Three siblings have to put their college plans on hold after their stepdad took steps to get a green card – only to be separated from his family for more than two years.
A school bus driver started giving away books on her bus and realized that lots of kids didn’t have books at home. She shares how she joined up with Dolly Parton to bring more books to kids.
An Oakland woman “adopted” a class of first graders and promised to pay for their college educations. What did she learn?
Host Zaidee Stavely talks with reporter Betty Márquez Rosales about the frustrations shared by parents and district officials. A parent from Mojave Unified in Kern County shares the heartbreak she feels after her sons’ struggles with distance learning seem destined to repeat in independent study.
Host Zaidee Stavely and reporter Ashley A. Smith discuss how this year’s freshman class in the California State University system will also be the cohort of students examined in four years to see if the university accomplished its goals to increase graduation rates.
Host Zaidee Stavely talks with a teacher in Los Angeles about how she’s welcoming back English learners with lots of opportunities to practice speaking and making her classroom a place where students can build a community to ease the anxiety and stress caused by the pandemic.
What impact will the state’s new universal school meals program have on schools and children? Host Zaidee Stavely takes a deeper look with reporter Ali Tadayon and Stephanie Bruce, nutrition services director at Palm Springs Unified.
Host Zaidee Stavely talks with reporter Carolyn Jones and a school counselor about how schools are preparing to focus on mental health and wellbeing.
COMING SOON: Education Beat, a new podcast from EdSource, will debut August 5. Join host Zaidee Stavely each week as she explores everything from preschool to college, bringing you the personal stories behind the headlines.
New Executive Director Anne Vasquez reflects on her childhood as the daughter of immigrants and outlines her vision for EdSource.