This week, Louis and John interview EdSource early education reporter Zaidee Stavely and Erin Gabel, deputy director of the state commission First 5 California, about the dramatic plans for expanding access to early childhood development and education in Gov. Gavin Newsom’s budget proposal.
This week, we play an excerpt of State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond’s inaugural remarks, and our exit interview with Michael Kirst, who is stepping down as president of the State Board of Education.
This week, Louis and John speak with retiring Gov. Jerry Brown about his philosophy of education and his views on charter schools, the use of student data and what education leaders agree will be his most important contribution: the Local Control Funding Formula.
This week, John and Louis review memorable events and stories from 2018 and revisit some of John’s predictions for the year and how they turned out. Plus an update from EdSource reporter Zaidee Stavely about the effect on children of the Trump administration’s proposed restrictions on granting green cards to immigrants who have received government aid.
This week, John and Louis discuss the impending teacher strike in Los Angeles Unified School District with KPCC reporter Kyle Stokes, who has reported extensively on the crisis. They also speak with Kyla Johnson Trammell, superintendent of Oakland Unified, which is facing budget turmoil, school closures and tensions with teachers.
This week: John speaks with Ed Trust-West’s Carrie Hahnel on California’s new career and college indicator for the school dashboard. And Marty Alvarado of Jobs for the Future talks to Louis about California’s investment in creating career pathways from high school into college and the workplace.
This week, what’s ahead for DACA recipients? Louis and John talk with EdSource reporter Zaidee Stavely, who has been following the issue, and hear from Salvador Cruz-Matus, a senior at CSU San Marcos who dreams of becoming an American citizen with a Ph.D. in plant biology. Also, the state’s new data on suspensions and expulsions in California schools.
We analyze reasons for Tony Thurmond’s victory over Marshall Tuck as State Superintendent of Public Instruction. We also speak with Mariam Abdullah of UC Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center, who cites the benefits of raising a grateful child.
This week, an interview with Mandy Corbin, assistant superintendent of the Sonoma County Office of Education, on a devastating wildfire’s toll on families and schools. She helped coordinate the response to the state’s last big wildfire a year ago.
This week, political observer and education consultant Kevin Gordon explains why the race for state superintendent, a position with little power to make policy, is attracting $50 million in spending. Louis recalls a contentious state superintendent campaign a half-century ago.