In this edition of “This Week in California Education,” we bring you a special episode from our 2017 Symposium, Education for All: Serving California’s Vulnerable Children.

• An excerpt from UCLA Distinguished Professor of Education Pedro Noguera’s powerful keynote speech, Creating Inclusive Environments for All Children.

• A profile by podcast Producer Sarah Tan of a teenager facing the challenges of trying to graduate from high school while living in Oakland’s Dream Catcher Youth Shelter. The piece explores the challenges she shares with 15,000 other homeless students in the Bay Area.

It’s part of EdSource’s special report California’s Homeless Students: Undercounted, Underfunded and Growing, an extensive look at the broadening crisis of homelessness and includes an interactive map identifying rates of homeless students in the state’s 10,000+ schools.

Produced by Sarah Tan