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This Week in California Education: Episode 8, April 15, 2017

In this episode of “This Week in California Education,” Executive Director Louis Freedberg, and Editor-at-Large John Fensterwald are joined by staff writers Jane Adams and Larry Gordon

  • California’s new vaccination law is getting results, as figures released this week show that kindergarten vaccination rates reach an all-time high (read story)
  • Nearly half of California school districts earn top ratings on the California School Dashboard for lowering suspensions, according to an EdSource analysis (read story)
  • California’s high school graduation rates increased for the 7th year in a row, although large gaps persist for some racial and ethnic groups (read story)
  • The California Community College’s “student success initiative” has yet to result in substantial gains, but education leaders are hopeful that the state’s nearly $1 billion investment will begin to pay off in higher student completion rates  (read story)