Daniel J. Willis
Daniel is a data analyst and database designer. He previously spent 10 years at the Oakland Tribune, Contra Costa Times, and San Jose Mercury News in a variety of roles. His work has been honored by the Education Writers of America, Northern California Society of Professional Journalists, California Newspaper Publishers Association, and White House Correspondents Association among others. He is an alumnus of the University of California at Santa Cruz where he studied economics. You can find him on Twitter at @BayAreaData or reach him by email, with PGP keys and Signal available by request.
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An EdSource analysis found far fewer low-income students have returned for in-person instruction and large variations by region.
May 5, 2021
Most California community colleges show drops in enrollment from fall 2019 to fall 2020
April 12, 2021
Find out how much California school districts and charter schools will get in Covid relief | Database
See how the over $15 billion in new federal aid to California’s K-12 schools will be spent using this interactive database.
March 11, 2021
California will receive $6.8 billion in Covid-19 relief funding for K-12 schools. This database shows the distribution of that money.
December 27, 2020
See how much money K-12 districts and charter schools might receive in 2025-26 if voters pass Prop. 15 on Nov. 3.
September 30, 2020
Official awards from CARES Act funding to California school districts now public. Funds can be used for protective equipment and supplies, student meals and planning for school reopening.
August 5, 2020
Federal stimulus funding is coming to the aid of California’s school districts. An EdSource analysis projects that of the 897 districts that receive their funding through the state’s education funding formula, 60.4 percent would get more in stimulus funding than they’d lose in state cuts.
June 3, 2020
California school districts will share in $1.65 billion in federal funds aimed at helping school districts nationwide pay for the extra costs of the ongoing pandemic.
May 5, 2020
Searchable database: How much will colleges and universities get in emergency stimulus funds in California and nationally?
California colleges and universities will receive about $1.7 billion in federal relief from the coronavirus pandemic. Find out where it will go.
April 24, 2020
EdSource's analysis looked at teacher salaries and fair market rents to show where in California teachers can afford to rent an apartment or home
April 17, 2019
Search for teacher salaries in districts across the state
April 17, 2019
Under a federal education law that requires states to identify the lowest performing schools, districts with these schools will get some federal aid and are required to figure out how to make the schools better.