Louis Freedberg led EdSource as executive director from July 2011-April 2021. 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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Superintendent Austin Beutner says pandemic played a role in his departure.
April 22, 2021
Chancellor Eloy Oakley says remote instruction is likely in many courses, along with masks and social distancing.
March 23, 2021
The pandemic heightens regular challenges superintendents face during normal times and adds to tensions with school boards and teachers.
March 16, 2021
Newsom says there is "nothing more foundational to an equitable society than getting our kids safely back into classrooms," cites major progress in vaccinating school staff.
March 9, 2021
Relative unknown figure on education landscape, Cardona will be sworn in by Vice President Kamala Harris on Tuesday.
March 2, 2021
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.