax extensions, as reported by The Sacramento Bee, in two articles here and...

Apr 11th, 2011
| 02:25 PM |

Budget Update
This week, Governor Brown ceased his negotiations with Republican legislators after failing to find common ground with Republicans regarding his budget proposal, as reported by The Sacramento Bee, the KQED...