Carolyn Jones covers math and science education for EdSource. She was a reporter for 17 years at the San Francisco Chronicle, where she covered the environment, Oakland city hall and other beats. She received the 2011 Harold Gilliam Award for Excellence in Environmental Reporting for stories about the economic impact of environmental restoration, as well as numerous awards for feature writing from the East Bay Press Club. She also covered health care for the Oakland Tribune and education for both the Hayward Daily Review and Sonora Union Democrat. She has a B.A. from UC Berkeley in English and lives in Oakland with her two kids.
All articles by Carolyn Jones
Scores rose 8 points after teachers took a course designed to improve their own knowledge.
July 26, 2018
Native Californian history should include more than just 4th-grade mission projects, some teachers say.
July 25, 2018
Social workers, legal referrals, tutoring and health services are among the district's offerings.
July 18, 2018
Intensive teacher training led to John Muir Elementary seeing a spike in math scores
July 3, 2018
After-school coding classes, high school tech internships and STEM teacher residencies are among the programs funded in the new state budget.
June 27, 2018
Wildfires, floods and soaring housing costs have left thousands of families homeless in outlying areas of the state.
June 12, 2018
The district-run math-and-science school opened in 2016 and already has a waiting list of 400.
June 11, 2018
Too many students think 'STEM is only for the smartest of the smart,' while millions of jobs go unfilled.
June 6, 2018
New data from the Office of Civil Rights shows wide gaps in advanced math and science enrollment.
May 22, 2018
The report by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics report calls for an end to tracking, and more practical course offerings.
May 8, 2018
California's environmental standards are among the top in the nation, but implementation "is a big lift."
April 30, 2018
A new national survey reveals a complex trajectory of how LGBT youth become homeless.
April 25, 2018
Mobile science labs, Skype lessons with scientists and robotics workshops are among the offerings at some remote schools.