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April 4, 2014 via Washington Post

Washington Post: Opting out of standardized tests? Wrong answer

No, tests are not fun — but they’re necessary. Stepping on the bathroom scale can be nerve-racking, but it tells us if that exercise routine is working. Going to the dentist for a checkup every six months might be unpleasant, but it lets us know if there are cavities to address. Full article

April 4, 2014 via Forbes

Is The U.S. Education System Bad For Business?

If America’s future success in the increasingly global economy will be determined by our children – and specifically by the way we educate our kids to compete in that economy – then Amanda Ripley’s thought-provoking book, The Smartest Kids in the World: And How They Got That Way, raises cause for concern. Full article

April 3, 2014 via 89.3 KPCC

Southern California Public Radio: Foundation funding widens the gap between California’s ‘rich’ and

Southern California researchers are finding that foundations, set up to raise money for public schools, are reintroducing funding inequality that was supposed to be eliminated back in the 1970s, when the California Supreme Court ruled on the Serrano vs. Priest case. Full article

April 2, 2014 via Education Week

Education Week: Former Teacher Joins House Education Panel; Bipartisan Research Bill Out Today

Rep. Mark Takano, a former teacher from Riverside, Calif., has been tapped to serve on the House Education and the Workforce Committee, Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., the minority leader, announced last night. Full article

April 2, 2014 via Education Week

Education Week: Educators Envision a Less Flat, More Respected Teaching Profession

In a post on Chalkbeat Colorado, Mark Sass, a "hybrid" teacher outside of Denver, says that state policymakers and teachers' unions need to do a whole lot more to foster the growth of teacher-leadership positions in schools. Giving teachers better career-advancement opportunities is critical to improving schools, he says: Full article

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June 10, 2014

Vergara v. California: A Big Win for California Students and Teachers

Across the country, students and teachers are celebrating. In his decision today in Vergara v. California, Judge Rolf M. Treu affirmed that California’s students have a constitutional right to educational equality. This ruling is a huge win for kids and teachers in the Golden State. Read more

May 17, 2014 posted by Jovan Agee

60 Years Later – Our Kids Deserve Better

60 years ago, the U.S. Supreme Court made a decision that changed the course of history. The landmark case - Brown v. Board of Education - promised access to high quality education and dismissed the notion that equality could be achieved through separation. Read more

March 27, 2014 posted by Angelia Dickens

Vergara v. California: Ensuring Constitutional Rights Through the Courts

All children -- regardless of family income, race, or zip code -- deserve to be taught by a great teacher. But too often outdated laws and bureaucracy stand in the way. Read more

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