On this week’s podcast, Shana Cohen, assistant professor in the department of education studies at UC San Diego, joins co-hosts Scott Lewis and Laura Kohn to talk about how children from different backgrounds sometimes receive varied levels of services for developmental disabilities.
A couple years ago, the state got rid of the California Standards Tests and opted for a new way to check in on student progress. On this week’s podcast, Steve Green, senior director for assessment, accountability and evaluation at the San Diego County Office of Education, joined co-hosts Scott Lewis and Laura Kohn to talk […]
On this week’s podcast, Andrea Guerrero, executive director at Alliance San Diego, a social justice organization, joined co-hosts Scott Lewis and Laura Kohn to talk about education inequity across San Diego Unified and how her organization pushes the district to raise expectations for more students.
There’s a major teacher drought in California. More teachers are retiring and fewer folks are entering the teaching profession — even as the demand for teachers increases.
Superintendents don’t stick around for long. A 2014 analysis by EdSource, a nonprofit advocating for public school improvement, found that two-thirds of superintendents at California’s largest public school districts served three years or less. Increasingly, though, it’s up to these newbie superintendents to persuade more students and their families to stick around at traditional schools, and resist the urge to transfer […]
On this week’s podcast, Rob Atterbury of ConnectEd joined co-hosts Scott Lewis and Laura Kohn to talk about “linked learning,” a strategy to prepare students for both college and careers.
There’s a link between school discipline policies and students who enter the justice system. Folks call it the school-to-prison pipeline. Mid-City Community Advocacy Network, or Mid-City CAN, is a City Heights-based organization that advocates for restorative justice, a new approach to school discipline that hopes to disrupt that flow. On this week’s podcast, Diana Ross, executive director of Mid-City CAN, joined […]
More than 50,000 San Diego youth are disconnected from school and employment. San Diego Workforce Partnership aims to close the skills gap, especially among low-income and minority youth who are most impacted by high unemployment rates.
Teacher evaluations are crucial, but also controversial. The Poway Unified School District, though, has a new approach to its teacher evaluations. On this week’s podcast, Candy Smiley, president of Poway Federation of Teachers, and Michele Manos, a teacher and leader of the district’s teacher evaluation system, joined co-hosts Scott Lewis and Laura Kohn to explain Poway’s evaluation programs. One […]
A few years ago, the Sweetwater Union High School District implemented a common calendar, or shared calendar system. Bus schedules, student credit recovery efforts and vacations aligned and student attendance increased. And the impact on families seems to be positive.