In this edition of “This Week in California Education,” EdSource Executive Director Louis Freedberg talks about three recent developments:

  • California has joined many other states in abolishing the high school exit exam (read story)
  • The wine country fires are having an impact on California schools both in the immediate areas of the fires, and in nearby communities due to smoke and dangerous air pollution levels (read story)
  • At EdSource’s October 5 Symposium, Mike Kirst, president of the State Board of Education, said that special education in California is in “deep trouble” (read story). EdSource spoke with Miriam Freedman, an author and attorney specializing in special education law, about what’s working and what’s not in special education.

Produced by Sarah Tan