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

Mar 18th, 2011
Brad Olsen | 02:57 PM | School & District Reform

 “If two people are alike, one of them is unnecessary.” 
                                        —A handmade sign I saw in a classroom
I used to startle whenever I...

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Mar 13th, 2011
David N Plank | 11:42 AM | School & District Reform

“Turning around schools is challenging work,” according to Alan Daly, and knowledge about how the process works is in short supply.  (See here).  The fact that we know so little about how to improve student achievement in persistently low-performing schools is one of the enduring shames of the education research community....

Mar 13th, 2011
Alan Daly | 11:41 AM | School & District Reform

The Board of Education for the San Diego Unified School District (SDUSD) recently adopted Vision 2020 for Student Success, a long-range plan for improving performance and student outcomes.  One element of this plan is Support and Guidance from District Leadership, which describes the work of the district office as, “A central administration that facilitates the work of principals, teachers, and school...

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