Monthly Archives: July 2009

Save the Date! – September 25, 2009

Leading and Learning in CA Schools: Preparing and Supporting Effective School Leaders

A free one day seminar for researchers, the policy community, school leaders and faculty featuring speakers from many perspectives. This seminar will offer research perspectives on effective leadership in educational settings, examine their use in context, and explore their implications for policy and future systemic change in California.
Featured Speakers:

Pedro Garcia – University of Southern California
Susanna Loeb – Stanford University

Department of Health Services Auditorium 
1500 Capitol Avenue 
Sacramento, CA 95811 
Registration will begin in mid August

download the flyer HERE

The Quality Teacher and Education Act in San Francisco: Lessons Learned

This policy brief, Heather Hough from Stanford University reviews the recent experience of the San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) with the development and approval of Proposition A. Proposition A (also known as the Quality Teacher and Education Act, or QTEA) included a parcel tax mainly dedicated to increasing teachers’ salaries, along with a variety of measures introducing flexibility to the current salary schedule and strengthening accountability for teacher performance. Based on interviews with key stakeholders in the district, Hough describes how the district and union worked together in SFUSD both to increase general compensation and also to introduce new compensation strategies that support closer alignment between school district goals and expenditures for teacher salaries.