In this edition of “This Week in California Education,” Executive Director Louis Freedberg, and Editor-at-Large John Fensterwald are joined by EdSource staff reporter, Theresa Harrington. They discuss these key issues:

  • With school back in session, teachers are grappling with the fallout from President Trump and his administration’s actions over the summer dealing with immigration enforcement, the threat of nuclear war with North Korea, and violent demonstrations in Charlottesville (read story)
  • California has drawn criticism from reviewers for a national nonprofit who have been rating states’ plans for the federal Every Student Succeeds Act; they questioned California’s approach to school accountability (read story)
  • Some school districts and teacher preparation programs are accelerating efforts to  train Spanish-speaking teachers to become bilingual educators (read story)

Produced by Sarah Tan