Keeping the public informed about our schools

Inside California Education is the only statewide television series offering informative and compelling stories about California public education.

From small rural districts to urban schools, Inside California Education travels the state to explore important stories about California's students, educators, school staff, leaders, and families, as well as innovative programs that address important challenges. The series features stories from early education, K-12, and community colleges.

The series is a production of PBS KVIE in Sacramento and NationalEdOnline, a California 501c3 nonprofit organization. Their shared mission to provide educational information and resources to viewers throughout California has resulted in this informative and inspiring public television series.

By utilizing a distinguished Advisory Board and viewer feedback, Inside California Education researches and produces program segments from all over California.

Our broadcast and online audience continues to grow. Since our premiere in 2015, we have produced more than 50 half-hour episodes and almost 200 stories. Inside California Education episodes have aired more than 2,300 times on 26 PBS channels throughout California and beyond.

Public education has never been more important, and we are committed to continuing to bring you compelling stories highlighting the issues, challenges, and successes in our public schools.

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John Swett Award for Media Excellence


Regional Emmy® Award Winner


Our television series, Inside California Education has three times been awarded the John Swett Excellence in Educational Media Award, presented by the California Teachers Association for outstanding coverage of education. We won a regional EMMY Award in 2020 which we received during a virtual gala held by the Northern California chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. The EMMY was awarded for our story about a pilot program allowing certain community colleges to offer four-year degrees.


Broadcasting from California’s capital, KVIE PBS helps everyone explore the world through experiences in history, current events, drama, nature, and science, while serving as a trusted guide for children with the best educational programming. Established in 1959, KVIE serves more than 1.4 million households in the nation’s 20th largest television market, and can be viewed in 28 of California’s 58 counties. KVIE is a leading producer of original programming, with America’s Heartland, Inside California Education, KVIE Arts Showcase, Rob on the Road, Studio Sacramento, ViewFinder, and Yes! We’re Open. More information is at KVIE’s website at www.kvie.org

Statewide Public Television

The first season series consisting of 13 episodes will begin to air throughout California on public television on all of the California affiliates beginning January 30, 2017. Local station carriage, dates, and time will vary. Please check for programming schedules in your local PBS television guides or online at www.insidecaled.org/schedule.

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NationalEdOnline is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization focused on new technologies that enhance online and virtual learning. NationalEdOnline offers a broad range of online training solutions, and has developed and produced training content in the areas of employee and staff development, mandated training, computer application training, and information webinars and webcasts.

Learn more

For more information, please contact the Executive Producers:
Rick Launey
Larry Miles


Larry Miles and Rick Launey, Executive Producers of Inside California Education along with KVIE Series Producer, Christina Salerno, talk with Beth Ruyak on Capital Public Radio Insight about the new series.

Presentation of Inside California Education is made possible by:
California Lottery, SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union, The Stuart Foundation and ScholarShare 529.

Additional support and production assistance provided by: