David Washburn covered school climate and discipline issues for EdSource.
He’s been practicing the art and craft of journalism for 25 years, most recently in the nonprofit sphere as editor of Voice of OC and reporter/editor at Voice of San Diego. He spent eight years as an enterprise/investigative reporter for The San Diego Union-Tribune. His work included award-winning stories on financial elder abuse, lack of oversight of contractors in Iraq, San Diego’s high rate officer-involved shootings and mismanagement at the San Diego Red Cross. Early in his career he worked as a researcher for Dateline NBC. He has a bachelor’s in journalism from the University of Missouri.
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In a decision that could do significant damage to the finances of the California Teachers Association and other public sector unions, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that unions can no longer collect compulsory fees from the workers they represent.
June 27, 2018
A flurry of state legislation aimed at making schools safer was proposed after the Parkland school massacre. Here’s where the various proposals stand now.
June 17, 2018
Tucked inside Gov. Jerry Brown’s May Revision of the state budget is a proposal to extend California's ban on suspensions for “willful defiance” in early elementary grades.
June 4, 2018
The current era of discipline reform in California is putting greater emphasis on an aspect of teaching that has long gotten the short shrift in teacher credentialing programs.
May 16, 2018
While awareness of restorative justice is high among school officials statewide, budgets for programs remain tiny in most school districts.
May 15, 2018
Augustus F. Hawkins High, which is situated at the crossroads of multiple gang territories, almost died at its birth. A commitment to restorative justice helped save it.
May 14, 2018
Many tout the practice as a groundbreaking alternative to zero-tolerance policies and a way to alleviate discipline disparities, while some say it's being oversold as a quick fix.
May 13, 2018
A system being unveiled at Anaheim High School this week includes high-resolution images of the school’s every nook and cranny.
May 1, 2018
Thousands of students across the state Friday participated in the third national walkout since the February school massacre in Parkland, Fla. The event also recognized the 19th anniversary of the mass shooting at Columbine High in Colorado.
April 20, 2018
Students throughout the state are showing more interest in “high school voter education weeks” than ever before.
April 19, 2018
A judge’s ruling in a case brought on behalf of schoolchildren in a Grand Canyon reservation could impact whether school districts are required to provide disability services to students impacted by trauma and adversity.
April 5, 2018
Researchers will spend five years studying California schools in order to get a better picture of how they can become places where people feel safer and more connected.
April 3, 2018
The association also endorses Marshall Tuck for superintendent of public instruction.