Zaidee Stavely 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.
All articles by Zaidee Stavely
With most instruction now remote and with less class time, students don’t spend as much time exposed to their new language.
November 6, 2020
Researchers say students learning English need more small groups and live instruction, so they can practice speaking and listening.
October 7, 2020
Some parents are also opting for preschool because a more familiar environment offers comfort during the pandemic.
September 15, 2020
Parent leaders can be crucial for helping low-income families and those who do not speak English navigate distance learning.
August 28, 2020
Some California students may find themselves in child care in the very classrooms they are barred from entering for in-person instruction.
August 11, 2020
Many providers are missing rent payments and racking up credit card debt, in addition to worrying they will be infected with the coronavirus.
August 3, 2020
In addition to advocating for higher pay per subsidized child, providers say they will call for more training and more access to subsidies.
July 27, 2020
Close to a fifth of the cases were among children, about a third were among staff and another third were among parents.
July 17, 2020
The decision was announced at the beginning of the first hearing of a federal lawsuit filed by Harvard University and M.I.T.
July 14, 2020
The state of California and the University of California are both suing the federal government over the policy.
July 9, 2020
Weighing the risks and benefits is overwhelming and has left many parents uncertain, especially since school district plans are still fluid.
June 29, 2020
Some preschool and child care providers are finding creative ways to reduce health risks, while also meeting children’s developmental needs.
June 24, 2020
Child care programs are reopening in California with significant changes to reduce the risk of transmission of Covid-19. This interactive infographic shows some of the changes detailed in new health and safety guidelines.
June 24, 2020
The budget still slashes investments to expand subsidized preschool, build more child care centers and train more early childhood teachers.