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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.
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An 8:30 a.m. start time for middle and high schoolers could add $10.2 billion to California's economy within a decade, according to a RAND study.
August 30, 2017
California remains strongly committed to Common Core standards in math and English language arts, which focus on critical thinking and problem-solving. The standards have been adopted by more than 40 states.
August 25, 2017
Gabriela Orozco Gonzalez, a teacher in the Los Angeles area, discusses Common Core lessons, teacher collaboration, testing and educating English learners.
August 24, 2017
Spanish-speaking teachers getting special training to meet California's demand for more bilingual teachers
As districts expand bilingual programs, they're ramping up training so teachers who speak Spanish can teach Common Core and standards for English learners.
August 21, 2017
Virtual and in-person math conferences feature experts who share resources and strategies to help teachers foster mathematical curiosity in students.
July 31, 2017
Report is based on surveys of nine rural districts about support for implementation of Common Core standards in math and English language arts.
July 26, 2017
U.S. Education Secretary and American Federation of Teachers President's comments highlight division that exists between some school choice advocates and those who back traditional public schools.
July 20, 2017
New state policy is expected to help schools meet California's Vision of Success for English learners.
July 18, 2017
Project Lead the Way, the California Mathematics Council and Storyline Online provide ideas for activities parents and children can do together.
July 14, 2017
Former teacher Tracy Johnston Zager draws on classroom observations, personal experiences, research and other resources to inspire math teachers.
July 14, 2017
More students applied to CSU and UC colleges once they got timely information from counselors and others.
July 12, 2017
Oakland joins districts in California and across the country that see improvements in math proficiency among students who work with ST Math
July 4, 2017
Budget increases Local Control Funding Formula to 97 percent, boosts higher education spending and preschool eligibility.