Ashley Hopkinson is a digital journalist committed to excellent storytelling. Ashley began her career as a crime reporter for The Montgomery Advertiser in Alabama. Since then, she has covered health care, immigration, politics, arts and culture. Ashley earned her undergraduate degree in Journalism from Auburn University while writing for The Birmingham News and The Gadsden Times. Several years later, she earned a Master’s degree in Journalism from the University of California at Berkeley, where she was an instructor in the UC Berkeley Film and Media Department and a senior reporter and producer for Richmond Confidential, a hyperlocal news site in the Bay Area. Ashley has also worked for The Associated Press Bureau in Atlanta and The Times-Picayune in New Orleans. Prior to joining Ed Source, Ashley was the Storytelling Editor for The Desert Sun in Palm Springs.
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Early education advocates say a delay in new preschool slots and a freeze on child care reimbursement rates in the governor's 2017-18 budget will slow progress in supporting young children and hurt working families.
January 17, 2017
The law reverses the English-only mandate voters passed in 1998.
January 6, 2017
Due to a shortage of programs, only one in seven California children who qualify received subsidized care from state programs in 2015.
December 21, 2016
California schools seek to increase understanding of special education students with 'Inclusive Schools Week'
San Francisco and Los Angeles unified districts among those organizing activities to engage students in communication.
December 8, 2016
State propositions extend tax on wealthy residents, fund a $9 billion construction bond and repeal English-only instruction law.
November 9, 2016
More than $75 million has been spent in an effort to get the three ballot measures passed.
November 7, 2016
If the ballot measure passes, it will likely increase the demand for bilingual teachers, who are already in short supply.