A podcast that gets to the heart of schools in California and beyond, bringing you the personal stories behind the headlines, from preschool to college. Join the team at EdSource each week to hear the voices that are too often drowned out in the broader conversation: parents, teachers, and the students themselves.
Why are so many kids missing school?
There's a glaring problem since schools reopened for in-person instruction post pandemic — lots of kids are missing class.
Painting, music, dance, theater — coming to a school near you
Arts and music have long been slashed from many school budgets, but all California schools are about to see new, ongoing investment in the arts.
Korean American studies class aims to build empathy in wake of anti-Asian hate
When anti-Asian hate crimes spiked in 2020, history teacher Jeff Kim wanted to respond "with love and wisdom." His answer: a Korean-American studies class.
Bachelor’s degrees in prison promise incarcerated students a second chance
Inside the first women's program at the Central California Women's Facility in Chowchilla, incarcerated women are working to rebuild their lives by pursuing these higher degrees.
This program turns parents into preschool teachers
Listen to how one mom is fulfilling a childhood dream to become a teacher, even joining classes from a hospital bed.
Homegrown teachers make big differences in rural school districts
In one superintendent's case, he's increased the number of high school graduates and students who attend college.
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.