Friday, March 9, 2012

State Board of Ed draws QEIA line in sand | Thoughts on Public Education

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State Board of Ed draws QEIA line in sand - by Kathryn Baron

Administrators from Stockton Unified School District went home about $3 million poorer yesterday. They had traveled to Sacramento to appeal to the State Board of Education for waivers from the academic requirements of the Quality Education Investment Act (QEIA). All five of the district’s K-8 schools receiving QEIA funds had failed to meet their [...]

San Francisco Unified blazes civil rights path for California districts to follow - by Arun Ramanathan

As an education civil rights organization, we are far more accustomed to seeing school districts violate the rights of underserved students to a quality education than protect them from harm. But sometimes a school district’s leadership takes such a strong and courageous stance on behalf of their most vulnerable students that it takes your breath away. This was the type of courage shown by Superintendent Carlos Garcia and five members of the San Francisco Unified School Board when they [...]

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