Jane Meredith AdamsFollow @janeadams Email
Jane was a senior reporter covering student health at EdSource Today. Her work with data journalist John C. Osborn on “How Vaccinated are California Kindergarteners” won first place in data reporting from the Education Writers Association in 2014. Jane is a former staff reporter for the Boston Globe. She is also the co-author of The Last Time I Wore a Dress (Putnam/Riverhead), the story of a teenage girl’s journey through the mental health system. The book won a Lambda Literary Award. Previously, she was a contributing editor at Health and Parenting. She has reported for the Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Miami Herald, Chicago Tribune, Dallas Morning News, Philadelphia Inquirer, Newsday, Baltimore Sun and other publications. Prior to joining EdSource, she worked for five years at a K-8 school in Oakland. She holds an A.B. in government from Harvard University and an M.A. in English and an M.F.A. in Writing from San Francisco State University. She has been a USC Annenberg Health Journalism Fellow.
All articles by Jane Meredith Adams
Proposed changes to California's 2015 vaccination law now being considered in the Legislature would limit medical exemptions.
June 20, 2019
Cell phones and social media can leave teenagers depressed and isolated, new research has found. Some schools are encouraging students to put down their phones and talk to each other.
October 1, 2017
Some LGBT students find themselves accepted by their peers, but not by teachers and administrators at school, said Vinnie Pompei of the Human Rights Campaign, who will speak at the EdSource Symposium in October.
September 18, 2017
New California Dyslexia Guidelines are meant to improve how reading is taught to all students by all teachers, not just reading specialists.
August 20, 2017
If schools could improve their work environments, and stop the flood of teachers leaving the field, the teaching shortage would go away, according to a report from the Learning Policy Institute.
August 15, 2017
All social-emotional learning, all the time as California moves to start a conversation between after-school and summer programs and their school-day counterparts.
August 8, 2017
As California's strict vaccination law turns a year old, vaccination rates have reached their highest levels.
July 27, 2017
Information about social and emotional learning for parents, teachers, administrators and students.
July 27, 2017
The Kern High School District in the Central Valley admitted no wrongdoing but agreed to settle because changes in school discipline reflect current policies.
July 24, 2017
The students retained those skills when researchers tracked them months or even years later.
July 17, 2017
Many California schools aren't reporting whether girls have equal access to high school sports teams, a new study from Legal Aid at Work finds.
July 12, 2017
Parents described the nightmare of a child who is unable to learn to read and the need for schools to provide services to address dyslexia.
June 25, 2017
Will social and emotional learning turn out to be just a fad? Researchers propose strategies to prevent that fate.
June 15, 2017
Stockton Unified spent nearly $3 million on school policing from state money targeted for low-income, English learner and foster youth students, the ACLU found in a data analysis.