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Deepa Fernandes

Latest Stories (8)

Cuban tobacco farmers involved in cigar production face tough times

Jun 2, 2017
Poor weather conditions and economic factors contribute to tobacco farming woes.
Workers at a Havana factory meticulously roll tobacco leaves into cigars. Supervisors measure and weigh each cigar to make sure it meets the high standards Cuban cigars are known for.
Anurima Bhargava

Preschool serves low-income San Jose neighborhood

Mar 31, 2016
It’s a lot like the expensive, play-based preschools that abound in affluent areas.
Teacher Roopali Born with preschoolers at lunch time.
Deepa Fernandes

Silicon Valley's economic divide starts in preschool

Feb 22, 2016
Two different worlds in early education, divided by a freeway
AltSchool preschoolers exercising. 
Deepa Fernandes

In California, minimum wage boon can lead to child care costs

Dec 24, 2015
How minimum wage can help — and hurt — workers with children.

How tobacco tax revenues affect free preschool

May 28, 2015
The tale starts at tobacco shops like Drive Thru Cigarettes in Duarte, California.

Caltech's little engineers that could

Feb 12, 2015
Infants and toddlers learn engineering principles at university child-care center.

Child care providers are the glue of many communities

Sep 18, 2014
Home childcare providers are vital to many, yet make as little as $22,000 a year.

What can a 4-year-old learn at online preschool?

Aug 19, 2014
Now, parents can get an entire preschool curriculum from a computer.