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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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.
December 17, 2019
A series of activities designed to teach math concepts inspired by children’s books is being piloted as part of a statewide early math initiative.
December 11, 2019
Parents and family child care providers are among the experts who will guide California’s efforts to expand and improve early childhood education in the state.
November 25, 2019
UC considering ways to help undocumented students stay in school, if their DACA status is terminated.
November 12, 2019
Thousands of California college students, graduates and employees would be at risk of deportation if DACA is terminated.
November 8, 2019
The classes are part of a state program to help children in foster care find and enroll in child care programs.
October 3, 2019
The new law requires doctors to screen children enrolled in Medi-Cal for developmental delays three times before they turn 3.
October 2, 2019
If the bill is approved, California will join 14 other states and the District of Columbia in requiring districts to offer full-day kindergarten.
September 16, 2019
Child care can change the lives of homeless children and their parents. Two counties are trying to help enroll them in free programs.
September 3, 2019
Federal government to restrict green cards for immigrants who could use food stamps or other aid in future
There is some evidence that California immigrant families are already disenrolling their children from public benefit programs, even though they are still eligible.