John C. Osborn
John is the former Digital Communications Manager for EdSource. In that role, he assisted in the development of a digital media initiatives, produced data-driven and interactive web projects, and made sure the EdSource website was always alive and well. Prior to EdSource, John attended the U.C. Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism where he graduated with a Masters in Journalism. He was one of the first recipients of the AP-Google Scholarship for innovative projects at the crossroads of journalism and technology. His freelance work has appeared in publications such as the East Bay Express, Patch and Oakland North. He also teaches data visualization workshops at the UC Berkeley Knight Ditigal Media Center.
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Check out our comprehensive database of vaccine data for about 9,000 kindergarten-level public, private and charter schools going back to the 2008-09 school year.
March 17, 2016
Edsource created easy-to-read downloadable data cards for most of California's Special Education Local Plan Areas.
April 19, 2015
Limited data and inconsistent reporting makes it difficult to understand what is happening on the ground.
April 19, 2015
Got a child who is in, or will be entering, kindergarten? Use our database below to see the vaccination rates at your child's school.
February 10, 2015
The battle for California's state superintendent of public instruction race is now the most expensive statewide race this year, surpassing spending in even the governor's race by three times, and it is also the most expensive state superintendent race in at least 12 years.
October 30, 2014
With less than two weeks to go before Election Day, the race for California state superintendent of public instruction has been fueled by a combined $24 million in total campaign spending for incumbent Tom Torlakson and candidate Marshall Tuck.
October 26, 2014
Independent groups backing the two candidates for state superintendent of public instruction reloaded their campaigns with millions of dollars in contributions this week, as the race heads toward Nov. 4 with a crescendo of spending – a combined $14 million so far.
October 10, 2014
A new EdSource interactive map highlights career academies in California high schools, part of reform efforts – including the Common Core State Standards and the Local Control Funding Formula – that aim to prepare students for college and careers.
September 14, 2014
Here are the education highlights from the 2014-15 California budget negotiations, visualized. Look at the changes in Proposition 98 funding, general fund revenue and the CalSTRS system.
June 19, 2014
The Legislature on Friday passed a $96.3 billion budget plan for the state that includes a shift in how California funds schools and contains significant funding for education.