Sydney Johnson, SF Examiner

Sydney Johnson

SF Examiner

San Francisco, CA, United States

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  • PBS
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  • East Bay Express
  • Modern Luxury Manhattan
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Recent articles by Sydney:

Laguna Honda halts discharges after deaths; future of the hospital still unclear

Laguna Honda Hospital and Rehabilitation Center is halting transfers for its remaining 600 residents following four deaths that occurred shortly after their relocation, according to a notice sent to residents → Read More

Quick Guide: What is independent study in California?

A nonprofit organization reporting on key education challenges in California and beyond. → Read More

Local assessments an option if Smarter Balanced tests ‘not viable,’ U.S. education officials affirm

A non-profit organization reporting on key education challenges in California and beyond. → Read More

California school districts get OK to choose local assessments over statewide tests this spring

A non-profit organization reporting on key education challenges in California and beyond. → Read More

California could allow school districts to choose their own standardized tests this year

Groups opposing local assessments argue that the results will not be easily or accurately compared on a statewide level. → Read More

University of California expands list of courses that meet math requirement for admission

The decision comes after CSU delayed a vote to add a quantitative reasoning course — in addition to 3 years of math — as an admission requirement. → Read More

On or off? California schools weigh webcam concerns during distance learning

A non-profit journalism website reporting on key education issues in California and beyond. → Read More

Rural California district stays open despite statewide stay-at-home order

A non-profit journalism website reporting on key education issues in California and beyond. → Read More

Less than a third of California students met or exceeded standards on new science test

The results are the first set of scores for a new test aligned with California’s new science standards. → Read More

New push in California to increase diversity among math and science teachers

A non-profit journalism website reporting on key education issues in California and beyond. → Read More

PBS

Why internet stops once school ends for many rural California students

The divide between students who have access to internet and computers required to do assignments at home and those who don’t threatens to slow down efforts to close the gap in educational opportunities between students in rural regions of California and their wealthier counterparts around the state. → Read More

California science teachers offer more input on new classroom materials

A new rubric for science textbooks aims to help teachers understand the state standards while picking out new materials. → Read More

Nationwide project provides free science materials to meet California’s new standards

The materials are not on the state’s list of approved science programs, which many districts will turn to as they begin their curriculum adoption process. → Read More

Study: More than half of California high schools lack computer science courses

A non-profit journalism website reporting on key education issues in California and beyond. → Read More

Almost a third of teenagers sleep with their phones, survey finds

A non-profit journalism website reporting on key education issues in California and beyond. → Read More

Better Representation in Artificial Intelligence Starts Early

Artificial intelligence is changing things—or, the people who are building the algorithms and technologies behind artificial intelligence are. But like ... → Read More

This Neuroscientist Wants to Know Your Brain On Art—and How It Improves Learning

Research around the way humans learn is booming these days. Consider viral brain-based teaching trends and explorations of how the act of teaching ... → Read More

Teachable Moments: What We Learn When We Teach

Teaching isn’t a simple one-way exchange. Often there are lessons to be learned from the very act of teaching, whether it’s an instructor finding new ... → Read More

Teachable Moments: Reaching Students Through Technology

It’s easy to think of the ways that technology can make humans feel alienated or alone: less in-person interaction, or feelings of FOMO—that’s the Fear ... → Read More

Teachable Moments: Connecting With Students In — and Out — of the Classroom

It’s often said that teaching and learning doesn’t always take place in the classroom—some of the most important lessons are learned on the playground, ... → Read More