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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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Small special day class in Marin County gets a jump start on return to school.
May 27, 2020
100 days since the first alert, California’s education system grapples with upheaval and uncertainty
Still many uncertainties about when and how students will return to school.
May 20, 2020
With creativity and flair, first ceremonies were held on Friday and Saturday, with many more in the weeks ahead.
May 17, 2020
Education organizations have been pushing for about $250 billion for both K-12 and higher education, but the House bill calls for about $100 billion.
May 14, 2020
Opening would depend on widespread testing, sound hygiene and social distancing practices, and local conditions.
May 12, 2020
All of the state’s largest 30 districts will open before Labor Day, while half will open by the second week of August.
May 5, 2020
California has put on hold most aspects of its school accountability system. Following Gov. Newsom's executive order on April 23, state guidance on the Local Control and Accountability Plan expected soon.
April 26, 2020
With more than 6 million students sheltering in place, school districts across California are deciding how to grade students for their distance learning. This guide answers all of your questions on the various options.
April 22, 2020
The biggest challenges are that schools will have to change schedules and the way students gather to ensure that there is adequate physical distancing.
April 14, 2020
Students and teachers are on break at the same time districts trying to ramp up ambitious “distance learning” programs.
April 10, 2020
In rare display of leadership continuity, Long Beach Unified turns to another insider to fill district’s top post
One of California's largest districts, with over 73,000 students, has appointed deputy superintendent Jill Baker as its new superintendent.
April 9, 2020
In his own words: State superintendent Tony Thurmond on making distance learning work for all students
Says some students "have not checked in at all since March 13 when many of our schools closed."
April 6, 2020
County superintendents in Los Angeles and Orange County both recommend closure of schools for remainder of the school year but emphasize schools are still open for learning remotely.
April 2, 2020
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.