Educational Hot Topics

During one of my recent classes we had an opportunity to hear from a lawyer who specializes in educational law, representing many California school districts. He shared his thoughts on some of educational hot topics related to the law and his perspective on these issues. These were the hot topics he identified:

  • Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF and the accompanying LCAP)
  • The Vergara case ruling and future implications
  • Public Records Act requests (and conflicts of interest)
  • Common Core State Standards (CCSS and the connections to negotiations with unions)
  • Technology (influx into education, demand for use and improvement, relation to facilities)
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This list was interesting and definitely topics that are of great importance to or impact on our work. It is making me reflect on what other hot topics I would add to the list, from a curriculum and instruction or leadership perspective. Here are some ideas that have come to mind:

  • Trusting, genuine, professional relationships
  • True Professional Learning Communities, PLN’s, and collaboration
  • Creative, sound pedagogy in every classroom that leads to high levels of student learning and efficacy
  • Social justice leadership at all levels

What are the hot topics that come to mind based on your work? What should we be talking about? What do you wish leaders were discussing?

About Amy's Reflections

Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services in Southern CA, taking time to reflect on leadership and learning
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