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Exploring realistic solutions to the challenges facing California schools

Tuesday, Feb 26, 2013 at 11:57 AM PST

Mountain View Startup Reaches Academic Milestone

Mountain View Startup Reaches Academic Milestone

Coursera, one of the largest platforms in the booming industry of online classes, earned academic legitimacy earlier this month when the American Council on Education recommended five of its free courses...

Tuesday, Feb 12, 2013 at 12:55 PM PST

Bye Bye Bubble Tests?

Bye Bye Bubble Tests?

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson makes sweeping recommendations to overhaul California's standardized testing system.

Tuesday, Apr 16, 2013 at 05:10 PM PDT

Class Action News Special: Michelle Rhee Part 1

Class Action News Special: Michelle Rhee Part 1

StudentsFirst founder and CEO Michelle Rhee talks about the "F" she gives California in her organization's first-ever State Policy Report Card. Original airing February 9, 2013.

Tuesday, Apr 16, 2013 at 05:10 PM PDT

Class Action News Special: A Response to Michelle Rhee (Part 2)

Class Action News Special: A Response to Michelle Rhee (Part 2)

The president of the San Jose Teachers Association, Jennifer Thomas, responds to Michelle Rhee's criticisms of California's public education system. Original airing February 9, 2013.

Tuesday, Apr 16, 2013 at 05:10 PM PDT

Class Action News Special: Michelle Rhee Part 3

Class Action News Special: Michelle Rhee Part 3

StudentsFirst CEO Michelle Rhee weighs in on Governor Jerry Brown's proposal to overhaul school funding in California, and says her priorities in the state include establishing teacher evaluations and...

Tuesday, Apr 16, 2013 at 05:10 PM PDT

Class Action News Special: Michelle Rhee Part 4

Class Action News Special: Michelle Rhee Part 4

The StudentsFirst CEO talks about her book, "Radical," and responds to being labeled "anti-teacher." Original airing February 9, 2013.

Tuesday, Jan 29, 2013 at 12:13 PM PST

Silicon Schools Fund Announces First-Ever Grants

Silicon Schools Fund Announces First-Ever Grants

The new $25 million venture, co-founded in part by the Gap family, aims to jump start blended learning in the Bay Area.

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

Pulling the Parent Trigger

Pulling the Parent Trigger

Ben Austin, executive director of Parent Revolution, talks about the first-ever use of the controversial parent trigger law in Adelanto, California.

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

"Not So Golden After All"

"Not So Golden After All"

NBC Bay Area political analyst Larry Gerston, PhD, talks about California's once-celebrated public education system and its recent decline in nationwide rankings.

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.

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