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.
All articles by Carolyn Jones
The goal is to improve families' health and lure more young people to the field.
June 30, 2022
Five years after expanding its program, Fremont High has seen dramatic improvements.
June 16, 2022
The goal is to increase diversity among mental health professionals and add counselors to underserved areas, supporters say
June 14, 2022
Santa Clarita district is replacing its counselors with social workers.
May 31, 2022
But California's Covid-related investments in school wellness programs may help
May 26, 2022
Managers, not union members, got the majority of the initial Covid stipends in the Alameda County Office of Education.
May 17, 2022
California schools are extending a warm welcome to Ukrainians who've fled the fighting in their homeland. At least 60,000 Ukrainian immigrants live in California, the second-highest population in the U.S.
May 3, 2022
Empty classrooms and quiet hallways: California's rural far north grapples with declining enrollment
Enrollment has dropped more than 5% in rural Northern California over the past 20 years, with some districts seeing drops of 50% or more.
April 21, 2022
How one California district invested its Covid funds in literacy, boosting student achievement — and morale
With $131 million in federal and state Covid relief funds, Lodi Unified chose to prioritize literacy and social-emotional learning in its plan to help students recover from the pandemic.
April 19, 2022
Student-written bills aim to boost California college students' wellness and civic engagement.
April 15, 2022
With more students qualifying for special education, understanding the options is crucial for parents as they advocate for their children.
March 29, 2022
Husband of Sen. Dianne Feinstein was a major donor to the University of California and a longtime UC regent.
March 1, 2022
Despite a funding windfall, California still lags near the bottom nationally in student-to-counselor ratio, although some districts improve.
March 1, 2022
More California schools are adding peer counseling programs as they find that by talking to each other, some students find relief from stress and anxiety.