Jack O'Connell

California Department of Education

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Former Superintendent of Public Instruction for the State of California

Jack O'Connell on KCRW

California schools have lost again in the  second round  of the Obama Administration's "Race to the Top" in education.  After the state lost in the  first round , Education Secretary…

California Loses Round Two in the 'Race to the Top'

California schools have lost again in the second round of the Obama Administration's "Race to the Top" in education.  After the state lost in the first round , Education Secretary…

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After a school-funding measure barely failed to get the two-thirds required vote last month, the Santa Monica-Malibu School Board  cut $7.1 million , eliminated 65 teaching jobs and…

Private Sector Steps in to Save Our Schools

After a school-funding measure barely failed to get the two-thirds required vote last month, the Santa Monica-Malibu School Board cut $7.1 million , eliminated 65 teaching jobs and…

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Educators and Governors in all states — except Alaska and Texas — have agreed on uniform, national standards for teaching English and Math in grades K through 12.

Can Schools Aim High When Budgets Are Low?

Educators and Governors in all states — except Alaska and Texas — have agreed on uniform, national standards for teaching English and Math in grades K through 12.

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