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.
This week, California’s new State Board of Education president; the state’s lowest performing schools; using immigrant students’ home languages to build their confidence; and an Oakland school tries out a novel approach.
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.
Now that the Los Angeles Unified school board has asked the Legislature to put a moratorium on charter schools L.A., we explore the potential impact and likelihood this will happen with Steve Barr, founder of Green Dot Public Schools.