Tentative agreement to end Oakland teacher’s strike. And, what one district is doing to attract and retain nurses. Plus, a preview of EdSource’s upcoming webinar on California’s pension crisis, Wednesday, March 6.
With Oakland Unified teachers on strike, a parent and an overworked school nurse give their take on why a job action is needed. We discuss a bill to impose on charter schools the same public disclosure laws applying to school districts.
This week, California’s new State Board of Education president; the state’s lowest performing schools; using immigrant students’ home languages to build their confidence; and an Oakland school tries out a novel approach.
Oakland Unified could be the second district in California this year to go through the wrenching experience of a teachers’ strike. In this week’s podcast, Louis talks with EdSource reporter Theresa Harrington about the overwhelming vote by teachers to authorize a strike — and when it could happen.
We also talk with EdSource’s Larry Gordon about the big push at the California State University to improve graduation rates and how far many campuses have to go to reach their goals.
Now that the Los Angeles Unified school board has asked the Legislature to put a moratorium on charter schools L.A., we explore the potential impact and likelihood this will happen with Steve Barr, founder of Green Dot Public Schools.
This week, can teachers and L.A. Unified shed their acrimony from a strike and work together? Can the district afford commitments it negotiated? School board member Nick Melvoin and UCLA Professor John Rogers discuss the impact of the 7-day strike.
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.