This week we discuss the merits of creating a $500 college savings account for all low-income public school students, and pose this question to Christopher Edley, Jr., the incoming dean of UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Education: why this job now?
Calbright College president makes a case to keep California’s new online community college; new data reveal who’s actually back in school.
This week: School districts are getting billions in federal and state Covid aid. How will the public know if it will be spent effectively?
Surprise change in leadership at L.A. Unified, we discuss what’s behind it. Missing kindergartners account for the biggest state enrollment drop in 20 years; we ask what’s next.
We explore Gov. Newsom’s pronouncement that K-12 and community colleges should open fully after June 15. What will it take to make it happen?
This week: Summer programs can provide a transition to post-Covid school reopening; students’ needs are great and districts have funding.
Disagreements over ethnic studies now shift to districts; guided by new state guidelines, they must decide how a course will be taught.
This week: innovative ideas emerging from the governor’s office for ensuring that more students make it to college; the multiple challenges facing school superintendents during the pandemic; Mills College in Oakland is closing its doors.
This week, learning hubs. Robin Lake of Center on Reinventing Public Education, tells how they’re innovating. Lakisha Young, a learning hub pioneer in Oakland, updates us.
Views are split on whether a $2 billion plan to coax schools to reopen will work. Fresno Supt. Bob Nelson says yes to an extent. A Carlsbad activist says it’ll fall flat.