John Fensterwald, EdSource

John Fensterwald

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San Jose, CA, United States

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  • L.A. Daily News

Past articles by John:

What teachers want you to know about this year

Members of EdSource's Teachers Advisory Group share their experiences with returning to school after the pandemic lockdowns. → Read More

California will give a short version of its standardized math and English tests next spring

State Board agrees to cut as much as 2 hours from lengthy Smarter Balanced assessments; parents won't receive as many details as in past. → Read More

Changes for educating quarantined California students proposed by governor, Legislature

State leaders recognize crisis some districts face but don't backtrack from applying independent study to students sidelined by delta variant. → Read More

Quick Guide: What is independent study in California?

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

Newsom to announce plan to encourage in-person instruction in elementary grades

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

Congress approves billions more in Covid relief for schools and colleges

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

California issues rules for opening schools to high-needs students

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

Some California districts, teachers struggle to agree on distance learning

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

Official figures released on state, federal CARES Act funding to districts to address Covid-19

Official awards from CARES Act funding to California school districts now public. Funds can be used for protective equipment and supplies, student meals and planning for school reopening. → Read More

California charter schools sue state for not funding additional students this year

School funding is based on last year’s student enrollments but that eliminates money for charter schools that already had planned to expand. → Read More

Gov. Newsom names three members to California’s State Board of Education

Riverside administrator Cynthia Glover Woods, Yurok Tribe leader James McQuillen and bilingual high school teacher Haydee Rodriguez join the board. → Read More

California lawmakers would spare K-12 schools from any budget cuts

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

Most parents are worried school closures will leave their students behind, survey finds

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

$31 billion in federal coronavirus relief coming soon to schools, college students and universities

The money for education is a small piece of a record $2 trillion in coronavirus relief but vitally needed as a recession looms in California. → Read More

Post-Prop. 13: Why a likely winner may end up California election’s big loser

Several factors — confusion with a more famous 13, tax fatigue, anxiety over the stock market — may have led to the measure's likely defeat. → Read More

What California voters need to know about proposed $15 billion school construction bond: a quick guide

The state bond will underwrite some construction costs of schools and universities, with extra help for low-income districts. → Read More

Gov. Newsom, Legislative Analyst disagree on priority for K-12 spending next year

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

Gavin Newsom’s 1st-year K-12 scorecard: good grades on priorities and some incompletes

He forged a compromise to revise California's charter school law and gave districts unexpected help to pay employee pension obligations. → Read More

California education issues to watch in 2020 — and predictions of what will happen

Gov. Newsom will bring the school bond to victory but steer clear of the "split-roll" initiative. You can bet your Fensters on it. → Read More

Some ratings rise in 3rd year of California School Dashboard

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