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
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.
November 3, 2021
Recent laws have spurred historic changes to the state's juvenile system, where hundreds of young people are incarcerated each year at one of the state's four facilities.
October 11, 2021
The 22-bill package will increase broadband infrastructure, develop mental and behavioral health support and add a new ethnic studies high school graduation requirement.
October 8, 2021
By 2023 each county will have to take over the responsibility of finding appropriate housing facilities for young people in their local juvenile justice system. Implementing the law is proving to be difficult.
October 7, 2021
Legislators say the need is urgent as researchers estimate the number of homeless students in California has increased during the pandemic.
September 10, 2021
California has mandated that all school districts provide independent study as the only online learning option for students in grades K-12.
September 10, 2021
Los Angeles Unified on Thursday voted to mandate the Covid-19 vaccine for all students 12 and older, making it the largest school district to do so.
September 9, 2021
An ACLU survey in March found that more than 30% of students said they’d lost someone close to them over the past year.
August 17, 2021
Austin Beutner steps down as L.A. Unified superintendent after leading the state's largest school district for three years.