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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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About 20 percent of California students do not have access to the internet at home.
April 1, 2020
EdSource is tracking schools in California that have closed due to the coronavirus.
March 25, 2020
State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond is urging the small district in Tulare County to close.
March 24, 2020
Nearly all California K-12 districts closed to avoid spread of coronavirus while few in rural remain open
More than 99 percent of all K-12 students in California are affected by school closings.
March 18, 2020
School districts can't cancel testing without approval, but they can delay it to later in the school year.
March 11, 2020
Experts say lack of child care, limited access to internet and computers for some, and teacher training would hinder online learning for many schools.
March 5, 2020
Los Angeles Unified is encouraging STEM schools to get a certificate indicating that the school meets high standards set by the district.
March 3, 2020
The results are the first set of scores for a new test aligned with California’s new science standards.
February 7, 2020
Family coding events have spurred some districts to increase computer science offerings during the school day.
February 5, 2020
For years the need for trained and qualified teachers has been growing in schools across California, especially in math and science.
January 15, 2020
Only about a third of California households in rural areas are subscribed to internet service, compared with 78 percent in urban areas.
December 6, 2019
U.S. math scores have not budged significantly since 2003 on the worldwide assessment.
December 3, 2019
Math scores for Latino students have more than doubled at Robbins Elementary since 2014-15.
November 18, 2019
Similar to other STEM fields, employers in California’s natural resources industries are in need of a larger and more diverse pool of applicants.
November 1, 2019
Schools and colleges across the state have had to shut their doors this week due to smoke, power shutoffs or direct fire danger.