EdSource Podcasts

Teaching districts the ABCs of charter oversight; putting a school bond on 2020 ballot

June 21, 2019

This week: We interview the executive director of CARSNet, an organization run by the Alameda County Office of  Education that offers bootcamps and tutorials in charter school responsibilities; and we talk with Kyla Johnson-Trammell, who has faced a teachers strike and possible insolvency during her first two years as Oakland Unified superintendent.

Alarming absences in rural schools; big fight over new money for special ed

June 1, 2019

This week: Listen to students and counselors in rural California put a human dimension on disturbing data about why children struggling with poverty and isolation are staying out of school; and find out why a huge proposed increase for special education has become a major disagreement between the Legislature and Gov. Gavin Newsom.

Linda Darling-Hammond on districts that ‘beat the odds’

May 17, 2019

This week: Linda Darling-Hammond talks about a new study that focuses on school districts in California that achieved higher test scores for all or most students than their demographics predicted; and we discuss the new SAT “Adversity Score”.