EdSource Podcasts

This Week in California Education: Episode 6, March 25, 2017

March 24, 2017

In this week’s episode of This Week in California Education, EdSource Executive Director Louis Freedberg, and Editor-at-Large John Fensterwald discuss funding for the state’s challenged special education system, California pushback against Pres. Trump’s executive order on sanctuary cities and how charter schools could benefit from Trump’s education budget.

This Week in California Education: Episode 5, March 18, 2017

March 18, 2017

In this week’s episode of This Week in California Education, EdSource Executive Director Louis Freedberg, and Editor-at-Large John Fensterwald discuss Trump administration’s cuts in education funding, the new California school dashboard, teacher layoffs, and signs of life in the race to be California schools chief.

This Week in California Education: Episode 4, March 11, 2017

March 11, 2017

In this week’s episode of This Week in California Education, EdSource Executive Director Louis Freedberg, and Editor-at-Large John Fensterwald discuss the imminent release of the long-awaited California School Dashboard, the impact on CA of congressional vote to rescind ESSA accountability regulations, how Trump and DeVos are framing “school choice” as a civil rights initiative and more.

This Week in California Education: Episode 3, March 4, 2017

March 3, 2017

In this week’s episode of This Week in California Education, EdSource Executive Director Louis Freedberg, and Editor-at-Large John Fensterwald discuss why California’s per-pupil spending varies so much, Long Beach Unified’s rejected effort to replace the 11th grade Smarter Balanced assessment with the SAT and the future of Common Core in California under the Trump administration.

This Week in California Education: Episode 2, Feb 25, 2017

February 25, 2017

Executive director of EdSource Louis Freedberg, and John Fensterwald follow up on Long Beach Unified’s push to administer SAT test in place of Smarter Balanced in 11th grade and discuss Common Core, Dream Act grants, California’s national ranking on AP tests, and the state’s new accountability system.

This Week in California Education: Episode 1, Feb 18, 2017

February 18, 2017

Executive director of EdSource Louis Freedberg, and John Fensterwald discuss the use of the SAT exam in 11th grade in place of Smarter Balanced or PARC, Betsy DeVos’s first full week as secretary of education, the future of ESSA regulation implementation, and the high price of preschool and child care in California.