Daniel J. Willis, EdSource

Daniel J. Willis

EdSource

Concord, CA, United States

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Recent:
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Past:
  • EdSource
  • Santa Cruz Sentinel
  • East Bay Times
  • San Jose Mercury News

Past articles by Daniel:

California community colleges eye a different future amid pandemic disruption

The record pandemic-fueled loss in enrollment has put California Community Colleges at a turning point amid student demands for flexible classes, jobs training and easier paths to universities. → Read More

2022 California standardized test results wipe out years of steady progress

Smarter Balanced scores fell sharply in both math and English language arts, indicating it could take years for students to fully recover from the pandemic. → Read More

Preliminary glimpse at test scores shows steep declines in reading, math

The scores, which districts released individually at the request of EdSource, show sharp declines in all grade levels from 2019, before COVID forced the closure of most campuses to in-person learni… → Read More

Former CSU baseball coach sexually and racially harassed players and staff, investigation found

The investigation is just the latest in a string of sexual harassment and abuse cases involving California State University staff and administrators. → Read More

Find your school’s teacher qualifications

Database shows percentage of classes taught by teachers with the different qualifications. → Read More

California school enrollment over two decades: gains and losses by region with pandemic year drops

View and interact with school enrollment data showing regional changes in California over the last 20 years. → Read More

How going remote led to dramatic drops in public school students

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

Database: California’s community colleges enrollment changes

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

Searchable database: How much will colleges and universities get in new round of COVID-19 funds?

Covid-19 relief funds approved in December will deliver $21.2 billion to the nation's colleges and universities. More than $2.83 billion of that total will go to California institutions. → 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

Searchable database: How much will colleges and universities get in emergency stimulus funds in California and nationally?

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

Los Angeles Unified enrollment dips below 600,000, a first in more than three decades

The coronavirus pandemic has thrown LA Unified's budget into an uncertain state. Drops in enrollment further hurt the district's finances. → Read More

Search and compare data from the California School Dashboard, 2019

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

Reading scores drop in California, most states in much-watched national test

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

Slow growth, big disparities after 5 years of Smarter Balanced tests

Average scores have been rising in English language arts, but dropping in math as students progress through middle and high school — a cause for worry. → Read More

How much would it cost to adequately fund schools in California?

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

Interactive Map: California’s chronically absent students in 2017-18

View EdSource's interactive map showing the chronic absenteeism rates for school districts across California. The highest rates - higher than 10 percent - are clustered in rural areas. → Read More

In need of teacher housing, more California school districts building their own

School districts in the most expensive regions of California, struggling to pay salaries that keep pace with the high cost of living, are increasingly turning to housing incentives to attract new t… → Read More

In need of teacher housing, more California school districts building their own

School districts in the Bay Area are increasingly turning to housing incentives, such as affordable housing projects to attract new teachers and keep others from bolting the area due to the high co… → Read More

Interactive Map: Where teachers find affordable housing in California

Teachers in the most populated areas of California face formidable odds when it comes to securing housing throughout their careers. Explore three interactive maps that show the housing challenges California teachers face. → Read More