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Ricardo Cano

K-12 Education Reporter
Ricardo Cano comes from the Arizona Republic, where he spent three years as the education reporter. There he covered breaking news and produced enterprise reporting, explanatory videos and data-driven features. Cano has been a finalist for three awards, a Livingston Award for Young Journalists honoring outstanding achievement by professionals under the age of 35, an Education Writers Association award for data journalism and two consecutive Arizona Press Club awards for public service journalism. Cano’s stories at the Arizona Republic included a data-driven report on how Arizona has been hiring unqualified teachers and another data series uncovering an alarming percentage of unsafe school buses.

California school bond measures totaling some $12 billion are on track for approval by voters across the state.

The race between Marshall Tuck and Tony Thurmond for state superintendent of public instruction has been a multi-million-dollar nailbiter. Election Day has come and gone, however, and the winner is...

California districts with the most affluent students have been averaging more than twice as many local school bond dollars per student as the most impoverished districts, a CALmatters analysis reveals.

California public school test scores are improving, but so slowly that it could take decades to close the achievement gap.

One of the biggest items on the November ballot will be mostly invisible to most voters—100 or more local proposals to sell bonds for school construction projects that, if passed,…

California lags other states in closing the achievement gap for disadvantaged students. A new 10-year report suggests a major state investment in preschool.

In a role reversal, the candidates vying to become California’s next schools' superintendent disagree about a bill that would require later instruction start times for middle and high school students.

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