EdSource Podcasts

This Week in California Education: Episode 27, Sept 8, 2017

September 8, 2017

This week: How CA schools and universities are responding to the DACA repeal, interviews with DACA recipients at U.C. Berkeley, how 9/11 changed the way we talk about immigration & an education leader’s warnings about LCFF implementation.

Produced by Sarah Tan

This Week in California Education: Episode 26, Sept 1, 2017

September 1, 2017

This week: controversial legislation to create a state-run STEM school, a lawmaker’s plan to audit districts’ use of LCFF funding, big changes in when school starts for CA’s biggest districts, and a 2+ week delay of the release of Smarter Balanced test scores.

Produced by Sarah Tan

This Week in California Education: Episode 25, Aug 25, 2017

August 25, 2017

This week: how teachers are addressing the controversial events of the summer with their students, CA’s draft ESSA plan draws criticism from ed non-profits, and new programs to turn bilingual teachers into bilingual educators.

Produced by Sarah Tan

This Week in California Education: Episode 24, Aug 18, 2017

August 17, 2017

This week: A new national poll by Education Next found a drop in support for charter schools and a polarizing impact of President Trump on education issues, the California Budget and Policy Center on the potential impact of vouchers, and Bay Area high school students discover roots in their communities.

Produced by Sarah Tan

This Week in California Education: Episode 23, Aug 11, 2017

August 11, 2017

This week: Big changes to the way CA awards teaching credentials, holding K-12 responsible for reducing the number of students who need to take remedial courses in college, fun ways teachers are incorporating the solar eclipse into their curriculum.

Produced by Sarah Tan

This Week in California Education: Episode 22, Aug 4, 2017

August 4, 2017

This week: Cal State makes big moves on multiple fronts to help more students graduate and graduate on time, plus FCMAT’s new CEO on declining revenue, rising expenses, and other challenges CA school districts are facing

Produced by Sarah Tan

This Week in California Education: Episode 20, July 22, 2017

July 21, 2017

This week: A frank report released by the California Community Colleges with a roadmap to increase transfer and grad rates and a rally in Sacramento organized Californians for Justice in defense of the Local Control Funding Formula and the finance and school reforms it’s put into place.

Produced by Sarah Tan

This Week in California Education: Episode 18, July 8, 2017

July 7, 2017

This week: Should school districts be required to do more detailed reporting on how they spend state funds? Where in CA should educators go to produce more college graduates? How do some school districts convince students to take math courses — over the summer no less?

Produced by Sarah Tan

This Week in California Education: Episode 17, July 1, 2017

June 29, 2017

This week: Trump’s budget cuts cause fissures in the charter school movement, the implications of SCOTUS’s church preschool playground decision, CA CORE districts’ request to be declared “innovation zones,” and the push for school districts to be more assertive diagnosing children with dyslexia

Produced by Sarah Tan

This Week in California Education: Episode 16, June 17, 2017

June 16, 2017

This week: CA legislature approves FY18 budget, with increased funding for K-12 schools, DeVos criticizes charter advocates who don’t support other “school choice” options & Netflix CEO commits to long-term campaign to increase charter enrollments

Produced by Sarah Tan

This Week in California Education: Episode 14, June 3, 2017

June 1, 2017

In this edition of “This Week in California Education,” Executive Director Louis Freedberg, and Editor-at-Large John Fensterwald bring you a special podcast from the Education Writers Association national seminar in Washington D.C. this week. They sought out national education leaders to get their perspectives on how California is doing on its education reforms, and its new “California School Dashboard” that ranks schools on multiple measures, not just test scores.

Produced by Sarah Tan