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May 26th, 2011
| 09:10 AM | School & District Reform

The words “remix” and “mashup” entered the vocabulary as descriptors of life in the digital age.  They are also key to what I am calling Learning 2.0, the next full-scale version of public education. 
 
 
At the simplest level, these new terms are represented by three teenagers using Apple Garage Band to combine...

May 26th, 2011
| 01:43 AM |

As mentioned in the last PACE "CA Education Policy News Update" blog post, the May budget revise was released last week by Governor Brown with some opposition from the Legislative Analyst’s Office. This week state Democrats have also stated their disagreement with Brown regarding how the $6.6 billion tax revenue should be allocated among state services. The...

May 25th, 2011
| 03:42 PM | Assessment & Accountability

Following up on an earlier post, the debate on assessment policy turns on the question of how much information we really need or even want to have about student performance.  At the level of rhetoric, of course, we want as much information as we can get, and we want that information to be as accurate as possible.  As a practical matter,...