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  • Stanford Graduate School of Education

    By Jonathan Rabinovitz

    The effort provides new ways for the San Francisco Unified School District to benefit from Graduate School of Education research.

    Stanford University Graduate School of Education has committed to raise $5 million for a pair of new initiatives with the San Francisco Unified School District that will enable teachers and administrators to use research more effectively to meet students’ needs.

  • David Plank, Executive Director of Policy Analysis for California Education, on Local Control and Accountability Plan at 4th Annual Lemann Dialogue 2014

  • Michael Kirst, Professor Emeritus of Stanford Graduate School of Education and President of California State Board of Education, talks on his recent reappointment to President of California State Board of Education, his thoughts on California's education the next 4 years, Common Core State Standards, Local Control Funding Formulas, Vergara lawsuit.

  • KQED

  • Michael Kirst, Professor Emeritus of Stanford Graduate School of Education and President of California State Board of Education, gives update and progress on the politics and policy of Common Core implementation

  • Stanford Report

    By Clifton B. Parker

    A Los Angeles Superior Court judge ruled June 10 that California's teacher tenure laws deprive students of their constitutional right to an education. The closely watched case, Vergara v. State of California, could change the way teachers are hired and fired in the state and around the nation.

  • Politico

    A court ruling on Tuesday striking down job protections for teachers in California deals a sharp blow to unions — and will likely fuel political movements across the nation to eliminate teacher tenure.

    Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Rolf M. Treu found five California laws governing the hiring and firing of teachers unconstitutional. But it was his language, more than the ruling itself, that will shake the political debate.

  • Stanford Report

    California's school districts should rethink their budget priorities upon receiving new state funding in the years ahead. When voters approved Proposition 30 in 2012, they created an unprecedented opportunity to reinvent the state's troubled K-12 school system, according to a new report from Stanford's Policy Analysis for California Education.

  • Stanford Report

    By Andrew Myers

    Like a growing number of school systems across the country, San Francisco Unified School District is tasked with educating increasing rolls of students for whom English is not their first language. In the United States, the school-aged population has grown a modest 10 percent in the last three decades, while the number of children speaking a language other than English at home has soared by 140 percent.

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