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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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As Oakland teachers prepare for a strike, a state arbitrator points to a range of factors, such as basing state funding on attendance rather than enrollments, a disproportionate concentration of charter schools in urban districts and high special education and pension costs as potential stumbling blocks to reaching an agreement not only in Oakland but in other districts experiencing labor turmoil.
February 19, 2019
Teachers statewide joining the Red for Ed movement in support of higher pay, smaller class sizes and other changes.
February 15, 2019
On this day, the one-year anniversary of the Parkland shootings, let us remember the lesser known victims of gun attacks, the ones who make up the majority of those killed by violence involving firearms.
February 14, 2019
This is what Gov. Gavin Newsom said about education in his first State of the State speech on Jan. 12, 2019, delivered in the Assembly chambers in the State Capitol.
February 13, 2019
Choice of Linda Darling-Hammond sends the message that Newsom is seeking continuity on the state board.
February 12, 2019
He makes no mention of the fate of undocumented students currently in legal limbo in the United States, including about 75,000 enrolled in California's public colleges and universities.
February 6, 2019
United Teachers of Los Angeles questions the need for the panel, and says an "immediate cap" on charter schools is "urgently necessary."
February 5, 2019
Appointments tilt to the impact of early childhood, including naming California's first surgeon general, Dr. Nadine Burke Harris.
January 30, 2019
Rep. Bobby Scott, the new chairman of the House Education and Labor Committee, says he will seek bipartisan support for reauthorizing the Higher Education Act.
January 29, 2019
The former California attorney general and San Francisco district attorney also touches on gun violence in schools and law enforcement practices that could have fatal consequences for young people.
January 28, 2019
Show of strength by United Teachers Los Angeles despite efforts to weaken it by depriving it of union fees.
January 24, 2019
Left unclear is precisely how the dozens of provisions agreed to would be paid for.
January 22, 2019
California's largest school district joins the "Red for Ed" movement that until now has mobilized teachers in mostly Republican states.
January 14, 2019
After years in the shadows as lieutenant governor, Newsom is back in his element shaping and making policy, this time not for one city but for the most populous state in the nation.
January 11, 2019
Gov. Newsom wants universal preschool for low-income children in California to be phased in over three years
A transition team document says Newsom's proposed budget for the next fiscal year will call for $1.8 billion for kindergarten, child care and child development programs, although more details are expected when he releases his proposed budget later this week.