Old Clothes, New Hope

Discover how a student-run thrift store at a San Diego school is helping those in need. See how at-risk students in Los Banos are defying expectations as they compete in the Academic Decathlon. Meet California’s newest Superintendent of Public Instruction, Tony Thurmond. Explore two school farms in Stanislaus County that are giving students the opportunity to grow crops and raise animals.

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.

For more information about Inside California Education visit insidecaled.org. If you have a comment or show idea for Inside California Education, contact Christina Salerno.

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

Imagine the Possiblitites CA lottery

Stuart Foundation

Full Inside California Education Episodes

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Community Colleges: Learning and Helping During the Pandemic

California’s community colleges are still teaching students and enabling them to help.

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Learning at Home

Explore learning at home through the eyes of students, parents, teachers, and experts.

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Community Colleges – Exploring Careers

Nursing careers, wine careers, electric car careers, transfers, aviation careers

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Community Colleges – A Higher Education

4-year degrees, ranch management, first-generation students, theater, urban farming

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