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Jun 3rd, 2011
| 12:28 PM

There have been few reports of the progress of the latest budget plan. In regards to education, state Democrats in both the Assembly and the Senate continue to disagree with Brown’s May budget revise.  As mentioned in the last PACE “CA Education Policy News Update” blog post, an Assembly committee rejected Brown’s May...

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...