Jane Meredith AdamsFollow @janeadams Email
Jane was a senior reporter covering student health at EdSource Today. Her work with data journalist John C. Osborn on “How Vaccinated are California Kindergarteners” won first place in data reporting from the Education Writers Association in 2014. Jane is a former staff reporter for the Boston Globe. She is also the co-author of The Last Time I Wore a Dress (Putnam/Riverhead), the story of a teenage girl’s journey through the mental health system. The book won a Lambda Literary Award. Previously, she was a contributing editor at Health and Parenting. She has reported for the Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Miami Herald, Chicago Tribune, Dallas Morning News, Philadelphia Inquirer, Newsday, Baltimore Sun and other publications. Prior to joining EdSource, she worked for five years at a K-8 school in Oakland. She holds an A.B. in government from Harvard University and an M.A. in English and an M.F.A. in Writing from San Francisco State University. She has been a USC Annenberg Health Journalism Fellow.
All articles by Jane Meredith Adams
A suicide cluster in Clovis Unified has fast-tracked district efforts to do more to address students' mental health.
June 1, 2017
What is social and emotional learning and why should schools get involved in it? A guide offers answers.
May 14, 2017
Most teachers in California say they need more training in alternatives to suspensions, survey finds
A California Teachers Association survey found that 40 percent of teachers had received little or no training in alternatives to suspensions.
May 7, 2017
The statewide rate for kindergartners who are vaccinated reaches 95.6 percent.
April 27, 2017
The percentage of kindergartners who received all required vaccines rose to 95.6 percent in 2016-17.
April 12, 2017
Suspension rates are a new indicator of school success.
April 11, 2017
Entering middle school marks a turning point for students.
March 22, 2017
The California Department of Education said it would end its legal challenges and follow a “corrective action plan” for special education monitoring issued in 2014 by the U.S. District Court of Northern California in San Francisco.
March 19, 2017
If the suspension rate were lowered by 1 percent in one graduating class in California, the state would avoid $180 million in economic losses, researchers at the University of California have found.
March 10, 2017
Transgender students in California remain protected from discrimination under state law, as state legislators say Trump is no friend of the LGBT community.
February 23, 2017
The recommendations are part of a push to create measures of school conditions and climate that help districts create change.
February 21, 2017
Teaching teachers how to develop their own social and emotional skills is the first step to helping students, according to a new report.
February 16, 2017
A new law bans the use of "Redskins" as a mascot at California high schools, but allows schools to continue to use logos of American Indians and for students to dress up in American Indian costumes.
January 23, 2017
From yelling to whispering, a teacher's tone of voice in the classroom affects learning and student behavior, some educators say.
January 4, 2017
The final report comes amid suggestions that the administration of Donald Trump will be less aggressive about enforcing civil rights laws in schools and colleges.