An investigation into the Sweetwater Union High School District superintendent eventually snowballed into a massive scandal that resulted in convictions for several school leaders and dominated the news for years. Missing from most of those stories was the small, devoted group of parents and community members who set the whole thing in motion.
On this week’s podcast, cohosts Scott Lewis and Laura Kohn sit down with Carlos Cortez, president of San Diego Continuing Education, to talk about how the school is helping guide students who struggle with the transition into the so-called real world.
Author and education expert Ruby Takanishi joins the show to talk about a recent report by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine that examined the most effective ways to educate English-learners.
This week, hosts Scott Lewis and Laura Kohn talked to David Miyashiro, superintendent of Cajon Valley, about how the district is working to meet individual students’ needs.
In this week’s podcast, co-hosts Scott Lewis and Laura Kohn talk more about Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and concerns about funneling education funds from traditional public schools into private schools and charter schools. Plus, reporter Mario Koran discusses how online charter schools helped boost San Diego Unified’s graduation rate.
In this week’s podcast, hosts Scott Lewis and Laura Kohn talk to Miles Durfee of the California Charter School Association about some of the hottest topics of the charter school debate, and they dissect President Trump’s controversial pick for education secretary.
Getting kids to graduate high school is one challenge, but setting up students to succeed beyond graduation is a whole different animal.
There may be no harder task for a school district than turning around a struggling school. What options does a parent have if the district isn’t up to the task?
On this week’s podcast, Timothy Brown, assistant professor of neurosciences, at UCSD’s School of Medicine, joined co-hosts Scott Lewis and Laura Kohn to talk about youth brain development, the impact of childhood trauma and technology’s role in brain studies.
On this week’s podcast, co-hosts Scott Lewis and Laura Kohn discuss state and local ballot measures connected to education.