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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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Message reinforced by American Academy of Pediatrics that clarifies that it believes children should be in school, but only if it can be done safely.
July 9, 2020
Don Shalvey takes on challenge of boosting education and workplace outcomes for youth in Stockton area.
July 7, 2020
President says children are being “taught to hate their own country,” while former vice president Joe Biden says teachers should have more authority in the classroom
July 6, 2020
It's possible that one day youth contributions to racial justice in the United States will be memorialized, just as they are in South Africa.
June 17, 2020
If Congress fails to approve additional funding, it would have a drastic impact on education in California.
June 15, 2020
UC Irvine to offer remote undergraduate instruction in fall, but students will still be allowed on campus
Irvine's decision is the first among the nine University of California campuses that enroll undergraduates.
June 11, 2020
Draft interim guidance on the reopening of schools allows for flexibility on multiple issues and stresses local
May 28, 2020
Small special day class in Marin County gets a jump start on return to school.
May 27, 2020
100 days since the first alert, California’s education system grapples with upheaval and uncertainty
Still many uncertainties about when and how students will return to school.
May 20, 2020
With creativity and flair, first ceremonies were held on Friday and Saturday, with many more in the weeks ahead.
May 17, 2020
Education organizations have been pushing for about $250 billion for both K-12 and higher education, but the House bill calls for about $100 billion.
May 14, 2020
Opening would depend on widespread testing, sound hygiene and social distancing practices, and local conditions.
May 12, 2020
All of the state’s largest 30 districts will open before Labor Day, while half will open by the second week of August.
May 5, 2020
California has put on hold most aspects of its school accountability system. Following Gov. Newsom's executive order on April 23, state guidance on the Local Control and Accountability Plan expected soon.
April 26, 2020
With more than 6 million students sheltering in place, school districts across California are deciding how to grade students for their distance learning. This guide answers all of your questions on the various options.