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Common Core Critics Want Republicans To Oppose Standards

By John O’Connor Jonathan Ernst / Reuters/Landov Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus. The Republican National Committee is meeting in Hollywood this week, and could take up a resolution opposing new education standards fully adopted by Florida, 44 other states and the District of Columbia. The Source: State Impact Florida            »

February 25 & 26, 2013: The Annual California PTA Legislative Conference (Teacher Evaluations)

February 25 & 26, 2013: The Annual California PTA Legislative Conference (Teacher Evaluations)

There are so many reasons why California is poised to regain her leadership among states in public education. Most of them stem from the fact that policy-wise, we haven’t completely knuckled under to the damaging policies put forth by the Obama administration. We’ve been evasive on bending to the conditions required for a Race to the Top waiver. We have a large Democratic majority in b... »

February 25 & 26, 2013: The Annual California PTA Legislative Conference (Budget/School Funding)

The California PTA Legislative Conference is an excellent gathering orchestrated by the state PTA and usually happens every spring after everyone’s had a chance to digest the governor’s January budget announcement and State of the State address. (KQED has provided 7, 15, and full 30 minute versions of the State of the State here.) We legislative chairs and “lege trackers” f... »

Dear Governor Brown, Please Sign AB250 For High Quality Education Into Law!

This is the high quality K-12 curriculum reform we've been waiting for that emphasizes creativity, collaboration, innovation, and critical thinking for 21st century learning. It's what we need to keep California a leader in the worlds of art, science, technology and culture. Please join over 18 parent, educator, and community grassroots groups to urge Governor Brown to sign AB250 into law! »