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
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.
June 28, 2017
High quality teaching is key to student success in high-performing countries and school systems, study finds.
June 27, 2017
Standardized test results from 2015 and 2016 show disadvantaged students aren't progressing as quickly as wealthier, English-fluent peers.
June 7, 2017
California students go online in record numbers to take Common Core-aligned tests, with few glitches
Familiarity with tests and increased Internet capabilities helped districts administer assessments, but state system experienced glitches when overloaded.
May 29, 2017
Better Math Teaching Network in New England is testing new high school math instructional strategies to be shared with educators around the country.
May 16, 2017
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.