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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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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.
February 8, 2017
The state formed committees to support implementation of the Common Core standards, Next Generation Science Standards and History-Social Science standards.
January 30, 2017
'Thrival Academies' program aims to expand to 100 Oakland Unified students next year and to launch in Indianapolis in 2018-19.
January 8, 2017
Los Medanos Elementary students learn Common Core concepts in fun ways and excel academically.
December 14, 2016
University of Chicago and University of Southern California study found 13 percent return on investment in high-quality early education programs for children from birth to age 5.
December 13, 2016
PISA tests show a lower-than-average percentage of U.S. students were high-performing in math, while a higher-than-average percentage of U.S. students were below proficient in math last year.
December 6, 2016
The Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study, or TIMSS, assessed 4th-graders, 8th-graders and advanced 12th-graders in 2015.
November 29, 2016
State propositions extend tax on wealthy residents, fund a $9 billion construction bond and repeal English-only instruction law.
November 9, 2016
Results from standards-aligned tests are closer to NAEP scores, and California's tests were among the more "honest" in assessing student performance, report finds.
November 1, 2016
The State Board of Education is expected to vote on withholding a small portion of the contract payment.
October 31, 2016
Schools must spend improvement grants on one of seven different reform options.