EdSource Podcasts

This Week in California Education: Episode 38, Dec 1, 2017

December 1, 2017

This week: a focus on Gov. Brown’s push to establish a new online-only community college; who the online degrees are meant to reach and who online classes work best for, plus the release of the CA School Dashboard the dept. of ed is releasing next week.

Produced by Sarah Tan

This Week in California Education: Episode 37, Nov 17, 2017

November 17, 2017

This week: the effect the Republican tax bill may have on the California state budget, the surprisingly rosy forecast for K12 and community college funding, and how a state-mandated school safety plan may have averted a greater tragedy this week in Rancho Tehama.

Produced by Sarah Tan

This Week in California Education: Episode 36, Nov 10, 2017

November 9, 2017

This week: Louis and John take on a hot issue in California; chronic absenteeism. Why is tracking chronic absenteeism important? How extensive is the problem in CA? Why are students chronically absent? What should schools be doing about it? What are other states’ effective strategies? And what’s next for this issue?

Produced by Sarah Tan

This Week in California Education: Episode 35, Nov 3, 2017

November 3, 2017

This week: suspensions and expulsions are down dramatically in CA schools — though racial gaps persist, how will LGBT history be covered in CA classrooms and a new Seal of Civic Engagement for high school diplomas.

This Week in California Education: Episode 34, Oct 27, 2017

October 27, 2017

This week: Louis and John discuss what’s happening in the California races for governor and state superintendent of public instruction and where the leading candidates stand on major educational issues like universal preschool, charter school regulation, teacher tenure and the Local Control Funding Formula.
Produced by Sarah Tan

This Week in California Education: Episode 33, Oct 20, 2017

October 19, 2017

This week: Louis covers two of the nearly 100 education-related bills signed by Gov. Brown this week: a possible free year of tuition for all full-time, first-year community college students and a prohibition on expelling students from state-funded preschools.

Produced by Sarah Tan

This Week in California Education: Episode 31, Oct 6, 2017

October 6, 2017

This week: Pedro Noguera on creating inclusive environments for all children, especially the state’s most vulnerable, and the story one of the Bay Area’s 15,000 homeless students trying to finish school without a stable place to call home.

Produced by Sarah Tan

This Week in California Education: Episode 30, Sept 29, 2017

September 29, 2017

This week: Louis and John talk to education leaders across the state for their take on the newly released results of the third year of Smarter Balanced assessments. What does it mean that scores are flat in the 3rd year, and how much importance should be placed on them versus other measures of student success?

Produced by Sarah Tan

This Week in California Education: Episode 29, Sept 22, 2017

September 22, 2017

This week: what happened in the waning hours of California’s legislature session, plus CSU’s faculty is rebelling against recently announced changes in remedial education and math requirements.

Produced by Sarah Tan