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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Community members handed out free water, snacks and hand sanitizer as students and families marched down Broadway.
June 1, 2020
State officials are developing guidelines on how to safely bring students back to campus.
May 21, 2020
Some charter schools with technology already in place are putting greater emphasis on family support during the coronavirus pandemic.
May 18, 2020
More than a month since most schools first closed, at least 270,000 students remain disconnected to the internet at home.
May 1, 2020
Privacy experts share best practices for video as California schools make the switch to online learning.
April 29, 2020
As schools scramble to figure out distance learning plans, one district shares what’s worked a month into distance learning.
April 27, 2020
Donations announced Monday are beginning to chip away at the daunting task of connecting all students to devices and internet from home.
April 21, 2020
“Let's face it, there's been a digital divide in California for decades,” California State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond said.
April 16, 2020
Some companies are cancelling summer internships altogether amid the coronavirus pandemic.
April 9, 2020
State education officials are calling on more companies and individuals to donate laptops and WiFi hotspots for students.
April 7, 2020
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.