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A School Year Like No Other

by Bill Whalenvia Eureka
Thursday, June 24, 2021

In California, as elsewhere in America, school’s out for a majority of the summer months. And while California schools aren’t out forever, nor have they been blown to pieces (yes, we’re channeling our inner Alice Cooper), there’s the uncomfortable question of what happens when the next academic year commences in mid-August.

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California’s 2021 Key Educational Achievements: School Closures, Critical Race Theory And Antisemitism

by Lee Ohanianvia Eureka
Thursday, June 24, 2021

The last year wasn’t a banner year for California’s K–12 education system.

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Teacher Union Power In California: The More Things Change, The More They Stay The Same

by Michael T. Hartneyvia Eureka
Thursday, June 24, 2021

Charles Chapel, a California state assemblyman in the 1950s and 1960s, once said that he feared just three things: God, his redheaded wife, and the California Teachers Association (CTA).

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How To Truly “Reimagine” Education In California

by Kevin Kileyvia Eureka
Thursday, June 24, 2021

When schools across California closed in mid-March of last year, parents saw the decision for what it was: a sensible precaution in the face of a novel threat. At the time, they couldn’t have imagined it would be a year or more before their children would see the inside of a classroom again.

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Quality Early Education Needs To Be Part Of Ed Reform

by Ted Lempert via Eureka
Thursday, June 24, 2021

As a long-time California education reform advocate, I’ve worked on a range of issues that are critical to ensuring equity and an excellent education for all of our kids.

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It’s Time To Rebalance The Power Dynamic In California’s Schools

by Loren Kayevia Eureka
Thursday, June 24, 2021

The best guess by state leaders – and fondest hope for parents – is that California public schools will fully reopen their campuses this fall to all students. After more than a year of remote, hybrid or blended learning – or no learning at all – everyone should welcome a return to normalcy.

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