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

  • Controversial legislation to create a state-run STEM school in Los Angeles for low-income, ethnically diverse middle and high school students. (read story)
  •  Assemblyman Al Muratsuchi’s plan, opposed by teachers’ unions and school district leaders, to have several districts audited to see if their spending on low-income children and English learners complies with the Local Control Funding Formula. (read story)
  • The results of EdSource’s survey of the state’s largest districts to see when they started school, and what difference that might make for students and parents. (read story)
  • The delay of the release of this year’s Smarter Balanced test scores due to problems with the data. (read story)

Produced by Sarah Tan