EdSource Podcasts

Linda Darling-Hammond on districts that ‘beat the odds’

May 17, 2019

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”.

Episode 99: Low-income students strive for college access; what’s next for Oakland Unified; community colleges lag in reaching goals

March 22, 2019

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.