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 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.
April 30, 2020
Home visitors are making video calls and parking outside homes to provide mobile hotspots to keep connecting with the families they serve.
April 23, 2020
Organizations like Head Start and the First 5 Association of California are sending census materials to homes and grocery stores.
April 15, 2020
Gov. Newsom issued an executive order that makes it easier to provide child care for the children of essential workers.
April 6, 2020
For one measure, a question remains over whether a citizens initiative needs a two-thirds vote or a simple majority.
March 27, 2020
Child care programs increasingly face closure, putting a strain on businesses and parents watching children at home while working.
March 26, 2020
Providers are asking for funding to pay for additional assistants and substitutes, along with other expenses.
March 18, 2020
Alameda County may choose to wait to begin collecting the new sales tax until legal challenges involving other initiatives are resolved.
March 6, 2020
Alameda County, Sacramento and Emeryville all have measures on the ballot that would either generate or set aside funds for child care.
February 20, 2020
School officials report families are concerned about signing up for school lunch and other services.
January 31, 2020
By 2021, 20,000 more low-income 4-year-olds could enroll in preschool.
January 10, 2020
Children’s health could be affected by Supreme Court DACA ruling, advocates say.
January 9, 2020
The early childhood workforce is one area where some experts believe Newsom and the Legislature have fallen short.
January 7, 2020
It could soon get harder to find out how many preschoolers were suspended more than once or how many young children had access to preschool.