EdSource Podcasts

This Week in California Education: Episode 22, Aug 4, 2017

August 4, 2017

This week: Cal State makes big moves on multiple fronts to help more students graduate and graduate on time, plus FCMAT’s new CEO on declining revenue, rising expenses, and other challenges CA school districts are facing

Produced by Sarah Tan

This Week in California Education: Episode 20, July 22, 2017

July 21, 2017

This week: A frank report released by the California Community Colleges with a roadmap to increase transfer and grad rates and a rally in Sacramento organized Californians for Justice in defense of the Local Control Funding Formula and the finance and school reforms it’s put into place.

Produced by Sarah Tan

This Week in California Education: Episode 18, July 8, 2017

July 7, 2017

This week: Should school districts be required to do more detailed reporting on how they spend state funds? Where in CA should educators go to produce more college graduates? How do some school districts convince students to take math courses — over the summer no less?

Produced by Sarah Tan

This Week in California Education: Episode 17, July 1, 2017

June 29, 2017

This week: Trump’s budget cuts cause fissures in the charter school movement, the implications of SCOTUS’s church preschool playground decision, CA CORE districts’ request to be declared “innovation zones,” and the push for school districts to be more assertive diagnosing children with dyslexia

Produced by Sarah Tan

This Week in California Education: Episode 16, June 17, 2017

June 16, 2017

This week: CA legislature approves FY18 budget, with increased funding for K-12 schools, DeVos criticizes charter advocates who don’t support other “school choice” options & Netflix CEO commits to long-term campaign to increase charter enrollments

Produced by Sarah Tan

This Week in California Education: Episode 14, June 3, 2017

June 1, 2017

In this edition of “This Week in California Education,” Executive Director Louis Freedberg, and Editor-at-Large John Fensterwald bring you a special podcast from the Education Writers Association national seminar in Washington D.C. this week. They sought out national education leaders to get their perspectives on how California is doing on its education reforms, and its new “California School Dashboard” that ranks schools on multiple measures, not just test scores.

Produced by Sarah Tan

This Week in California Education: Episode 13, May 27, 2017

May 26, 2017

This week Louis and John focus on money matters — Gov. Brown’s sending $1B to schools…in 2 years, what President Trump’s budget means for California and Congress restores Pell grants for summer school. Plus predictions for next week!

Produced by Sarah Tan