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Izumi study sparks law promoting online learning

Maybe things actually are starting to change for the better in California’s embattled public schools. The latest: Kids who enroll in virtual or online charter schools now can continue their studies even if they move out of their original school

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Republican and Latinos agree on education reforms 2

May 6, 2013 By Katy Grimes Politics makes strange bedfellows. This we know to be true, but Latinos and Republicans should not be. Many demographers predict Republicans will steadily pick up Latino voters as Latino assimilation increases, and Latinos succeed

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700,000 CA school suspensions spark legislative hearing 3

April 16, 2013 By Katy Grimes At the California Democratic Party Convention this past weekend, Democrats killed efforts led by other Democrats to call for much needed public school reforms. Convention delegates even passed a resolution slamming education reform groups like

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‘Preschool for all’: Obama adopts Meathead goal, spin

Feb. 24, 2013 By Chris Reed Lance Izumi does a great job in the Orange County Register of documenting how President Obama’s push for universal preschool is a retread of actor-director Rob Reiner’s failed, scandal-scarred push in California — right

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CA online education has serious roadblocks

Jan. 15, 2013 By Katy Grimes Gov. Jerry Brown announced last week that he will be pushing online education, and made provisions for this in his 2013-14 budget proposal. The governor has already started lobbying the California State University and  University of California regents to

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Izumi criticizes state employee’s cyber-goldbricking 6

Dec. 13, 2012 By John Seiler A state government employee posted thousands of times on the Sacramento Bee’s Web site during work hours. Taxpayers subsidized his cyber-goldbricking. CBS News just ran a story on it with interviews of Lance Izumi, our

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Union pushing audit of CSU Extension ed 0

Aug. 16, 2012 By Katy Grimes The Joint Legislative Audit Committee hearing last week was a mini civics lesson in what is going on in state politics, and what bad policy the state’s special-interest groups and labor unions are continually

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Legislature deep-sixes Gov. Brown’s education ‘reform’

June 19, 2012 By Lance T. Izumi Last week, I wrote about Governor Jerry Brown’s weighted-student-formula proposal, which attached a base state-funding amount plus various supplemental amounts to individual students that would then be collected by school districts.  The plan

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Gov. Brown pushes pale education ‘reform’

June 13, 2012 By Lance T. Izumi Around the country, governors like Bobby Jindal in Louisiana have led successful fights for new education-reform laws that eliminate or restrict teacher tenure, re-think old-line seniority protection rules and give parents the ability

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Senseless Remarks on Deaf Students 1

Lance Izumi:  This week in an op-ed for The New York Times, I argued that parents of children with special needs, such as those with hearing impairments, should be empowered to choose the school, public or private, that best fits the needs of

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