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February 28, 2023
Empowering Black student success
This roundtable discussion features educators, advocates and a student as they explore programs and student-centered initiatives that are countering the historic impact of segregation, a lack of resources and lower expectations of Black students.
January 31, 2023
Reading by third grade: What parents and teachers can do
This roundtable focuses on what parents and teachers need to know about the state's reading dilemma.
November 16, 2022
How to make tutoring work
Hear from experts and practitioners of tutoring innovations on what works and how schools and districts can best implement effective tutoring for their students.
October 27, 2022
Supporting English learners: What do teachers need?
Hear from teachers about their experiences, learn from our panel of experts about what schools and districts can do to better equip educators to teach their English learners.
September 29, 2022
California’s College Housing Crisis: What will it take to solve it?
This roundtable discussion features students who have navigated housing barriers, and a panel of experts share solutions colleges across the state are trying out.
August 18, 2022
Chaos in the classroom? What teachers and administrators can do about student behavior
A panel of educators discuss solutions to student behavior in the classroom.
July 28, 2022
California’s math framework: Where do we go from here?
This roundtable discussion features a panel of distinguished educators and experts who discuss their differences and seek common ground for moving forward on the state's twice-revised framework for K-12 math instruction.
May 18, 2022
Adjuncts on the Edge
This roundtable discussion explores the impact of the gig economy on faculty, students and higher education.
April 28, 2022
An unmet promise: Early literacy for all in California
This roundtable discussion explores what works and what doesn't when it comes to learning to read and the steps California is taking to improve early literacy.
March 24, 2022
Declining enrollment: What can the Legislature and districts do to soften the impact?
This roundtable discussion explores the pros and cons of changing funding formulas to ease the transition to a new reality and learn what some districts are doing to stem the decline and sharply boost attendance.
February 23, 2022
Transferring into CSU and UC: Roadblocks and Solutions
This roundtable discussion addresses the challenges and barriers facing community college students today as they attempt to transfer into the University of California and California State University systems.
January 31, 2022
California school principals: Leading staff and students through uncertain times
This roundtable discussion explores how principals have managed through crisis, juggled priorities and kept schools running.
December 08, 2021
The future of grading: When failure is not an option
In this roundtable discussion, EdSource's John Fensterwald, Anne Vasquez and Carolyn Jones spoke with California educators and leaders who are immersed in the process of re-examining grading.
October 27, 2021
California college admissions amid the pandemic: What you need to know
With most California colleges no longer requiring the SAT or ACT, more students are applying to competitive campuses. Colleges, bombarded with more applications, face questions about their admissions decisions.
September 30, 2021
Universal Transitional Kindergarten: What parents need to know
This roundtable included policymakers, researchers, advocates and a transitional kindergarten teacher, who discussed the expansion of TK.
August 31, 2021
Back to school: Teachers reflect on the first days and the year ahead
EdSource's Anne Vasquez and John Fensterwald checked in with some of California's leading teachers about how the pandemic has changed their perspective on teaching and schools.
June 24, 2021
How community colleges prepare a post-pandemic workforce
This roundtable explores the opportunities and roadblocks confronting California’s 116 community colleges.
September 29, 2020
Diversity in community college faculty and leadership: Why it Matters
In this webinar, the speakers discuss the challenges they've encountered in improving the racial climate on their campuses and strategies for improving diversity in their colleges.
August 12, 2020
Back-to-school town hall with EdSource reporters and editors
In this virtual town hall, EdSource reporters discuss what education will look like this fall in California.
June 03, 2020
Transforming education in a post-pandemic world: the next phase of distance learning
In this webinar, Anaheim Union High School District Superintendent Michael Matsuda, explains how the district is re-envisioning education in a post-pandemic world by valuing teachers’ ideas and instructional capacity and developing students’ relational and emotional intelligence.
June 02, 2020
Distance Learning 2.0: Pajaro Valley looks ahead, with Superintendent Michelle Rodriguez
In this webinar, Supt. Rodriguez and EdSource's John Fensterwald dive deeper into the strategies and successes of Pajaro Valley's transition to deeper learning.
May 12, 2020
To the Extent Feasible: Strategies for success with distance learning
In this webinar, analysts share their most recent findings on how districts and charters have set effective teaching and learning expectations, defined staff roles and responsibilities and handled policies for grading, taking attendance and providing supports for students with special needs.
February 11, 2020
Linking High School and College: What’s next for dual enrollment in California?
Dual enrollment enables high school students to take college classes. Learn more about how it works, its challenges and opportunities in this panel discussion.
June 18, 2019
Building for the future: Funding school renovation and construction
Experts on California's school facilities funding explore why more state building aid is needed and discuss whether the formula for matching state aid should be changed.
May 21, 2019
Avoiding the fiscal cliff: How adequate school funding can close equity gaps
Experts on California's school funding and equity discuss what it would take to get to a fair and adequate level of funding for all schools.
May 01, 2019
Unaffordable housing and teacher shortages: What can be done?
Experts on California's teacher shortage and housing crunch discuss the challenges teachers face in finding housing they can afford and districts face in finding and keeping teachers. Experts explore the most promising strategies that have emerged to address them.
March 06, 2019
California’s School Pension Crisis: Who pays and what could be done?
Experts on California's pension system discuss the challenge of rising pensions costs, address the root causes and explore potential solutions.
December 10, 2018
Quality Early Education for all Kids in California What Will It Take?
Governor-elect Newsom has pledged to significantly expand early education in California. But with more than 3 million kids aged 5 and under in the state, what would it take to do that?
May 23, 2018
Candidates for California State Superintendent of Public Instruction
Join Louis Freedberg and John Fensterwald for a conversation with candidates in the race to be California's next superintendent of public instruction.
March 21, 2018
Understanding education equity – and achieving it
This video conference looks at how to define education equity and what California schools and districts can do to close achievement and opportunity gaps for their students.
January 09, 2017
After Proposition 58: What’s Next For Bilingual Education in California?
The passage of Prop. 58 has the potential to usher in a new era for bilingual education in California. Our panel of experts will discuss the opportunities, benefits and challenges.