Kathryn Baron

Kathryn Baron
Kathryn Baron
Education Writer & Editor

Kathryn Baron is a writer and editor specializing in education. She reported on state, national, and international education issues for KQED Public Radio in San Francisco, National Public Radio, and numerous newspapers and magazines. She is a six-time winner of the Education Writers Association National Awards for Education Reporting. She also cofounded EdSource in its second incarnation an online news organization covering California education, and worked for the George Lucas Educational Foundation, Great Schools, and the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. She received her master's degree in journalism from Stanford University.

updated 2019


Publications by Kathryn Baron
Continuous improvement is a holistic and research-based approach to education grounded in the belief that every system is designed to achieve the results it gets; therefore, change must be systemwide, not piecemeal. California is a national leader…
What It Takes
Access to affordable preschool programs is a crucial issue for improving kindergarten readiness for 3- to 5-year-olds, but research shows that the quality of teaching and learning in those programs is just as essential. Across the country, states…