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School Choice Bills Fall Short in California

California parents will have to wait at least another year for better educational opportunities for their children, as state legislators failed to approve all but one of several school choice bills introduced in the most recent session. In the spring California state legislators introduced a package of five bills designed …

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Charter Students Outperforming Their Public School Counterparts in California

Charter schools in the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) outperform traditional public schools on nearly every student achievement measure, according to a new study from the California Charter School Association. The study, Charter School Performance in Los Angeles Unified School District: A District and Neighborhood Matched Comparison Analysis, compared …

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On the Democratic Convention: Will Obama Keep His Promise on Merit Pay for Teachers?

In this first installment of Education Watch, Bruce Fuller and Lance T. Izumi discuss what was and wasn’t said in Denver about our school system. And Sandra Tsing Loh weighs in on her perspective. Go to Mr. Fuller’s post and Ms. Loh’s post. Lance T. Izumi, a senior fellow in …

California

A New Lesson for California School Superintendent

When middle-class parents in California opened their newspapers recently and read that the leviathan Los Angeles Unified School District had overpaid their employees by $53 million, many likely took comfort in the belief that at least the school districts in their own cozy suburban neighborhoods were well managed. These parents, …

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Florida Low-Income and Minority Students Outperform Average California Students

San Francisco—The Pacific Research Institute (PRI), a free-market think tank based in California, today released a report showing that a disadvantaged socio-economic background does not necessarily consign students to poor academic performance. According to Demography Is Not Destiny: Reform Lessons from Florida on Overcoming Achievement Gaps, low-income students in Florida …

Education

Demography Is Not Destiny: Reform Lessons from Florida on Overcoming Achievement Gaps

The Pacific Research Institute (PRI), a free-market think tank based in California, today released a report showing that a disadvantaged socio-economic background does not necessarily consign students to poor academic performance. According to Demography Is Not Destiny: Reform Lessons from Florida on Overcoming Achievement Gaps, low-income students in Florida consistently …

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Education Reform Leaves out Choice

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger declared 2008 would be “The Year of Education Reform.” Now, more than halfway through the year, California parents continue to wait for promised relief. If the governor’s blueprint for reform is any indication, they may be waiting for a long time. Gov. Schwarzenegger unveiled “Students First: Renewing …

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Education reform ‘blueprint’ leaves out choice

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger declared 2008 would be “The Year of Education Reform.” Now, more than halfway through the year, California parents continue to wait for promised relief. If the governor’s blueprint for reform is any indication, they may be waiting for a long time. Gov. Schwarzenegger unveiled “Students First: Renewing …

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Blueprint for Education Reform Leaves out Choice

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger declared 2008 “The Year of Education Reform,” and more than halfway through the year, California parents continue to wait for promised relief. If the governor’s blueprint for reform is any indication, they may be waiting for a long time. Governor Schwarzenegger unveiled Students First: Renewing Hope for …

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How California can graduate more students

On June 5, Education Week magazine released “Diplomas Count 2008: School to College.” The report finds that three in 10 students who enroll in California public high schools fail to graduate. The statistics mask a more dismal reality, but there is a way the Golden State can improve. The results …

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School Choice Bills Fall Short in California

California parents will have to wait at least another year for better educational opportunities for their children, as state legislators failed to approve all but one of several school choice bills introduced in the most recent session. In the spring California state legislators introduced a package of five bills designed …

Commentary

Charter Students Outperforming Their Public School Counterparts in California

Charter schools in the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) outperform traditional public schools on nearly every student achievement measure, according to a new study from the California Charter School Association. The study, Charter School Performance in Los Angeles Unified School District: A District and Neighborhood Matched Comparison Analysis, compared …

Commentary

On the Democratic Convention: Will Obama Keep His Promise on Merit Pay for Teachers?

In this first installment of Education Watch, Bruce Fuller and Lance T. Izumi discuss what was and wasn’t said in Denver about our school system. And Sandra Tsing Loh weighs in on her perspective. Go to Mr. Fuller’s post and Ms. Loh’s post. Lance T. Izumi, a senior fellow in …

California

A New Lesson for California School Superintendent

When middle-class parents in California opened their newspapers recently and read that the leviathan Los Angeles Unified School District had overpaid their employees by $53 million, many likely took comfort in the belief that at least the school districts in their own cozy suburban neighborhoods were well managed. These parents, …

Commentary

Florida Low-Income and Minority Students Outperform Average California Students

San Francisco—The Pacific Research Institute (PRI), a free-market think tank based in California, today released a report showing that a disadvantaged socio-economic background does not necessarily consign students to poor academic performance. According to Demography Is Not Destiny: Reform Lessons from Florida on Overcoming Achievement Gaps, low-income students in Florida …

Education

Demography Is Not Destiny: Reform Lessons from Florida on Overcoming Achievement Gaps

The Pacific Research Institute (PRI), a free-market think tank based in California, today released a report showing that a disadvantaged socio-economic background does not necessarily consign students to poor academic performance. According to Demography Is Not Destiny: Reform Lessons from Florida on Overcoming Achievement Gaps, low-income students in Florida consistently …

Commentary

Education Reform Leaves out Choice

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger declared 2008 would be “The Year of Education Reform.” Now, more than halfway through the year, California parents continue to wait for promised relief. If the governor’s blueprint for reform is any indication, they may be waiting for a long time. Gov. Schwarzenegger unveiled “Students First: Renewing …

Commentary

Education reform ‘blueprint’ leaves out choice

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger declared 2008 would be “The Year of Education Reform.” Now, more than halfway through the year, California parents continue to wait for promised relief. If the governor’s blueprint for reform is any indication, they may be waiting for a long time. Gov. Schwarzenegger unveiled “Students First: Renewing …

Commentary

Blueprint for Education Reform Leaves out Choice

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger declared 2008 “The Year of Education Reform,” and more than halfway through the year, California parents continue to wait for promised relief. If the governor’s blueprint for reform is any indication, they may be waiting for a long time. Governor Schwarzenegger unveiled Students First: Renewing Hope for …

Commentary

How California can graduate more students

On June 5, Education Week magazine released “Diplomas Count 2008: School to College.” The report finds that three in 10 students who enroll in California public high schools fail to graduate. The statistics mask a more dismal reality, but there is a way the Golden State can improve. The results …

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