Education Secretary Betsy DeVos Is Failing Our Neediest Students

America’s lowest achieving students need the support of Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos. And yet, her voice has been notably silent.

Hopes for the Future of Public Education in Silicon Valley

As I write my penultimate column, I reflect on the most critical issues confronting our region’s future progress and economic vitality. There is little doubt that the quality of public education is number one.

In Defense of the Santa Clara County Office of Education

Writing once a week on the subject of education since being elected to the Santa Clara County Board of Education has been a privilege. In two weeks I will pen my 300th and last column.

Last Week Was the Best Week

Last week was amazing. The Supreme Court delivered two major victories to move our country forward, the President exhibited strength and eloquence in the aftermath of a tragedy, and a young woman of unparalleled courage graced us with her presence.

Silicon Valley Coalition Plays Key Role in Funding Early Education

There is a new beginning in California for economic development and ending mass incarceration. Yesterday, Gov. Jerry Brown agreed to allot an additional $265 million to fund early education for low-income children.

Silicon Valley’s Roads in Better Shape than Education System

Local leaders in transportation, education, housing and equity convened last week in Mountain View’s Computer History Museum for the 2015 Silicon Valley Regional Economic Forum.

Still Too Many School Districts in Santa Clara County

Three years since a study to look at school district consolidation in Santa Clara County, we have not been able to make any progress due to the controversial nature of the topic.