March 18, 2017

In this week’s episode of “This Week in California Education,” EdSource’s new 15 minute podcast, Executive Director Louis Freedberg, and Editor-at-Large John Fensterwald talk about the key issues in education that came up in California and nationally this week. 

Among the topics they take on this week:

  • After years of discussion and planning, California finally rolls out its new color-coded school report cards. Will they work? (read story)
  • President Trump calls for billions in cuts in federal education programs, with California the biggest loser, and “school choice” advocates the clear winners. (read story)
  • Marshall Tuck is first to jump into race to be state superintendent of public instruction — after losing narrowly in the same race last time out. (read story)
  • For the first in several years, school districts issue pink slips to almost 2000 teachers.  Could that discourage would-be teachers from entering the profession? (read story)

And hear John and Louis prediction of the week!