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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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The State Board of Education agreed to spend $1.5 million more on testing, including nearly $500,000 on new "Science Academies" intended to help teachers better understand the Next Generation Science Standards.
May 10, 2017
The longtime education leader says public schools must serve the needs of parents and students as the Trump administration focuses on school choice.
May 8, 2017
The pilot Thrival World Academies program, which took 11 Oakland high school students to Thailand for three months, hopes to expand to 25 students next year.
May 2, 2017
Jeff Duncan-Andrade, an associate professor and school teacher and leader in Oakland, says a focus on equity could lead to a renaissance in education.
April 24, 2017
After educators say interim test reports designed to improve teaching were too vague to be useful, the consortium that created them promises to do better.
April 16, 2017
Dr. Corinne Hyde talks about Common Core controversy, standards implementation, tests, curriculum materials and USC's online guide to the Common Core.
March 22, 2017
Workshop participants expressed concerns about data timeliness, local indicators, how data relate to districts’ accountability plans, and how charter data are reported.
March 20, 2017
E.M. Grimmer Elementary in Fremont, which has a high percentage of low-income and Latino students, was among 19 district schools – or 58 percent – that were ranked at the highest level in math on state standards.
March 16, 2017
Two California schools among hundreds in U.S. taking international test to compare themselves globally
More than 100 U.S. schools are using an international test of 15-year-olds to see how they stack up against others around the world.
February 28, 2017
Sean Nank, American College of Education professor, discusses Common Core math, instructional strategies, curriculum and the beauty of patterns.
February 27, 2017
Anne Udall, of the New Teacher Center, talks about how the Every Student Succeeds Act, or ESSA, is affecting Common Core implementation.
February 9, 2017
Reviews of math and English language arts materials, along with a list of materials recommended by the California Board of Education, are available online.