Carolyn Jones is a senior reporter at EdSource. She was a reporter for 17 years at the San Francisco Chronicle, where she covered local government, the environment, breaking news and other beats. She’s also worked at the Oakland Tribune and Hayward Daily Review.
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Funding should be based on students' needs, not attendance, to help achieve more equitable academic outcomes, researchers say.
July 30, 2021
How ‘Mama Brown’ changed students’ lives by paying for college and so much more: ‘It’s not about the money’
Tutoring, field trips and plenty of love made the difference for Oakland students 'adopted' by a real estate agent.
July 29, 2021
A new initiative is meant to help parents and schools settle Covid-related disputes over services for students before heading to court.
July 22, 2021
The guidelines are stricter than CDC guidelines, which say that students and teachers do not have to wear masks if they've been vaccinated.
July 9, 2021
California will get over $1 billion in state and federal funding for students with disabilities, many of whom struggled in distance learning.
July 2, 2021
The ruling is a significant step for schools trying to navigate the constantly evolving technology landscape
June 28, 2021
'Well spaces' and streamlined data systems are meant to broaden students' access to mental health services and will help as campuses reopen.
June 8, 2021
For students at West High in Tracy — a community hit hard by Covid-19 — it was a chance to experience school spirit, if only for one night.
May 21, 2021
Proposed funding would more than double Newsom's January proposal and provide mental health services for all Californians under age 26.
May 14, 2021
Students in the health career pathway, which provides hands-on training, had higher graduation rates and were more likely to enroll in college.
May 13, 2021
The forecast is mixed for special education students. Many will be behind academically, but some thrived with distance learning.
May 10, 2021
As students return to in-person instruction, a new report says schools should take the opportunity to institute long-term changes with the funding they'll receive.
April 29, 2021
Upon returning to campus, students will not be able to catch up academically until they feel good emotionally, experts say.