Karen covers early education. She is an award-winning writer who comes to EdSource after covering lifestyle, parenting, health, housing, education and the arts for the San Jose Mercury News. She is a four-time Pulitzer juror and her writing has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, Miami Herald, San Francisco Chronicle and Seattle Times. She has an MA in journalism and a BA in political science and dramatic art from UC Berkeley.
All articles by Karen D'Souza
The recommendations include increasing the size of payouts and duration of leave, as well as support for small businesses.
December 14, 2020
A proposed a sweeping suite of bills is designed to help reform the state’s early childhood system.
December 9, 2020
Gov. Gavin Newsom made early childhood education a central focus of his administration.
December 1, 2020
Family life has been disrupted in innumerable ways during the pandemic, including the nature of our relationship to screens.
November 23, 2020
The waiver process has been fraught with debate — raising issues of safety, volatility and fairness.
November 11, 2020
Schools in Los Angeles have begun in-person instruction with their youngest learners, under the county’s reopening allowance for students with special needs.