Theresa covers Oakland Unified and West Contra Costa Unified, among other topics. She came to EdSource from the Contra Costa Times/Bay Area News Group, where she covered regional, statewide and national education issues. She has been recognized with multiple awards for her education reporting by the California Newspaper Publishers Association, the San Francisco Peninsula Press Club and the California Teachers Association among others. She began her career as a producer managing children’s and other educational programming and print outreach for KQED. Theresa is an alumna of San Francisco State University where she received a B.A. degree in broadcast communications.
All articles by Theresa Harrington
More than 60 districts throughout California seek as little as $2 million up to $7 billion for school construction, repairs and technology.
October 28, 2020
Youth activists from San Francisco, Oakland, Berkeley, Palo Alto and Culver City are among those working to lower voting ages in cities and the state.
October 28, 2020
Two San Francisco Bay Area districts are expanding outreach to their most vulnerable students including those who are homeless, foster youth.
October 16, 2020
EdSource provides the latest information on the many changes underway.
September 11, 2020
Conflicting direction from the state added to confusion over whether schools could continue in-person instruction in Mendocino County.
August 21, 2020
Power outages due to heat wave could affect California residents through Wednesday, governor promises flexibility if schools are affected.
August 17, 2020
Oakland Unified reached a tentative agreement on distance learning which, if approved, will go into effect immediately upon ratification.
August 14, 2020
A citywide campaign raised $12.5 million to provide for low income students, but the devices have not yet arrived due to a backlog.
August 13, 2020
Backlog of records is expected to be added to county data within 72 hours, which will allow the state to unfreeze its county monitoring list.
August 10, 2020
After the data issues are resolved, counties will be able to make decisions about elementary school waivers, state official says.
August 7, 2020
Building on summer pilot program, nonprofit group wants to help Oakland students in a program that gives low-income parents a stipend to oversee their child's online learning.
August 5, 2020
After bargaining for three weeks, teachers’ union and district disagree on how to provide distance learning and when to reopen campuses safely.
July 31, 2020
District expects to implement new credit recovery policies and procedures and to better train staff in their use for the 2020-21 school year.
July 29, 2020
Bond measure to be placed on the Nov. 3 ballot would cover one-fifth of the $3.4 billion need identified in a Facilities Master Plan.
July 1, 2020
Board agreed to disband entire internal police department by end of the year and form a committee to come up with an alternative safety plan.