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Public Employee Pension and Retiree Health Costs in California

The Legislative Analyst's Office has a presentation I think everyone should look at: http://www.lao.ca.gov/handouts/state_admin/2009/Public_Employee_Pension_11_13_09.pdf " The...

Original post made by Stacey on Nov. 17, 2009
Last comment by Rudy, on Nov 19, 2009 at 3:11 pm | 6 comments | 863 Views

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State's school funding process is failing

http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-hiltzik19-2009nov19,0,5135920.column " Some mandates have broad support from districts,...

Original post made by Stacey on Nov. 20, 2009
Last comment by Stacey, on Nov 23, 2009 at 10:01 pm | 48 comments | 1293 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Irony

From http://www.ocregister.com/news/district-220623-teachers-capistrano.html "We want the school board to do all it can...

Original post made by Stacey on Nov. 23, 2009
Last comment by Susan Anthony, on Nov 24, 2009 at 2:50 pm | 1 comment | 1101 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Getting Down to Facts

This is one of the sites I looked at when the education topic first came up at the beginning of this year. ""Getting Down...

Original post made by Stacey on Nov. 23, 2009
Last comment by Dana, on Nov 25, 2009 at 11:14 pm | 5 comments | 956 Views

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Reigning in Spending

http://www.dailybreeze.com/news/ci_13853339?source=rss ""Therefore, effective immediately, I am placing a freeze on the...

Original post made by Stacey on Nov. 24, 2009
Last comment by Me, on Dec 7, 2009 at 2:54 pm | 11 comments | 1524 Views

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KQED Forum: Class Size Reduction

http://www.kqed.org/epArchive/R911201000 "A state program that has invested billions to shrink class sizes is coming apart,...

Original post made by Stacey on Nov. 29, 2009
Last comment by Frank, on Dec 1, 2009 at 8:23 pm | 14 comments | 1934 Views

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Race to the Status Quo

http://www.sacbee.com/capitolandcalifornia/story/2384521.html "The Assembly Committee on Education pushed forward a bill...

Original post made by Stacey on Dec. 11, 2009
Last comment by a reader, on Dec 14, 2009 at 8:41 pm | 31 comments | 1381 Views

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California at a Crossroads: Crisis and Opportunity

http://www.edsource.org/event_forum10.html The 2010 EdSource Forum will be held Friday, March 19 at the Marriott Hotel...

Original post made by Stacey on Dec. 12, 2009
There are no comments yet. 1068 Views

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San Diego Unified's New Budgeting Approach

San Diego Unified's new budgeting approach sounds similar to zero-based budgeting. http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/2009/dec/19/education-budget-priority-board/ "the...

Original post made by Stacey on Dec. 21, 2009
Last comment by Miguel, on Dec 22, 2009 at 11:50 am | 1 comment | 1262 Views

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Quo Warranto, Mr. Kernan?

Here's an official California Attorney General opinion on another instance of a school district trustee who failed to retain...

Original post made by Stacey on Dec. 26, 2009
Last comment by Stacey, on Dec 28, 2009 at 2:16 pm | 23 comments | 1393 Views

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Governor pledges to spare education

I would hope so! They can't cut much more of education without running afoul of commitments made during acceptance of...

Original post made by Stacey on Jan. 6, 2010
Last comment by Amador Parent, on Jan 12, 2010 at 9:05 am | 7 comments | 1164 Views

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Budget priorities ratified at school board meeting

San Diego is budgeting based upon looking at what needs to be funded instead of what needs to be cut. If a budget is a reflection...

Original post made by Stacey on Jan. 13, 2010
Last comment by Kathleen Ruegsegger, on Jan 13, 2010 at 9:14 pm | 1 comment | 2087 Views

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What Makes a Great Teacher?

It is an important question to ask because teacher quality has a great influence on student achievement. An educational...

Original post made by Stacey on Jan. 19, 2010
Last comment by dublinmike, on Jan 22, 2010 at 10:56 pm | 24 comments | 1610 Views

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Recession Lessons from the Private Sector

"Creative recession solutions These Best Companies aren't sticking to the book when it comes to dealing with an economic...

Original post made by Stacey on Feb. 1, 2010
Last comment by Stacey, on Feb 2, 2010 at 7:43 am | 8 comments | 978 Views

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Education Mandates: Overhauling a Broken System

New report from the Legislative Analysts Office on California's broken education funding system: http://www.lao.ca.gov/reports/2010/edu/educ_mandates/ed_mandates_020210.aspx " ...

Original post made by Stacey on Feb. 4, 2010
Last comment by June, on Feb 5, 2010 at 10:13 am | 1 comment | 1133 Views

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The Stepless Salary Schedule

Maybe the Board could form an exploratory committee to look into alternative employee compensation systems. It would be...

Original post made by Stacey on Feb. 4, 2010
Last comment by Broke, on Mar 13, 2011 at 6:11 pm | 10 comments | 2455 Views

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"Pay-for-Play" Academic Programs?

This looked interesting. "A program with extras for students" http://www.contracostatimes.com/education/ci_14335427 I...

Original post made by Stacey on Feb. 5, 2010
Last comment by Sandy Piderit, on Feb 8, 2010 at 5:25 pm | 4 comments | 973 Views

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Know the Law, Right?

The law regarding public notification of public school contract negotiations. http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/cgi-bin/displaycode?section=gov&group=03001-04000&file=3547-3547.5 " 3...

Original post made by Stacey on Feb. 22, 2010
Last comment by Stacey, on Feb 24, 2010 at 9:20 pm | 19 comments | 1336 Views

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The Automatic Salary Increase Puzzle

Student achievement is greatly affected by the quality of teacher. Therefore, how do automatic salary increases equate to...

Original post made by Stacey on Feb. 24, 2010
Last comment by cna training, on Feb 28, 2010 at 10:58 am | 24 comments | 1149 Views

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Your Tax Dollars at Work...

Paying for your own enslavement! http://www.dailytech.com/Few+Nations+Support+US+Decision+to+Keep+Piracy+Pact+Secret/article17785.htm "Championed...

Original post made by Stacey on Feb. 25, 2010
Last comment by Wayne, on Feb 28, 2010 at 9:48 am | 5 comments | 1018 Views
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Circumstances without Pomp
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‘Much Ado’ or is it Adios for ObamaCare?
By Tom Cushing | 9 comments | 371 views