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

Jan 4th, 2011
David N Plank | 07:46 AM | Finance

In PACE’s view, one key principle for lasting reform in California’s education system is policies that target resources to the students and schools who need them most.  How hard is this to do?  A new report from the Public Policy Institute of California (authored by Jon Sonstelie, Margaret Weston, and Heather Rose) suggests...

Dec 28th, 2010
David N Plank | 05:12 PM | Finance

In his second public forum on the state’s budget crisis Governor Brown focused on California’s education system.    The clear message, after three years of cuts that have fallen disproportionately on schools, is that things will get worse—probably a lot worse—before they get better. The...

Dec 9th, 2010
Jennifer Imazeki | 03:50 PM | Finance

When education folks in California talk about the need for state-wide data, they are generally referring to CALPADS (California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System), which has been in the news again lately after the Governor cut funding...

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