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Louis Freedberg is executive director of EdSource. For more than two decades, Freedberg has analyzed and reported on local, state, and national education policy . Before coming to EdSource, Freedberg was the founding director of California Watch at the Center for Investigative Reporting. He spent 15 years at the San Francisco Chronicle, where he was an award-winning education reporter, Washington correspondent, columnist, and member of the editorial board. He has a Ph.D. in social anthropology from UC Berkeley and a B.A. in child development from Yale University.
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Oakland report on charter schools provides one of the most detailed portraits of their impact on a large urban district.
May 8, 2019
Average wages of California teachers lag other college graduates by 16.2 percent.
May 1, 2019
Some school districts emerge as models for serving foster youth, but others are doing little to target them with specific programs.
April 26, 2019
Plan would forgive loans of up to $50,000 for 42 million Americans — for every person with a student loan and a household income of less than $100,000. It would be paid for by a tax on the wealthiest Americans.
April 23, 2019
Outside public view, panel faces tight deadline to recommend reforms of California's charter school law
The Charter Task Force is taking on one of the most heated education reform issues in the state and is shooting to come up with recommendations to send to Gov. Newsom by July 1.
April 19, 2019
About half of new teachers hired in California classrooms are not fully credentialed.
April 15, 2019
The Assembly Education Committee chaired by Assemblyman Kevin McCarty, a former high school teacher, approved legislation that, among other things, would place a cap on charter schools in the state to approximately their current levels and deny the State Board of Education the ability to approve a charter application after being denied by a school district or county office of education.
April 11, 2019
The bill authored by Sen. Nancy Skinner, D- Berkeley, would base the size of the tax increase on the gap between CEO compensation and that of the median wage paid to workers in .2 percent of the state’s corporations.
April 9, 2019
The goal would be to boost salaries of every teacher who is paid less than workers in other professions with comparable credentials and experience in their respective states.
March 26, 2019
Harris’ proposal would have Washington play a role in an area of school funding where the federal government has historically played almost none.
March 25, 2019
In her first remarks as president of the State Board of Education, Linda Darling-Hammond says that California must prepare kids "to work with knowledge that hasn't been discovered yet, using technologies that haven't been invented yet, solving big problems that we have not yet managed to solve."
March 19, 2019
Before being named to the board, Darling-Hammond had served for six years as chair of the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.
March 15, 2019
Most parents charged in the bribery scandal are from California, as are those who carried out the schemes and received the bribes.
March 13, 2019
Both the California Teachers Association and the California Charter Schools Association, which have been waging a high-profile battle over charter schools, were represented at signing event in the Capitol. The bill became law only two weeks after it was first heard in committee in the State Capitol.
March 5, 2019
Both strikes yielded gains for teachers, but larger structural issues, such as declining enrollments, unaffordable housing, and pension costs eroding what can be spent on children, were not addressed.