Sydney Johnson covers math and science, among other topics. Before joining EdSource, Sydney was an assistant editor at EdSurge where she covered higher education and technology. Her work has also appeared in Slate, The Huffington Post, the East Bay Express, San Francisco magazine and other outlets. She has a B.A. and a B.S. from UC Berkeley.
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The state is in the process of rewriting its mathematics guidance for schools and teachers, hoping to expand access to advanced math.
July 26, 2021
The Advanced Education Research & Development Fund is calling for project proposals on how assessment can be done better.
July 21, 2021
The bill will enable local governments and nonprofits to bypass private companies and build their own broadband infrastructure.
July 15, 2021
The education trailer bill extends independent study to students whose health would be put at risk by in-person instruction.
July 7, 2021
Parents and education advocacy groups are urging Gov. Gavin Newsom to extend distance learning provisions for the upcoming school year.
June 7, 2021
U.S. and California health officials recently expanded emergency authorization for the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccines for anyone ages 12 and up.
May 21, 2021
Voluntary guidance for math instruction faces criticism from parents saying it stunts potential for students in advanced math pathways.
May 20, 2021
The funding was announced Friday alongside a sweeping set of proposals for K-12 education in California as part of the annual May budget proposal.
May 14, 2021
The vast majority of rural California students now have access to computers at home, but thousands still can't connect to the internet.
May 14, 2021
California released updated guidance for school districts deciding whether Smarter Balanced or a local assessment is their more viable option.
May 4, 2021
California state officials have not yet outlined in detail what conditions must exist for a district to select an alternative assessment.
April 8, 2021
Local assessments an option if statewide tests aren't viable during pandemic, California officials signal
California’s plan would still offer Smarter Balanced assessments in math and English language arts, the California Science Test, as well as tests for English learners.
April 2, 2021
Across the country, 32% of 4th-grade students have been offered hybrid instruction and 47% have been offered fully in-person instruction.
March 24, 2021
Groups opposing local assessments argue that the results will not be easily or accurately compared on a statewide level.
March 17, 2021
Teachers pushed through difficult days to find solutions that kept kids learning during an upended school year. Some changes may stick.