EdSource Podcasts

This Week in California Education: Episode 37, Nov 17, 2017

November 17, 2017

This week: the effect the Republican tax bill may have on the California state budget, the surprisingly rosy forecast for K12 and community college funding, and how a state-mandated school safety plan may have averted a greater tragedy this week in Rancho Tehama.

Produced by Sarah Tan

This Week in California Education: Episode 36, Nov 10, 2017

November 9, 2017

This week: Louis and John take on a hot issue in California; chronic absenteeism. Why is tracking chronic absenteeism important? How extensive is the problem in CA? Why are students chronically absent? What should schools be doing about it? What are other states’ effective strategies? And what’s next for this issue?

Produced by Sarah Tan

This Week in California Education: Episode 35, Nov 3, 2017

November 3, 2017

This week: suspensions and expulsions are down dramatically in CA schools — though racial gaps persist, how will LGBT history be covered in CA classrooms and a new Seal of Civic Engagement for high school diplomas.

This Week in California Education: Episode 34, Oct 27, 2017

October 27, 2017

This week: Louis and John discuss what’s happening in the California races for governor and state superintendent of public instruction and where the leading candidates stand on major educational issues like universal preschool, charter school regulation, teacher tenure and the Local Control Funding Formula.
Produced by Sarah Tan

This Week in California Education: Episode 33, Oct 20, 2017

October 19, 2017

This week: Louis covers two of the nearly 100 education-related bills signed by Gov. Brown this week: a possible free year of tuition for all full-time, first-year community college students and a prohibition on expelling students from state-funded preschools.

Produced by Sarah Tan

This Week in California Education: Episode 31, Oct 6, 2017

October 6, 2017

This week: Pedro Noguera on creating inclusive environments for all children, especially the state’s most vulnerable, and the story one of the Bay Area’s 15,000 homeless students trying to finish school without a stable place to call home.

Produced by Sarah Tan

This Week in California Education: Episode 30, Sept 29, 2017

September 29, 2017

This week: Louis and John talk to education leaders across the state for their take on the newly released results of the third year of Smarter Balanced assessments. What does it mean that scores are flat in the 3rd year, and how much importance should be placed on them versus other measures of student success?

Produced by Sarah Tan

This Week in California Education: Episode 29, Sept 22, 2017

September 22, 2017

This week: what happened in the waning hours of California’s legislature session, plus CSU’s faculty is rebelling against recently announced changes in remedial education and math requirements.

Produced by Sarah Tan

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