Enrolled: An Education Series From 1A

Instructor Blanca Claudio teaches a history lesson in Spanish in a Dual Language Academy class at Franklin High School in Los Angeles.

Instructor Blanca Claudio teaches a history lesson in Spanish in a Dual Language Academy class at Franklin High School in Los Angeles.

Summer is over, and kids are going back to school. So is 1A.

What should we expect this school year?

Certainly more debate over school safety, which remains a persistent concern for students and parents around the country.  Big tech companies like Google have found that K-12 classrooms are the perfect place to market their digital tools.

And more students are challenging longstanding gaps in traditional lessons about American history and civics.  In higher education, federal policy changes concerning for-profit colleges and race-based admissions under Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos have raised eyebrows.  Meanwhile, the cost of college overall continues to grow. But more community colleges have found innovative ways to attract students by rebranding and focusing on regional labor needs.

Who is our education system working for now? And who still gets left behind?

We’re taking notes.

Keep up with the shows in the series here.