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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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A fundamental question is how much difference their backgrounds will make in moving forward on racial and equity challenges facing their institutions.
October 21, 2020
Most respondents say the federal government should lead the way in providing those funds, and that the money is more likely to be forthcoming if Joe Biden is president.
October 11, 2020
Also strong opposition among registered voters to President Trump’s call to open schools for in-person instruction, although less opposition among parents.
October 8, 2020
Parents worry that if children are at home for the rest of the year it will result in learning loss for all students, but especially for the most economically vulnerable.
October 8, 2020
This EdSource poll takes the pulse of California’s families across the state, with responses varying by income levels, race and ethnic backgrounds and political affiliation, on how Californians are experiencing the extraordinary circumstances of education in 2020.
October 8, 2020
Opening schools for in-person instruction involves taking risks at almost every stage in the process.
October 2, 2020
She coordinated teacher preparation programs at the California State University’s nearly two dozen programs.
September 16, 2020
New system creates confusion as some counties that were no longer on state monitoring list find themselves effectively back on with most restrictive purple rating.
August 31, 2020
As one University of California campus is evacuated due to fires, others revise fall reopening plans
On top of coping with threat of coronavirus, UC Santa Cruz is evacuated Thursday due to fires.
August 22, 2020
Distance learning is not a mode of instruction most parents, students, teachers and administrators would have chosen in the absence of the pandemic.
August 17, 2020
Sal Khan, a pioneer in distance learning, warns that distance learning does not replace the value of in-person instruction.
August 3, 2020
California has put on hold most aspects of its school accountability system. Learn more about how the state is handling accountability during the coronavirus pandemic.
July 22, 2020
All staff and students in grades 3-12 will be required to wear face coverings, and those who don’t can be sent home to learn via distance learning.
July 17, 2020
Many districts will open with online instruction but hope to bring more students back later in the fall depending on health conditions.
July 15, 2020
Despite threats from President Trump and Betsy DeVos to cut off federal funding, growing number of districts in California say they will open in fall offering mostly distance learning