All articles by Rose Ciotta
Project on rural education in California garners awards for EdSource
"Rural California: An Education Divide," a mini-doc on the deep needs in California's rural areas, won first place national and statewide awards.
July 21, 2020
How did students at your child’s school do on Smarter Balanced tests?
Readers can access results for California’s Smarter Balanced tests taken by students in the spring in nearly 10,000 school statewide.
October 10, 2019
Educators learn early results of Gates initiative to improve student outcomes
Helping black, Latino and low income students to graduate and succeed in college and beyond requires a new strategy that is getting major funding from the Gates Foundation.
July 17, 2019
Living where they teach a fading dream for many California teachers
Rising housing costs have hit teachers hard, especially those at the bottom of the salary scale working in California's coastal and metro areas.
Daniel J. Willis
April 17, 2019
California school district pension payments: How EdSource did this story
EdSource analyzed state data to determine how per-student payments to employee pension funds increased for most districts from 2013-14 to 2017-18.
March 21, 2019
After seven-day strike, Oakland teachers approve new contract
The district and teachers' union reach a four-year agreement that would give teachers an 11 percent raise, plus a 3 percent bonus.
By Theresa Harrington
March 3, 2019
After hours of testimony, California state board rejects two history textbooks, approves 10 others
Following the longest public comment session in board history, board rejects two Houghton Mifflin Harcourt texts, agreeing with advisory commission.
November 9, 2017
California's top education official joins court fight to stop threat of fiscal penalties to sanctuaries
Torlakson filed a brief in support of the Santa Clara County lawsuit against Trump's anti-sanctuary order.