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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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Sal Khan, a pioneer in distance learning, warns that distance learning does not replace the value of in-person instruction.
August 3, 2020
California has put on hold most aspects of its school accountability system. Learn more about how the state is handling accountability during the coronavirus pandemic.
July 22, 2020
All staff and students in grades 3-12 will be required to wear face coverings, and those who don’t can be sent home to learn via distance learning.
July 17, 2020
Many districts will open with online instruction but hope to bring more students back later in the fall depending on health conditions.
July 15, 2020
Despite threats from President Trump and Betsy DeVos to cut off federal funding, growing number of districts in California say they will open in fall offering mostly distance learning
July 14, 2020
Message reinforced by American Academy of Pediatrics that clarifies that it believes children should be in school, but only if it can be done safely.
July 9, 2020
Don Shalvey takes on challenge of boosting education and workplace outcomes for youth in Stockton area.
July 7, 2020
President says children are being “taught to hate their own country,” while former vice president Joe Biden says teachers should have more authority in the classroom
July 6, 2020
It's possible that one day youth contributions to racial justice in the United States will be memorialized, just as they are in South Africa.
June 17, 2020
If Congress fails to approve additional funding, it would have a drastic impact on education in California.
June 15, 2020
UC Irvine to offer remote undergraduate instruction in fall, but students will still be allowed on campus
Irvine's decision is the first among the nine University of California campuses that enroll undergraduates.
June 11, 2020
Draft interim guidance on the reopening of schools allows for flexibility on multiple issues and stresses local
May 28, 2020
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.