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Exploring realistic solutions to the challenges facing California schools

Wednesday, Jan 23, 2013 at 05:53 PM PST

New Campaign to Bring Back Arts Education

New Campaign to Bring Back Arts Education

Kris Murray, executive director of Young Audiences of Northern California, and San Francisco parent Paige Patterson Duff talk about Create CA, a new effort to restore arts education in California classrooms.

Wednesday, Jan 23, 2013 at 05:54 PM PST

Putting Kids on the College Track

Putting Kids on the College Track

The Bay Area nonprofit College Track helps students from under-served areas who are motivated to go to college. CEO David Silver and high school junior Emanual Hillman talk about the after-school program.

Wednesday, Jan 23, 2013 at 05:56 PM PST

Inside EdSurge

Inside EdSurge

Betsy Corcoran, co-founder and CEO of EdSurge, talks about the online education clearinghouse and the growth of ed-tech companies.

Wednesday, Jan 23, 2013 at 05:55 PM PST

Torlakson on Parent Trigger Law

Torlakson on Parent Trigger Law

Tom Torlakson, state superintendent of public instruction, comments on the upcoming movie "Won't Back Down," a fictionalized depiction of California's groundbreaking parent trigger law.

Wednesday, Jan 23, 2013 at 05:55 PM PST

Torlakson Weighs in on the Ballot Propositions

Torlakson Weighs in on the Ballot Propositions

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson endorses both Proposition 30 and Proposition 38, saying the two ballot measures are critical to avoid more cuts to public

Wednesday, Jan 23, 2013 at 05:55 PM PST

State Superintendent of Schools Tom Torlakson

State Superintendent of Schools Tom Torlakson

Tom Torlakson talks about California's rising standardized test scores, targeted funding that pours extra resources into under-performing schools, and ongoing efforts to improve the state's teacher...

Wednesday, Jan 23, 2013 at 05:53 PM PST

Taking a Course at Coursera

Taking a Course at Coursera

Founders Andrew Ng and Daphne Koller say their web site, which offers university classes online for free, reached one million users faster than Facebook.

Wednesday, Jan 23, 2013 at 05:56 PM PST

Molly Munger's Tax Initiative for Schools

Molly Munger's Tax Initiative for Schools

Proposition 38 sponsor Molly Munger, a civil rights attorney from Pasadena, talks about her proposal for a sliding-scale income tax that would raise money for California public schools without sending the money...

Wednesday, Jan 23, 2013 at 05:57 PM PST

Molly Munger's Political Battle

Molly Munger's Political Battle

Civil rights attorney Molly Munger, the sponsor of Proposition 38, a sliding-scale income tax initiative that would raise money for schools, says attacks on her personal wealth are diversionary

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