×

Recent Posts by Sean Gill

July 02, 2014 posted by Sean Gill

Cutting through the Red Tape

Great schools and districts need great leaders. Two recent reports suggest innovative ways that leaders in two critical roles – school principal and district chief financial officer (CFO) – can work to improve schools. Read More»

June 05, 2014 posted by Sean Gill

Pension Systems State by State

Public pension systems continue to be in the news as cities and states struggle to figure out how they can keep their promises to teachers and other public employees.  Read More»

March 04, 2014 posted by Sean Gill

States Should Do More to Secure Retirement Savings for Their Teachers

We should be worried about states’ teacher pension systems. The sad truth is that underfunding is putting teachers’ retirement at risk, and outdated rules create a major barrier in attracting the next generation of great teachers.  Read More»

August 29, 2013 posted by Sean Gill

High School and Public Library Come Together to Form a 21st Century Learning Center

My first job in high school was shelving returned books at my local public library in Carlsbad, California. It was a great job because I got to page through titles that caught my eye, making the hours pass quickly. But what I enjoyed most was helping to open a brand new facility in the fall of 1999.  Read More»

June 27, 2013 posted by Sean Gill

With LCFF, California Sets the Stage to Meet Student Needs

"For me it’s like common sense, but it’s actually revolutionary," said U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan when asked recently about California’s new Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF). Read More»

April 09, 2013 posted by Sean Gill

Play Ball!

Every April, when the ivy is just beginning to show at Wrigley Field, lifelong Chicago Cubs fans, like myself, have a renewed hope that this is our year.  Read More»

March 15, 2013 posted by Sean Gill

Support Great Charter Schools

Public charter schools receive at least 7 percent less funding than traditional public schools. This means that some students receive $1,000 less in education funding than their peers simply because they attend public charter schools. Read More»

March 06, 2013 posted by Sean Gill

With budget flexibility, Governor and Legislature may take important step in restoring CA schools

Could increased spending flexibility help schools serve California's students in new and innovate ways? Yes! Read More»