This week: After an intense debate, legislation that could substantially reduce the number of new charter schools in California got just enough votes to pass the Assembly; and we interview Tom Epstein, president of the California Community Colleges Board of Governors, which extended Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley’s contract.
This week: Linda Darling-Hammond talks about a new study that focuses on school districts in California that achieved higher test scores for all or most students than their demographics predicted; and we discuss the new SAT “Adversity Score”.
This week: Education Secretary Betsy DeVos speaks to reporters about school choice and her latest initiative; an update on California’s efforts to reduce remediation courses in community colleges; and the governor’s revised budget proposal.
In an interview this week at EdSource, new State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond identifies his top priorities.
Learn what schools are doing right, and what has yet to be done.
This week we talk with California school finance expert Kim Rueben about several ways the state could generate additional funds to support public education in the state.
This week, arguments for and against the bills seeking to limit charter school growth and how state bond money for facilities could be more fairly distributed.
We review U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris’ plan to boost teacher pay $315 billion over a decade and discuss the push – and push back – to letting school districts give the SAT or ACT to all students instead of the state’s 11th grade standardized tests.
Tina Kim of the nonprofit College Track shares low-income kids’ views of rich parents’ tactics to get kids into prestigious colleges (they know what they’re up against). Alameda County Schools Supt. L. Karen Monroe discusses what’s ahead for Oakland Unified, and a look at California Community Colleges’ slow start to transfer more students to CSU and UC.
We speak to Gov. Gavin Newsom’s new advisor on early childhood, Giannina Perez, about the governor’s ambitious agenda. Then hear UCLA Professor John Rogers on nationwide survey of high school principles that reveals how the incivility and tensions of politics under President Trump are percolating into the classroom.