Nico covers higher education and K-12 topics. Before joining EdSource, he covered higher education for the Wisconsin State Journal in Madison, Wisconsin. A Bay Area native, he got his start in journalism at Youth Radio, a nonprofit media outlet based in Oakland. He has also covered crime, courts, law enforcement, protests, county fairs, zoo animals, Rose Bowls and Frozen Fours for the State Journal, The Janesville Gazette and The Daily Cardinal. His work has been recognized by the Wisconsin Freedom of Information Council, the Wisconsin Newspaper Association and the Society of Professional Journalists. He received a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Wisconsin.
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Just over half of voters said free community college tuition should be a high or very high priority for new state funding, new poll finds.
December 12, 2018
Enrollment from California students in the Western Undergraduate Exchange tuition reciprocity program has more than tripled over the past decade.
December 2, 2018
Advocates are pushing for the overhaul so more students receive Cal Grants and so the funds cover non-tuition expenses such as housing.
November 30, 2018
The district posts lead test results online, but parents say that isn’t enough. They want the district to warn parents when high lead levels are found.
November 18, 2018
California voters support guaranteeing minimum levels of state funding for public universities, survey finds.
November 16, 2018
As of Thursday evening, election results show Marshall Tuck leading Tony Thurmond 50.6 percent to 49.4 percent, a margin of about 69,000 votes.
November 8, 2018
EdVoice and the California Teachers Association are making their influence felt in dozens of campaigns for Assembly and Senate.
November 2, 2018
Negative ads tie Marshall Tuck to the Trump administration and blame Tony Thurmond for problems in a district where he was a board member.
October 22, 2018
Committees supporting Marshall Tuck and Tony Thurmond have raised $27.4 million, of which nearly $12 million came in in the last three weeks alone.
October 9, 2018
Child care centers will be required to test their drinking water for lead under a new law that builds on a similar requirement for K-12 schools.
October 4, 2018
Eleni Kounalakis and Ed Hernandez want to use the lieutenant governor’s office to make college more affordable.
October 3, 2018
Whoever wins the lieutenant governor’s race between Ed Hernandez and Eleni Kounalakis will have a seat on the UC and CSU governing boards.
September 26, 2018
Oakland, San Diego and Berkeley Unified are among the districts that have adopted lower limits for lead in water than the state law.
September 26, 2018
Los Angeles Unified has tested water in all of its schools for lead over the last decade, but critics say its policies put children at risk.
September 25, 2018
A new law requires schools to test their water for lead, but children could remain exposed to dangerous levels of the toxic metal.