Education Beat in 2022: Our favorite podcast episodes of the year

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EdSource’s Training Beat podcast highlights tales from our reporters with voices from the classroom, together with academics, mother and father, and college students themselves. Training Beat strives to get to the guts of California colleges, bringing listeners the non-public tales behind the headlines.

As 2022 involves a detailed, listed here are a couple of of our favourite podcast episodes, one for every month of this 12 months. Take a hear:

January: Pozole for lunch

We go to Davenport, California, a coastal city south of San Francisco, house to a tiny district with only one faculty, the place college students make the college lunch. This system is a boon for the district, boosting its enrollment by attracting college students from close by wealthier districts.

Take heed to fifth and sixth graders put together and eat a scrumptious pozole:

February: Ought to we display screen all children for dyslexia?

A mom shares how her son went years with out assist for his dyslexia – nonetheless studying at a kindergarten degree in sixth grade. And we discover what could be completed to maintain kids with dyslexia from slipping via the cracks.


March: A spot to park makes a distinction for homeless households

When employees at New Haven Unified College District started investigating why so many college students had stopped coming to class, they realized that lease hikes had compelled many households to dwell of their automobiles. So officers within the district helped arrange a program to supply homeless households with kids a spot to park.

Hear to at least one mother who as soon as used the parking program and now helps feed her neighbors nonetheless dwelling of their automobiles:

April: Ought to a small city library be changed into a police station?

A small city within the Central Valley may convert its neighborhood library right into a police station. The proposal has upset many residents who say that the library is significant for studying, homework, and neighborhood.

Take heed to a sixth grader share why she loves the library:

After widespread neighborhood protest, Kern County expanded the library’s hours to open 5 days every week. But the town leaders of McFarland are doubling down, saying the police want the library constructing to fulfill the city’s public security wants.

Take heed to our follow-up episode:

Could: How we are able to flip aides, bus drivers and attendance clerks into bilingual academics

California is pushing to increase bilingual packages for all college students, however the state has an enormous impediment — it wants extra bilingual academics. Some say we have to look past schools and universities, and as an alternative discover new academics amongst bus drivers, academics’ aides and attendance clerks.

Take heed to how one younger mother went from speech remedy aide to bilingual trainer:

 *Weeks after this episode aired, our visitor Alejandra Silva, handed away. Our hearts exit to her household and pals.

June: How restorative justice reworked this Oakland faculty

Fremont Excessive in Oakland has reworked self-discipline, attendance and commencement charges, with a newly rebuilt campus and an intensive concentrate on bettering campus local weather. The variety of college students who qualify for school admission has almost tripled.

Take heed to college students share how the restorative justice program has reworked their faculty:

July: Compton journalism class goals to spice up English abilities

In Compton Unified College District, English learners increase their English language abilities by taking a journalism class the place they be taught to interview and write articles.

Take heed to college students and their trainer:

 August: Teenagers struggle for the precise to vote for college board

Excessive schoolers in California have been organizing to offer 16 and 17 12 months olds the precise to vote in native faculty board elections, however some measures handed in recent times nonetheless haven’t been carried out.

Take heed to a teen organizer:

September: Why accomplish that many children battle to be taught to learn?

Half of California third graders can’t learn at grade degree. Analysis suggests most kids should be explicitly taught methods to join sounds with letters, but many kids are usually not taught how to do this.

Hear to at least one mother’s experiment to search out out why her daughter can’t learn:

October: Conservatives intention to take management of college boards

The California Republican Occasion, church buildings and conservative organizations recruited and skilled dozens of candidates to run for college board throughout California. A few of their targets embrace preventing in opposition to instructing about racism and racial fairness and the acceptance of various gender identities. What’s at stake within the faculty board elections?


November: How counselors are monitoring down lacking college students

Half of all college students in California’s largest district, Los Angeles Unified, missed 15 or extra days of college final 12 months.

Take heed to an attendance counselor who tracks down lacking college students:

December: Prisoner turned faculty scholar

For college kids who’ve frolicked in jail, having a house, with area to review and supportive roommates, could make it so much simpler to succeed.

Take heed to a former prisoner now on monitor to a school diploma:

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