Board of Ed Allows Schools Chief to Avoid Answers on Shady Deal

County schools chief Jon Gundry would prefer we not talk about the quarter-million dollar contract he set up with a mystery company, which, for all intents and purposes, exists to funnel taxpayer money.

Almost No Paper Trail Exists for $250K County Schools Contract

Jon Gundry, Santa Clara County’s chief education official, has a math problem. And he hasn’t been showing his work.

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.

County Schools Chief Pushes Contract with Mystery Company

In an unusual set of circumstances, Jon Gundry, Santa Clara County’s superintendent of schools, has recommended a quarter-million dollar contract with a mystery company that has no online presence.

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.

Standardized Tests, Funding Ties Put Undue Pressure on Teachers

An Atlanta judge last week sentenced eight public school teachers, principals and administrators to jail for conspiring to inflate students’ state test scores. The sentencing was a tragic end to the Atlanta testing scandals that began in 2009.