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Round 2 of Teacher Strikes Looks Beyond Pay and Funding

Teachers in Oakland, California, hit the picket lines just as West Virginia teachers went back to class in a kind of coast-to-coast tag-team display of the national teacher unrest that in many places has moved beyond pay to politics, tackling issues like chart...

Tony Thurmond Is the New Schools Chief. Now What?

With bucks and boots on the ground from California teachers’ unions, Bay Area Democratic Assemblyman Tony Thurmond declared victory Saturday as California’s new superintendent of public instruction, an outcome ...

County School Board Candidates in Their Own Words

The Area 1 seat on the Fresno County Office of Education board is open, and three candidates are campaigning for the seat. Incumbent Ismael Herrera opted not to run for re-election and instead is running unopposed for the Kerman City Council. The trustee...

The Battle to Decide California’s Education Future

By many measures, the majority of California’s 6.2 million schoolchildren are failing to make the grade. Earlier this year California’s K-12 education was ranked 44th by U.S. News & World Report and 36th on Education Week’s “Quality Counts” report. T...