Ashleigh is a journalism resident based in the Central Valley. Before coming to EdSource, she was a higher education reporter for The Fresno Bee’s Education Lab. She’s a graduate of Fresno State and Fresno City College, where she was the editor-in-chief of The Rampage. Ashleigh is an alumna of the New York Times Student Journalism Institute and a 2021 Poynter-Koch Media and Journalism fellow. She lives in Fresno with her husband, two children and cats.
All articles by Ashleigh Panoo
Hmong is a ‘dying’ language – but it’s being preserved at this Fresno school
Many children of Hmong immigrants do not know their parents' native language well. The community does not have a separate nation in Southeast Asia.
February 13, 2023
Community college leaders warn of 'dire' consequences of proposed transfer rules
Critics say enrollment crisis may occur if psychology, phys ed, health science are dropped from transfer requirements. Others say fears are overblown.
January 23, 2023
California’s new poet laureate wants to bridge social justice and poetry
Fresno City College professor Lee Herrick is the first Asian American to hold the poetry post.
December 21, 2022
Can trees reduce pollution at schools next to freeways? A Fresno campus tries plantings
Other schools around California may follow if the tree experiment improves air quality.
December 2, 2022
Tiny house construction training has Fresno students dreaming big about their futures
Students are learning trades and skills while hoping to aid the homeless. Plans call for 24 tiny houses in all.
November 4, 2022
How California’s newest community college is shaping its identity
Madera Community College grows enrollment in a rural region and wins key $1 million grant.
October 7, 2022
Fresno Unified invests in partnerships with HBCUs
A first-of-its-kind dual enrollment program in California’s third-largest school district will guarantee admission to a historically Black college, giving students in the Central Valley a pathway to experience an HBCU. Plus, could Fresno be the site of California's first HBCU?
September 12, 2022
Later start times present new challenges for school leaders
As school bells across the state ring at a different time than usual this year for middle and high school students due to a new law mandating later start times, administrators have had to tackle some new challenges, including navigating student and parent needs.
August 9, 2022
Can infants learn math? State-backed pilot project in Fresno aims to find out
A statewide pilot project in California is aimed at boosting the confidence of early childhood educators, child care providers and elementary school teachers to teach math.
July 27, 2022
UC Merced takes admissions on the road
UC Merced is growing. Its search for qualified students includes on-the-spot admissions decisions.