This Week In California Education

Sinopsis

In This Week in California Education, EdSource editors and reporters discuss the most current issues in education across the state of California.

Episodios

  • Community colleges’ role in police training summer academy for student leaders

    Community colleges’ role in police training; summer academy for student leaders

    06/06/2020

    This week, Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Oakley calls for a reexamination of training programs for police in the wake of the killing of George Floyd.

  • The tension between local control and state authority in a pandemic

    The tension between local control and state authority in a pandemic

    30/05/2020

    This week: Two views of local control during COVID-19 – Palos Verdes Supt. Alex Cherniss: fewer safety restrictions; Heather Hough of PACE : stronger state expectations for learning.

  • UC drops SAT/ACT districts connect with homeless students

    UC drops SAT/ACT; districts connect with homeless students

    22/05/2020

    This week: UC regents decide to abandon the SAT and ACT exams. Plus, how districts are reaching homeless students and what more they could do.

  • CSU’s Tim White on all online learning this fall looming education budget cuts explained

    CSU’s Tim White on all online learning this fall; looming education budget cuts explained

    15/05/2020

    This week: Chancellor Tim White explains why the CSU's 23 campuses will be all online this fall ,and EdSource reporters review education cuts in Gov. Gavin Newsom's bad news budget.

  • California foresees historic deficit will schools face a massive cut?

    California foresees historic deficit; will schools face a massive cut?

    08/05/2020

    This week: School consultant John Gray discusses potential ways to cope with a devastating revenue shortfall projected for K-12 schools next year.

  • Back to school in late July – really? Plus, college-bound students’ dilemma

    Back to school in late July – really? Plus, college-bound students’ dilemma

    02/05/2020

    This week: Gov. Newsom's announcement on resuming school in late July surprised everyone; high school seniors faced a dilemma on Decision Day

  • Districts brace for budget cuts teachers rise to distance learning’s challenge

    Districts brace for budget cuts; teachers rise to distance learning’s challenge

    24/04/2020

    This week: Consultant Bob Blattner gives his take on dire revenue forecasts; noted high school teacher Larry Ferlazzo shares how he's staying in touch with students.

  • Making students’ social-emotional health integral to distance learning

    Making students’ social-emotional health integral to distance learning

    17/04/2020

    This week: We explore the issue of student wellness during a pandemic; and students from Granite Bay High School read excerpts from their journals of life at home, under social isolation.

  • Distance learning, Kern County style an EdSource reporter’s reflections on grief

    Distance learning, Kern County style; an EdSource reporter’s reflections on grief

    10/04/2020

    Nearly half of Kern County's 47 districts will share a platform letting teachers choose common lessons and activities or create their own.

  • Tony Thurmond on distance learning’s moving parts UC spares students from SAT/ACT

    Tony Thurmond on distance learning’s moving parts; UC spares students from SAT/ACT

    04/04/2020

    In a flurry of actions and decisions, California OKs pass/fail grades and commits to delivering internet to 100,000 families.

  • The big online switch: Chancellor Eloy Oakley and a college newspaper editor

    The big online switch: Chancellor Eloy Oakley and a college newspaper editor

    27/03/2020

    Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley on how the California Community Colleges have gone online in response to the coronavirus. Plus how Cal State LA's college newspaper is covering the big story.

  • Linda Darling-Hammond and Long Beach’s Jill Baker on planning for a lengthy school shutdown

    Linda Darling-Hammond and Long Beach’s Jill Baker on planning for a lengthy school shutdown

    20/03/2020

    With long closures coming, Linda Darling-Hammond promises the state will be a partner; Jill Baker of Long Beach describes her district's plan for online learning.

  • Are colleges prepared to provide instruction remotely?

    Are colleges prepared to provide instruction remotely?

    14/03/2020

    As California colleges cancel in-person classes in response to the coronavirus, we explore their readiness to deliver instruction online.

  • Many voters sour on more bonds and taxes preparing for COVID-19

    Many voters sour on more bonds and taxes; preparing for COVID-19

    07/03/2020

    This week: We explore questions as to why Proposition 13 appears likely not to pass; and Orange County Superintendent of Schools Al Mijares discusses how the county is preparing for the coronavirus.

  • Pros, cons and confusion over $15 billion construction bond

    Pros, cons and confusion over $15 billion construction bond

    28/02/2020

    This week: Jeff  Vincent, director of the Center for Cities and Schools at UC Berkeley, explains what Prop 13 would do and how the money would be distributed; and Chris Funk, superintendent of East Side Union High School District, lays out the case for teacher housing.

  • Dual enrollment’s great promise also, #MeToo movement in high school

    Dual enrollment’s great promise; also, #MeToo movement in high school

    14/02/2020

    This week: Leslie Hsu Freeman, manager of dual enrollment for Oakland Unified, describes Oakland's dual enrollment program and the value it brings for first-generation college students; and we discuss the weeklong protests at Berkeley High.

  • A surprise recommendation to keep using test scores for UC admission

    A surprise recommendation to keep using test scores for UC admission

    07/02/2020

    This week: EdSource reporter Larry Gordon summarizes a new UC faculty task force report that recommends requiring the SAT or ACT for freshmen admissions; and Michele Siqueiros, president of the Campaign for College Opportunity, shares why the organization opposes the use of the tests.

  • As Trump administration tightens rules on green cards, schools reach out to families

    As Trump administration tightens rules on green cards, schools reach out to families

    31/01/2020

    We discuss with researcher Randy Capps of the Migration Policy Institute the Trump Administration's new restrictions on who can seek green cards for permanent residency.

  • CSU chancellor defends extra quantitative reasoning requirement how SF State meets multiple challenges

    CSU chancellor defends extra quantitative reasoning requirement; how SF State meets multiple challenges

    24/01/2020

    This week: CSU Chancellor Timothy White explains where things stand with the plan to require an additional year of quantitative reasoning; and San Francisco State President Lynn Mahoney describes what the university is doing to increase the graduation rate.

  • Gov. Newsom bets big on teacher residencies to help ease teacher shortage

    Gov. Newsom bets big on teacher residencies to help ease teacher shortage

    17/01/2020

    This week: We interview a Bakersfield teacher about how a residency program benefited her; and four education leaders share their views of what they liked and would have liked to hear in Newsom's budget presentation.

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