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Michael W. Kirst


Michael Kirst is president of the California State Board of Education and professor emeritus of education at Stanford University.

Published Articles & Media

In California, Common Core Has Not Failed

An Education Next forum draws a response from a former president of the California State Board of Education.
Michael W. Kirst

A State School Board that Works

In California, the state board of education works with the governor to accomplish long-term policy goals.

California’s Dashboard Data Will Guide Improvement

In California, we’ve moved beyond assigning schools a single number score each year and are implementing a “dashboard” accountability system, to better capture and communicate multiple dimensions of school performance.

How Should States Design Their Accountability Systems?

Education Next talks with Jeb Bush, Heather Hough, and Michael Kirst

Breaking the Mold

A review of A Democratic Constitution for Public Education, by Paul T. Hill and Ashley E. Jochim

Swing State

The downs and ups of accountability in California

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