About EdSource

Belief Statement

EdSource believes that access to a quality education is an important right of all children. We further believe that an informed, involved public is necessary to strengthen California’s schools for the benefit of the state’s children as well as civic life in California and its economy.


EdSource works to engage Californians on key education challenges with the goal of enhancing learning success. It does so in three ways: providing timely, useful and accurate information to key education stakeholders and the larger public;  advancing awareness on complex education issues; and highlighting effective models and strategies intended to improve student outcomes.

EdSource History

Over a period of more than three decades, EdSource has established its reputation as a highly respected source of education information, research and analysis. It has now emerged as the pre-eminent multi-media education platform for the state, which with over 6 million students is the largest and most diverse public education system in the nation.

Since its founding in 1977, EdSource has broadened its focus to include a broad range of education reforms, including charter schools, school accountability, STEM education, teacher evaluation and obstacles students face in the math pipeline from pre-kindergarten to college. In 2012, it launched its journalism and communications arms, EdSource Today, which now comprises largest education reporting staff of any newsroom in the state.

The expertise of EdSource’s staff of reporters, writers, and communication and outreach specialists is strengthened by a diverse, statewide board of directors.

Our Programs

In addition to this website, EdSource’s offers the following programs and services:

  • Timely daily reports on key education challenges produced by EdSource Today.
  • A wide range of publications, including comprehensive reports on California’s most important public education policy issues and a variety of shorter briefs and guides related to K-14 education.
  • An annual convening on California education policy open to the public and held each spring in Northern or Southern California.
  • The Education Data Partnership web site, which offers data on schools, districts and state level issues in a user-friendly form.
  • Periodic presentations at statewide or national meetings, including serving as an impartial convener of advisory or policy groups.

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