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.

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.

Local Charter Schools Miss Mark on Special Education Admissions

Annual reports given to the Santa Clara County Board of Education this past weekend show that local charter schools are not reflective of their communities when it comes to accepting special education students.

Rhetoric vs. Reality: The Charter School Debate Continues

The inflammatory rhetoric, misguided leadership and pro corporate charter school stance of county education trustee Joseph Di Salvo and others has set the stage for the current battle being waged in local school districts.

Beauchman Leaves Big Shoes to Fill on County Education Board

Trustee Leon Beauchman will step down at the end of this month from his elected seat on the Santa Clara County Board of Education. I first learned of his decision during a call from him in February. It was a bittersweet moment.

What Tuesday’s Election Means for Education Reform

What do Tuesday’s election results mean for education reform? Santa Clara County Board of Education Trustee Joseph DiSalvo breaks it down by state, county and district.

Stop Living in the Past; Charter Schools Are Here to Stay

Remember when broadcast television was the only game in town? Rooftop antennas and three major networks. If you prefer that over the entertainment options today, you’re living in the past—similar to those who continue to resist innovation in our public schools.