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Cal TURN Labor-Management Collaboration Conference Spring 2016

Our next Cal TURN event is scheduled for March 3-4, 2016 in Sacramento, CA. Our conference will focus on Building Capacity to Maximize Continuous Improvement and Excellence. We will continue our focus on 4 priorities from the LCAP template: pupil engagement, school climate, student achievement and parental involvement.

Cal TURN Labor-Management Collaboration Conference

Our next Cal TURN event is scheduled for October 15-16, 2015 at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront, One Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101. Our conference will focus on Promoting Excellence through Equity and Empowerment: A Close Look at Social-Emotional Learning and Formative Assessment.

Save the Date - California TURN Conference October 15-16 in San Diego, CA

May 15, 2015

Save the Date California TURN Conference October 15-16 in San Diego, CA

Speed Up, Slow Down

April 8, 2015

This post originally appeared at EdWeek Teacher on March 9, 2015. While most of my focus this year has been dedicated to visiting schools around California, I'm also making time for professional activities, most recently attending the California regional meeting of the Teacher Union Reform Network (CalTURN).

Keeping It Real in Labor-Management Dialogue

March 5, 2015

Lisa Simon and Sam Buenrostro of Corona-Norco Unified School District, speaking at CalTURN Conference, 3/5/15 (photo: David B. Cohen)In a conversation moderated by Pat Dolan, teacher union leaders and district administrators from Corona-Norco Unified School District shared real challenges and important lessons about labor-management collaboration to improve teaching and learning.

CalTURN Conference Underway

March 5, 2015

Labor-management teams from nine California districts gathered in Sacramento this morning to begin two days of deep conversations and learning about how to share the work of improving schools and supporting student learning. In introductory conversations, each team shared some of the questions that bring them to this work at this time.

Union President Profile

February 20, 2015

William Wong, president of the San Gabriel Education Association, in San Gabriel, California, was profiled in Education Week's Policy Notebook blog, written by Sara Mead. Wong's vision of union leadership is a great fit with our work in CalTURN, and he gives us a shout-out as well: [Unions] should be the leaders of the craft.

District and Site Teacher Leadership Aid in Turnaround

January 27, 2015

This post originally appeared at the EdWeek Teacher blog, Road Trips in Education. Dr. Ed Burgess of San Juan Unified Teachers Association, speaking at a CalTURN conference, Oct. 2014.I recall picking up my morning newspaper, almost exactly four years ago, and reading an article about the impact of federal school turnaround rules in nearby San Francisco Unified School District; to qualify for much...

High School Benefits From Labor-Management Collaboration

November 19, 2014

Re-blogged from dbceducation.comThe last stop on my recent visit to the Los Angeles area was Gahr High School in Cerritos, CA. Most of my school visits are going to be teacher-driven - that is, I'm choosing schools based on teachers I know or have heard about from others. Sometimes, it's the school itself I'm interested in.