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This Week in California Education

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

This Week in California Education: Episode 32, Oct 13, 2017

October 13, 2017

This week: California abolishes the high school exit exam, wine-country fires are having an impact on schools, State Board of Education President Mike Kirst says special education is in “big trouble.”

This Week in California Education

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

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

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

This Week in California Education: Episode 28, Sept 15, 2017

September 15, 2017

This week: Executive Director Louis Freedberg, Editor-at-Large John Fensterwald and EdSource reporter Carolyn Jones discuss a very busy week for education in California.

Produced by Sarah Tan

This Week in California Education

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

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

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

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