Sandra Nichols : Education Matters
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About Education Matters

Education Matters went online in 2001 as a collection of essays written by Sandra Nichols and edited by her husband Peter Nichols. It has become one of the premier resources for research and opinion about issues and concerns related to California schools and public education available on the World Wide Web. is currently listed on Internet directories in Central America, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, the Czech Republic, Poland, Italy, South Africa, Spain and Malaysia and is Google's top search result for "Essays on Public Education."

Sandra Nichols

Sandra Nichols is a 30-year professional educator currently working for three different California School Districts. She is a Speech and Language Specialist serving English Language Learners in Santa Cruz City Schools, Project Director/English Learners for the Santa Cruz County Office of Education, and a Trustee for the Pajaro Valley Unified School District Governing Board serving 19,600 students in Santa Cruz and Monterey Counties.

Peter Nichols

Peter Nichols, Education Matters editor and web master, is a former musician and band leader who became a television writer and producer before settling on a career as a teacher and journalist. He worked as an editor for the pubishing giant, CTB McGraw-Hill in their Educational Assessment Division and currently teaches Adult Education for the Pajaro Valley Unified School District.