In this edition of “This Week in California Education,” Executive Director Louis Freedberg, and Editor-at-Large John Fensterwald are joined by EdSource reporter Ashley Hopkinson, with comments from State Board of Education President Michael Kirst and Public Advocates Managing Attorney John Affeldt.

Among the issues they discuss:

What lay behind the marathon State Board of Education meeting this week to review California’s education plan it will send to Washington as required by the Every Student Succeeds Act.

What can be done to alleviate the shortage of bilingual teachers in the state.

Why a push in the Legislature to extend the probationary period for teachers before they are granted permanent status has floundered — at least for this year.

Produced by Sarah Tan