EdSource Podcasts

Episode 93: Another California teacher strike nears

February 8, 2019

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.

Episode 91: What’s in store for post-strike Los Angeles Unified?

January 25, 2019

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.

Episode 90: What does Gov. Newsom have in mind for early childhood education?

January 18, 2019

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.

Episode 87, Dec. 29, 2018: The year in review in California education

December 29, 2018

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.