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
Fires, floods, shootings: How schools can help students thrive after traumatic events
School trauma experts explain the importance of preparation — and the risks of doing nothing
May 19, 2023
Mandatory dyslexia screening clears major hurdle in Newsom budget
English learner advocates and the teachers union had opposed universal dyslexia screening.
May 12, 2023
As fentanyl deaths climb, bill would require drug education in schools
Currently, drug education is optional in California K-12 schools despite surge in overdoses and deaths.
May 1, 2023
How schools can keep new teachers from burning out and quitting
EdSource roundtable examined why it's crucial for schools and the state to ease the burden on new teachers.
April 27, 2023
Battle over transgender student privacy isn't over, bill's author says
School boards taking up the issue of whether teachers should inform parents if a child identifies as transgender
April 21, 2023
Who's on the team: A guide to the latest federal actions about transgender athletes
Title IX guidelines support transgender students' right to play on the team that matches their gender identity.
April 18, 2023
50 years after he was assassinated, why Marcus Foster is more relevant than ever
Oakland Unified superintendent, slain by the SLA, remains beloved for his innovations and foresight.
April 14, 2023
Social media has some significant upsides for teenage girls, survey finds
Girls use social media to connect with friends and find resources, but many say they spend too much time online.
March 30, 2023
L.A. Unified reopens after three-day strike brought the district to a halt
Negotiations over pay and working conditions continue between LAUSD and Local 99 even as classes are set resume in the state's largest school district.
Carolyn Jones And Kate Sequeira
March 24, 2023
Talks continue as LA school strike enters third and final day
Strikers say they are seeking a living wage for school service workers. The district is worried about its finances.
Carolyn Jones And Kate Sequeira
March 23, 2023
'This is who I am': Black students find support, culture, purpose through peer group
In Black Students of California United, youth lead the way for health and social justice
February 2, 2023
Up, up and away: Alternative school teaches students to fly
Monterey County program opens doors to careers in aviation - and the magic of flight
January 30, 2023
Amid some bright spots, report shows toll of pandemic on California youth
Teacher shortage, youth mental health and math scores are cause for concern, but some policies seem to be helping
January 26, 2023
Former special education student joins school board in Shasta
Joshua Brown, 19, is one of only a handful of people in the nation known to have autism who hold public office.
January 12, 2023
Why California is among last states not screening children for dyslexia
Delays put more students at risk of falling seriously behind, advocates say.