Kids Are Just Kids


Kids are just kids in the town of Sanger, where an exceptionally high number of special education students mix with the general education population - participating in everything from cheerleading to sports and academic classes. Plus, a unique charter school located inside the sleek new San Diego downtown public library. Spend a day in the life of a school secretary. And visit the museums of Balboa Park in San Diego, where some students are spending several weeks immersed in culture as part of a program called School in the Park.

Inside California Education brings compelling stories from all over the Golden State about California’s complex, evolving, and innovative public education system. It focuses on how public education’s challenges, opportunities, and successes impact students, parents, teachers, administrators, policymakers and others.  Stories range from pre-kindergarten to twelfth grade, and include special education, adult education, vocational training, local funding issues, and groundbreaking new education programs. It also profiles some of the heroes making a daily difference in the lives of California’s six million public school students.

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Funding for the Inside California Education series is made possible by:


Nursing Students to Health
A school nursing shortage is affecting students throughout the Golden State.

Next Generation Science
See how one school in Oakland has implemented The Next Generation Science Standards.

Growing California's Artists
Young artists compete for a spot in a state-funded summer school for the arts.

Educating At-Risk Youth
Continuation schools are often the final option for the state's at-risk youth.


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Additional funding provided by:

Schools Insurance Authority, Capitol Advisors Group, LLC, California Association of School Business Officials, Association of California School Administrators, California Teachers Association, California Parent Teachers Association, California School Employees Association, California School Boards Association, California Association of Latino Superintendents and Administrators, California Federation of Teachers, California County Superintendents
Educational Services Association, School Services of California, Inc., Los Rios Federation of Teachers