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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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Asked whether he would be comfortable going into a classroom and teaching, Fauci says “It’s tough because I’ve not been in that situation.”
February 22, 2021
School board President Gabriela López said she wants “to provide more opportunities for community input.”
February 22, 2021
Newsom’s plan to reserve 10% of vaccines for teachers could lead to more schools reopening, but it could take too long to satisfy many parents if teachers insist on being fully immunized before returning
February 20, 2021
School staff will get both vaccines before facing children, and staff and students will be required to take asymptomatic tests weekly.
February 18, 2021
California needs 'common application' for its public college and universities, higher ed panel urges
Panel convened by Newsom administration presents post-pandemic roadmap for higher education, including streamlining admissions and transfer process.
February 16, 2021
Voluntary CDC guidelines leave many issues up to local communities to decide, including vaccinations and testing.
February 12, 2021
In his own words: ‘Educators in front of students should be vaccinated,’ says CTA president E. Toby Boyd
Head of teachers' union says CTA's guidance are recommendations to local chapters, and that reopening should be a "collaborative process with all stakeholders involved."
February 10, 2021
Supt. Vincent Matthews, in EdSource’s podcast, says city attorney in San Francisco should have given him a heads-up before filing suit against the district.
February 5, 2021
San Francisco lawsuit is the first of its kind in California, and likely the country, as schools grapple with distance learning.
February 3, 2021
Biden addressed the issue on Jan. 26 in his first press conference since becoming president.
January 26, 2021
New president will issue executive orders on DACA, student loans and immigration enforcement on his first day in office; more ambitious proposals will have to wait for Congressional approval.
January 20, 2021
President-elect Biden nominates San Diego Unified’s Cindy Marten, who taught for 17 years, to fill number two slot at the U.S. Department of Education.
January 19, 2021
The funds are included in Newsom's proposed budget for the coming fiscal year, and will cover the first year of a what is expected to take 5 years to fully build out the system.
January 12, 2021
Gov. Newsom’s “Safe Schools for All” plan offers hope for reopening more schools for in-person instruction, but school districts have to traverse many obstacles to get there, with little time to do it.
January 6, 2021
Gov. Gavin Newsom says that funding for expanded school year will be in his January budget, but provides no details.