Hospital School

A special school at the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford. Long Beach schools enter a unique partnership with the online Khan Academy. A day in the life of a sign language interpreter in Elk Grove. Students learn outdoors in the Sierra Nevada foothills.

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:
Imagine the Possiblitites CA lottery
Stuart Foundation
Kaiser Permanente

Full Inside California Education Episodes

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Flying High

Former gang members and at-risk students turn their lives around with the power of flight.

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Kids Are Just Kids

Special education students mix with the general education population.

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Next Generation Science

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

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Edible Schoolyard

Visit a schoolyard garden and kitchen project started by famous restaurateur Alice Waters.

Additional funding provided by:

Schools Financial Credit Union

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