In This Week in California Education, EdSource editors and reporters discuss the most current issues in education across the state of California.
Will $2 billion in incentives entice more schools to open their doors?
Views are split on whether a $2 billion plan to coax schools to reopen will work. Fresno Supt. Bob Nelson says yes to an extent. A Carlsbad activist says it'll fall flat.
Gov. Newsom lays out priorities for vaccinating teachers; uncertainties on standardized tests
Gov. Newsom moves up some teachers for Covid shots; Alameda Supt. L.K. Monroe explains the policy. State Board ED Brooks Allen sums up the status of standardized tests.
Assessing student progress during pandemic; new CSU chancellor on reopening campuses in fall
EdSource reporters share insights on grading students, measuring English learner progress and new California State University chancellor Joe Castro's priorities.
CTA president on vaccinating teachers; San Francisco school superintendent on ‘frivolous’ lawsuit
San Francisco Supt. Vincent Matthews fires back at a city lawsuit to reopen schools; CTA's E. Toby Boyd insists vaccinations are critical for a safe return.
Should students return to school for in-person instruction?
Divisions among parents and teachers form as pressure mounts in California to bring back elementary school students to school for in-person instruction.
Linda Darling-Hammond and Ted Mitchell on President Biden’s plans for education
Linda Darling-Hammond, who led President Biden's transition team on education, and Ted Mitchell, president of the American Council on Education, detail Biden's immediate and post-pandemic plans for schools and colleges.
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