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


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 ...

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...