Zaidee Stavely covers bilingual education, early education and immigration as it relates to schools and hosts EdSource’s Education Beat podcast. She is a bilingual print and radio reporter who has worked in Mexico and the U.S. She has covered education, immigration, environmental justice and traditional arts for KQED, Radio Bilingüe, and Public Radio International’s “The World,” among other outlets. Zaidee has won numerous awards for her journalism, including an Emmy, a Regional Edward R. Murrow Award, an Excellence in Journalism Award from SPJ Northern California, and the Rubén Salazar Award from CCCNMA: Latino Journalists of California. She grew up in rural Mendocino County, where both her parents taught in public one-room schoolhouses. She has a Master’s degree from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and a B.A. in Latin American and Latino Studies and Community Studies from UC Santa Cruz. She lives in Oakland with her husband and two children.
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The bill would require the state to separate out test scores in English language arts, math and science for subgroups of English learners.
August 1, 2022
Students learn listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills, by interviewing and writing articles, in this six-week summer class.
July 28, 2022
School districts struggle to hire bilingual teachers in all languages, but the shortage is more severe for teachers fluent in Asian languages.
June 24, 2022
Teachers in three school systems learned strategies to help multilingual learners engage with rigorous math assignments.
May 24, 2022
Some experts say California needs to expand the number of programs that offer bilingual teaching authorizations and recruit new potential teachers.
April 20, 2022
Many Los Angeles County districts are changing some English language development classes to make them more engaging and so that they meet college entrance requirements.
April 7, 2022
Some California teachers and researchers say tests must be carefully designed to avoid misdiagnosing dyslexia in students who are learning English.
March 7, 2022
Elected officials and advocates for allowing noncitizen parents to vote in the San Francisco school board recall say it’s important because many of the district’s parents are not citizens.
February 4, 2022
Teachers in Los Angeles Unified will get specialized training to help students learn English at the critical fourth- and fifth-grade level.
December 23, 2021
Advocates say the expansion of transitional kindergarten is an opportunity to offer high-quality preschool to more children who speak a language other than English at home.
December 20, 2021
Colleges interpret the laws differently and have different requirements for undocumented students to receive financial aid.
November 30, 2021
A new report says California still has many students who are still learning English after more than six years enrolled in school.
October 28, 2021
Some parents who chose independent study say their children will lose progress in becoming bilingual if immersion programs are not offered.
October 20, 2021
Immigrant rights groups say the administration's move to protect DACA isn’t enough because it does not provide a path to citizenship for recipients.