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Louis Freedberg is executive director of EdSource. For more than two decades, Freedberg has analyzed and reported on local, state, and national education policy . Before coming to EdSource, Freedberg was the founding director of California Watch at the Center for Investigative Reporting. He spent 15 years at the San Francisco Chronicle, where he was an award-winning education reporter, Washington correspondent, columnist, and member of the editorial board. He has a Ph.D. in social anthropology from UC Berkeley and a B.A. in child development from Yale University.
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California schools chief recommends that schools prepare for distance learning for rest of school year
State Superintendent of Public Instruction stresses that school is not actually over, but that emphasis must be on providing education through distance learning.
March 31, 2020
School districts are consulting with health authorities in setting closure dates, and increasingly are doing so along with all districts in their counties.
March 30, 2020
In his own words: Eloy Oakley on how California's community colleges are coping with the coronavirus
Chancellor of 115 community colleges says system has "converted nearly 100 percent of the in-person instruction, the general instruction that leads to an associate degree for transfer to some sort of remote learning platform"
March 30, 2020
Increasingly school districts say they will stay closed at least until the first week of May
March 28, 2020
Darling-Hammond says state will double down to support school districts, families and students.
March 26, 2020
Rural schools need to overcome tough challenges in providing distance learning, meals and child care to parents who are unable to care for their children.
March 16, 2020
While California holds off on ordering all schools closed, expected closures escalate rapidly throughout state
Over 90 percent of California students are either out of school now or projected to be in the next few days as rural schools also begin to close in larger numbers.
March 15, 2020
Los Angeles Unified and San Diego Unified become latest California districts to announce temporary closures.
March 13, 2020
Gov. Newsom points to problems in closing them including providing meals to children and that parents who are doctors, nurses, first responders and other emergency personnel may need to stay home to take care of their children.
March 12, 2020
Unlike K-12 schools, colleges indicate that they have capacity to deliver online instruction, although not clear how long they would do so in response to virus threat.
March 10, 2020
California health officials issue guidance for schools and colleges, as UC Berkeley also suspends in-person instruction
Separate guidelines are issued for K-12 and higher education institutions, underscoring the different challenges they face.
March 9, 2020
Prop. 13 on the March 2020 ballot will create confusion among some voters. And confusion is likely to add to the “no” vote total.
March 2, 2020
His backing of charter schools could have an impact on his drive for the Democratic nomination, especially if the race is not decided by the time of the convention.
February 20, 2020
Students say this progressive community must do more to protect victims of harassment and assault and to create a culture of healing.
February 14, 2020
A new study from Wheelhouse Center at UC Davis shows that a majority of high school students are not taking college classes.