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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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.
June 23, 2020
The decision is a victory for DACA recipients who have been on edge for months.
June 18, 2020
To learn English, children need a lot of practice speaking aloud and interacting with others, which was difficult when school campuses closed.
June 11, 2020
Newsom is proposing to eliminate new preschool slots and cut payments to subsidized child care providers by 10%, among other cuts.
May 14, 2020
The first 10,000 preschool slots are on hold until July, and it’s unclear if there will be enough money for the next 20,000 preschool slots.
May 1, 2020
Creating one online site where families all over the state can search for open child care programs has been a state goal for years.