January 5, 2023

It’s January, time to reflect on the past months and look ahead at the coming year. At EdSource that means veteran reporter John Fensterwald is making predictions. Every year, John gets out his crystal ball and tells us a fortune – what he thinks might or might not happen in California education in the new year. We also check in with some other reporters about what stories they will cover this year.


  • John Fensterwald, Editor-at-large, EdSource
  • Carolyn Jones, Reporter, EdSource
  • Emma Gallegos, Reporter, EdSource
  • Ashley A. Smith, Reporter, EdSource

Read more from EdSource: California education issues to watch in 2023 — and predictions of what might happen

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