In an interview this week at EdSource, new State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond identifies his top priorities.
Learn what schools are doing right, and what has yet to be done.
This week we talk with California school finance expert Kim Rueben about several ways the state could generate additional funds to support public education in the state.
This week, arguments for and against the bills seeking to limit charter school growth and how state bond money for facilities could be more fairly distributed.
We review U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris’ plan to boost teacher pay $315 billion over a decade and discuss the push – and push back – to letting school districts give the SAT or ACT to all students instead of the state’s 11th grade standardized tests.
Tina Kim of the nonprofit College Track shares low-income kids’ views of rich parents’ tactics to get kids into prestigious colleges (they know what they’re up against). Alameda County Schools Supt. L. Karen Monroe discusses what’s ahead for Oakland Unified, and a look at California Community Colleges’ slow start to transfer more students to CSU and UC.
We speak to Gov. Gavin Newsom’s new advisor on early childhood, Giannina Perez, about the governor’s ambitious agenda. Then hear UCLA Professor John Rogers on nationwide survey of high school principles that reveals how the incivility and tensions of politics under President Trump are percolating into the classroom.
Gov. Newsom signs bill requiring more transparency from charter schools but makes no commitment for further restrictions; state Supreme Court issues decision on public employee pensions, and we discuss the implications.
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.