Michael Collier was a contributing writer and editor at EdSource.
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Thousands of California early ed programs receive first quality ratings
Quality ratings vary widely from county to county.
March 6, 2016
Obama's budget gives $4 billion to K-12 computer science programs
The funding would boost teacher training and build partnerships.
February 9, 2016
California lawsuit appeal pursues claim of inadequate education funding
A ruling in the case is expected within the next 90 days.
January 27, 2016
State board encourages creativity in summarizing accountability plans
Some districts are using summaries and graphic elements.
John Fensterwald And Michael Collier
November 6, 2015
Head Start parents in California step up to teach their kids math
The Early Math Family Engagement Project emphasizes the role of parents.
October 6, 2015
Libraries reach out to rural day care homes to help improve quality
The program is part of a statewide effort focused on early education.
August 5, 2015
Adjoining counties devise different strategies to expand preschool
With state money limited, local officials try new approaches.
June 10, 2015
Many students in Silicon Valley community not reading by 3rd grade
A new program aims to boost reading skills and close the achievement gap.
May 27, 2015
Popular LA preschool language program is targeted once again
The program focuses on developing students’ language abilities.
April 30, 2015
Hit by recession, family child care homes are coming back
Providers who lost their homes are back in business.
April 21, 2015
Districts adopting measures to assess students in earliest grades
K-2 assessments changing to adapt to the Common Core.
March 19, 2015
Middle-class families get little help in paying for early care
As preschool costs rise, so does stress on middle-income families.
March 4, 2015
Head Start programs in California rebound as funding increases
California is receiving nearly $1 billion for early learning programs.
February 18, 2015
New lawmakers rise instantly to run committees on children's policies
In a sign of how much term limits are affecting the legislative process in California, freshman legislators have been appointed to chair four out of six key committees handling education and children's issues – even though they had no prior experience as lawmakers in the state Capital.