EdSource Podcasts

This Week in California Education: Episode 54, April 13, 2018

April 13, 2018

This week: encouraging news for CA in this year’s National Assessment of Education Progress or NAEP, two new school funding bills on the horizon, and an introduction to Gema Quetzal Cardenas, the next student representative on the State Board of Education

This Week in California Education: Episode 53, April 6, 2018

April 6, 2018

This week: Very high chronic absenteeism at continuation high schools serving at-risk students, upcoming State Board approval of the plan for the Every Student Succeeds Act; a preview of California Road Trip, a new podcast about California schools taking on difficult academic challenges.

This Week in California Education: Episode 52, March 31, 2018

March 30, 2018

This week: CA Charter Schools Association endorses Villaraigosa for Gov., a surprise increase in federal funding for child care and education in the new budget, the state’s new plan to deal with disproportionate numbers of inexperienced and ineffective teachers in low-income schools & more

This Week in California Education: Episode 50, March 16, 2018

March 16, 2018

This week: audio from student protests across the state during the National School Walkout; the politics behind gun control regulations and how they affect CA; the ongoing dispute between the fed government & CA over its state ESSA plan.

This Week in California Education: Episode 49, March 9, 2018

March 9, 2018

This week: education leaders on the Kerner Commission at 50, including Learning Policy Institute president Linda Darling-Hammond, co-directors of UCLA’s Civil Rights Project Gary Orfield and Patricia Gándara, The Education Trust president and former U.S. secretary of education John King, and Hewlett Foundation education program director Kent McGuire.

This Week in California Education: Episode 48, Feb 23, 2018

February 23, 2018

This week: an upsurge in student activism for gun control following the school shooting in Florida; a new report on disproportionate suspension rates of black students in California; State Senator Nancy Skinner makes a pitch for her bill to extend the current ban on suspending students for “willful defiance”; and a proposal in the state Senate to increase base funding.

Produced by Sarah Tan

This Week in California Education: Episode 47, Feb 9, 2018

February 9, 2018

This week: voters have a more positive view of the CA School Dashboard than expected, LCFF funds are improving grad rates and math scores — especially for low-income students, Brown asks for more budget transparency from districts, and Newsom & Villaraigosa running neck and neck in the race for Gov.

Produced by Sarah Tan

This Week in California Education: Episode 46, Feb 2, 2018

February 2, 2018

This week: A push to offer SAT or ACT to 11th graders in place of Common Core-aligned Smarter Balanced tests, the growing battle between CA & the U.S. Department of Education over how to count and serve the state’s low-performing students, an for the 1st year more Bay Area charter schools closed than opened.

Produced by Sarah Tan

This Week in California Education: Episode 45, Jan 25, 2018

January 26, 2018

This week: Louis Freedberg and John discuss Governor Jerry Brown’s comments on education during his 16th and final state of the state speech. Plus tuition hikes on the horizon for UC and CSU students.

Produced by Sarah Tan