Betty Márquez Rosales
Before joining EdSource, Betty worked on reporting projects for Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting and the Investigative Reporting Program at UC Berkeley. Betty’s stories have appeared in The New York Times, Fusion, and local news publications across California. She has worked in education and communications, earned a Master’s degree in journalism from UC Berkeley, and holds a Bachelor’s degree in gender studies from UC Santa Barbara.
All articles by Betty Márquez Rosales
California Community Colleges must now offer a basic needs center at all 115 of its physical campuses. Most centers will offer food and housing support to begin.
August 11, 2022
College students often face housing challenges during academic breaks. Outside groups are helping students pay for available college dorm rooms so they have a place to call home.
July 14, 2022
Students in need of year-round, stable housing — rather than only during academic terms — face particular challenges when deciding which school to attend.
June 21, 2022
The team behind the Cradle-to-Career data system will begin hosting public discussions to shape the dashboards and tools. The system will be California's first statewide data system that tracks a students' progress and outcomes through the education system.
June 6, 2022
Judge Katherine Lucero is leading California’s massive transformation of its juvenile justice system by June 2023. In this Q&A, Lucero provides insight into how she plans to lead the shift.
April 28, 2022
Four months ago, Tami Rossell was living out of her van with her three youngest children and parking each night in city-designated safe parking zones. Today, she helps feed the homeless families who were once her neighbors in the lots.
March 30, 2022
A recent citizens review of the L.A. County juvenile justice system found that the classrooms lack a "culture of learning" and that the quality of the instruction offered "is generally far below expectations."
March 14, 2022
All students experiencing homelessness are entitled to certain supports under federal law, and homeless liaisons are tasked with providing that support. But will there be enough funding to support each homeless child once they are identified?
February 16, 2022
Advocates are calling for early releases from California's youth detention facilities amid their largest Covid-19 outbreak, citing early releases from adult prisons over the past two years.
January 20, 2022
Gov. Gavin Newsom signed AB 27 into law recently after researchers estimated the number of homeless students in California has increased during the pandemic.
January 5, 2022
A new poll offers insight into what L.A. Unified's new superintendent might face once chosen by the district board: increased support for mental health, equity in schools and an annual evaluation of the superintendent.
December 7, 2021
Long Beach City College has launched a safe overnight parking pilot program to provide homeless students with a safe place to park every night. The pilot includes security guards, access to showers and help finding more stable housing.
November 18, 2021
Latinos are 39% of the state’s population, yet only one in four students in the entire University of California system identify as Latino.
November 9, 2021
A new state law will make it easier for college students to qualify for CalFresh food benefits by requiring campus-based programs to apply for a certification stating they are helping to increase student employability.