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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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Poverty levels in schools key determinant of achievement gaps, not racial or ethnic composition, study finds
Researchers say the concentrations of black and Hispanic students in high-poverty schools should still be a focus of education reform.
September 23, 2019
In a shift from an era when teachers were blamed for students' failures, several candidates express support for teachers.
September 13, 2019
Gov. Newsom signed legislation that will ban out-of-school suspensions for disruptive behavior and willful defiance after next July.
September 9, 2019
Suspensions for willful defiance have declined sharply in recent years, but Sen. Nancy Skinner says more state action is needed.
September 9, 2019
Former State Board of Education president says that there is strong support in California for the California School Dashboard.
September 6, 2019
A push in L.A. Unified to devise a 1-to-5 ranking of its schools would be at odds with the statewide system that avoids a “summative rating.”
September 5, 2019
The school board will look into exactly how it will conceal the mural, but proponents of keeping the mural open to public view say they will now consider what options they have to do so.
August 14, 2019
California Teachers Association loses thousands of members after faculty association decides to 'disaffiliate'
The decision by California Faculty Association this spring to end its long-standing relationship with the CTA took place with little public notice
August 1, 2019
Recently retired, Gail Gregorio will replace CTA veteran Joe Nuñez, who was abruptly let go as executive director last week.
July 22, 2019
CTA provides no explanation for why it terminated Joe Nuñez after six years as executive director and nearly 25 years as a CTA employee; search for his successor to begin immediately.
July 18, 2019
Berkeley’s 2020 Vision initiative was supposed to eliminate achievement gaps for the entering kindergarten class in 2007 but a year from its target date, it is clear that it still has a long way to go in reaching its ambitious goals.
July 5, 2019
National gathering of charter educators and supporters comes at a time of slowing growth and increasing resistance by teachers unions and in state Legislatures.
July 2, 2019
Most school districts oversee only a handful of charter schools, and lack the skills or resources to fully oversee them.
June 19, 2019
Sponsoring legislators make their proposals two-year bills after a lack of support.
June 3, 2019
Oakland report on charter schools provides one of the most detailed portraits of their impact on a large urban district.