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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California's size and diversity make universal preschool or extended paid leave a feat in some ways comparable to a national effort.
August 8, 2019
Families who would no longer qualify for food stamps under a new proposed rule will also lose their automatic eligibility for free or reduced-price school meals.
August 2, 2019
The questions on the children’s survey focus on experiences that range from sexual and physical abuse to parents separating or getting a divorce.
June 25, 2019
California is on the brink of making huge investments in young children, and EdSource is tracking 27 early childhood bills introduced in the Legislature this session.
June 24, 2019
Under the agreement, all 4-year-olds living in low-income neighborhoods would be eligible for state-subsidized preschool, with priority for low-income children first.
June 12, 2019
Proposals by Gov. Gavin Newsom and legislators would provide financial aid and ease the permitting process.
May 29, 2019
The West Contra Costa Unified School District has embarked on an 18-month plan to redesign a struggling East Bay school. Will it succeed?
May 13, 2019
Gov. Newsom adds funds for childcare vouchers, expanded preschool for low-income children, though not as quickly as planned.
May 10, 2019
If small children aren’t accurately counted, California could potentially get less federal funding than needed for programs such as Head Start.
May 2, 2019
Bolstering California’s increased focus on early childhood, statewide commission releases final recommendations
The report sets a long-term goal of preschool for all children, regardless of income, but focuses on expanding access first to children in low-income families.
April 29, 2019
More funding for full-day kindergarten questioned as many low-income California schools already offer it
Researchers say the greatest need in low-income communities is for programs serving children under 5 years old, such as preschool and transitional kindergarten.
April 25, 2019
Newsom has expanded paid family leave from six to eight weeks as of July 1, 2020, and he plans to extend it to six months per child by 2021-22.
April 19, 2019
California was ranked 14th in access to preschool for 4-year-olds, behind Oklahoma, Vermont, Florida, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Georgia and South Carolina, among other states.
April 17, 2019
In a district with an increasing number of students from various countries, this Oakland teacher wants to foster communication.