Karen D'Souza, EdSource

Karen D'Souza


San Francisco Bay Area, CA, United States

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Recent articles by Karen:

Should kindergarten change in California?

Children from low-income families often start school with fewer academic skills than their more affluent peers, experts say, an issue exacerbated by the pandemic. → Read More

Review: Jolting ‘Octet’ at Berkeley Rep probes our internet obsessions

Dave Malloy’s chamber musical plays at Berkeley Rep, holding a mirror up to our unsettling obsession with the dark corners of the internet. → Read More

Two new bills would change Calif. Kindergarten

(EDSOURCE) – Two newly introduced bills could significantly impact the early education landscape in California if they eventually become law. State Sen. Susan Rubio, D-Baldwin Park, is champi… → Read More

Review: Prophetic ‘Gem of the Ocean’ shines at TheatreWorks

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley’s revival of August Wilson’s ‘Gem of the Ocean’ spotlights playwright’s warning that race, anger scar America. → Read More

Review: ‘Fefu and Her Friends’ in SF an adventure for theater fans

‘Fefu and Her Friends,’ a groundbreaking immersive theater show, takes over American Conservatory Theater’s Strand Theater. → Read More

Women billionaires transform early childhood education through philanthropy

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Millions of children fall back into poverty as Covid-era relief expires, experts say

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Review: New, revised ‘Cursed Child’ is magic for Harry Potter fans

A revised “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child,” trimmed from two parts to one, keeps the magical special effects while making the small moments shine brighter. → Read More

California child care workers struggle to survive

Hunger has emerged as a key issue. within the child care workforce. Of the roughly 1 million child care workers in the country, research shows, 1 in 3 experienced food insecurity. → Read More

California’s subsidized preschool program may expand to toddlers

Growing California's supply of toddler care options, particularly subsidized preschool, helps the state’s working families, experts say. → Read More

Review: ‘Freestyle Love Supreme’ celebrates life’s lively beats

‘Freestyle Love Supreme,’ the improvisational hip-hop show by Lin-Manuel Miranda, Anthony Veneziale and Thomas Kail, is the fun, bawdy show we need. → Read More

Review: ‘Band’s Visit’ in SF is not your typical musical (and that’s good)

‘The Band’s Visit’ — quiet and melancholy rather than big and booming — is playing in SF at just the right time. → Read More

Catch the annual Monarch butterfly migration in Pacific Grove right now

This is prime migration season for Monarch butterflies. Here’s where to see them and how to learn more. → Read More

California’s poverty rate likely to have worsened in 2021

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Review: ‘Woman in Black’ in SF serves up glorious old-school scares

'The Woman in Black,' based on Susan Hill's famed gothic novel, presents a ghost story that will rattle you to the bone. → Read More

Review: Why we need this ‘Christmas Carol’ more than ever

The Broadway revival of 'A Christmas Carol' playing in SF presents a darker, more imposing Scrooge whose redemption offers hope for a troubled age. → Read More

84% of parents are overwhelmed by cost of child care, survey shows

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Review: Berkeley Rep returns to live stage with winning ‘Wintertime’

Berkeley Rep’s return is worth the wait; so is its production of ‘Wintertime,’ which eventually hits its stride. → Read More

Review: Dazzling ‘My Fair Lady’ revival in SF has the edge it needs

Eliza Doolittle is a streetwise survivor in this update of the classic romantic musical that embraces the Me Too era. → Read More

FDA panel recommends the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for those 5 to 11

The latest education news updates from EdSource. → Read More