Education creates opportunity, but understanding what works best in and out of the classroom can be complicated. Join the team at EdSource each week to help make sense of the most pressing issues in education facing California and beyond.
A mother fights back after her kids are restrained at school
A recent settlement requires the state to closely monitor a school that allegedly used physical restraint and isolation as punishment.
How a library inside juvenile hall aims to break the prison pipeline
This week, we visit a county library trying to boost literacy and a love for books among teenagers who are incarcerated in the juvenile hall.
Why do so many kids struggle to learn to read?
Why do so many children struggle to read? And why are we still debating over how they should be taught?
Can we axe remedial classes?
Despite efforts to limit remedial classes in California, many colleges are still offering them. What would it take to eliminate these courses?
Why do low-income schools have more uncredentialed teachers?
Students from low-income families are more likely to have uncredentialed teachers than students from wealthier households.
A year of stories getting to the heart of California schools
On the one-year anniversary of Education Beat, we take a moment to look back at the year's episodes.
Great In-Depth Reporting
So many of the education podcasts and education reporting as a whole show a genuine lack of educational standards on educational reporting.
So often, objectivity is tossed out the window and dollops of personal agenda and complaints smother banal over-reported issues.
For Education Beat, this is quite the opposite. The reporting, production and stories clearly demonstrate the staff’s well-educated background on this beat.
Looking forward to more!
Enjoyed the show!
Not many good education news podcasts out there. This one has potential. Knowledgeable host and great guests so far. I’ll be following along.