This week: how rural schools are bringing cutting-edge tech to their students, the wave of teacher strikes across the country and their implications for CA and the value of teacher diversity especially in a state where students of color now comprise three-quarters of public school enrollment.
This week: CA’s push to get more young people registered to vote and to the polls, millions in pro-charter money pouring into the gubernatorial race is bringing K-12 education to the forefront & the implications of CA’s shockingly high childhood poverty rate
This week: encouraging news for CA in this year’s National Assessment of Education Progress or NAEP, two new school funding bills on the horizon, and an introduction to Gema Quetzal Cardenas, the next student representative on the State Board of Education
This week: Very high chronic absenteeism at continuation high schools serving at-risk students, upcoming State Board approval of the plan for the Every Student Succeeds Act; a preview of California Road Trip, a new podcast about California schools taking on difficult academic challenges.
This week: CA Charter Schools Association endorses Villaraigosa for Gov., a surprise increase in federal funding for child care and education in the new budget, the state’s new plan to deal with disproportionate numbers of inexperienced and ineffective teachers in low-income schools & more
This week: candidates for state superintendent of public instruction discuss their visions for the future of public education in CA at a forum at USC.
This week: audio from student protests across the state during the National School Walkout; the politics behind gun control regulations and how they affect CA; the ongoing dispute between the fed government & CA over its state ESSA plan.
This week: education leaders on the Kerner Commission at 50, including Learning Policy Institute president Linda Darling-Hammond, co-directors of UCLA’s Civil Rights Project Gary Orfield and Patricia Gándara, The Education Trust president and former U.S. secretary of education John King, and Hewlett Foundation education program director Kent McGuire.
This week: an upsurge in student activism for gun control following the school shooting in Florida; a new report on disproportionate suspension rates of black students in California; State Senator Nancy Skinner makes a pitch for her bill to extend the current ban on suspending students for “willful defiance”; and a proposal in the state Senate to increase base funding.
Produced by Sarah Tan
This week: voters have a more positive view of the CA School Dashboard than expected, LCFF funds are improving grad rates and math scores — especially for low-income students, Brown asks for more budget transparency from districts, and Newsom & Villaraigosa running neck and neck in the race for Gov.
Produced by Sarah Tan