Covid's impact on education in California: 100 days
Design by Dana Amihere, Yuxuan Xie, Justin Allen; Research by Theresa Harrington
The education system in California has been upended with nearly 10 million school and college students forced to adapt to online learning while teachers and parents make dramatic adjustments to daily living. Here's a look at the highlights.
UC Davis Medical Center treats first known case of the coronavirus from “community spread,” UC and CSU cancel study abroad programs in China and Seoul, South Korea. California schools prepare for coronavirus outbreak as threat grows
Gov. Newsom declares a state of emergency to help California prepare for broader spread of the coronavirus.
California K-12 schools prepare for coronavirus-related closures.
The California Department of Education and California Department of Public Health issue joint guidance on 2019 novel coronavirus to school districts. Elk Grove Unified closes schools after a family member tested positive.
Colleges in California and nationally move to online instruction in response to coronavirus. The California Department of Education receives a USDA waiver that enables districts to feed students during coronavirus-related closures.
California county superintendents share concerns about school closures with Gov. Newsom.
Meal distribution begins in most school districts, along with school closures. Legislature approves emergency financial relief to help school districts cope with the costs of the coronavirus.
Gov. Gavin Newsom says that most school districts should expect to remain closed for the rest of the school year. California Dept. of Education releases Covid-19 guidance for K-12 schools. Governor signs executive order allowing school boards and other government bodies to meet remotely via teleconferencing technology.
State Superintendent of Public instruction Tony Thurmond advises districts to plan for providing distance learning through the end of the school year. The California Board of Registered Nursing releases guidelines that will allow the state’s nursing students to jointhe new California Health Corps initiative based on their level of education.
Gov. Newsom issues an executive order making it easier for preschools, family child care homes, school districts, after-school programs and others to provide child care for essential workers during the coronavirus pandemic.
L.A. Unified, teachers’ union reach agreement over distance learning guidelines.
Colleges anticipate more financial difficulties amid fears that international students may be unable to return to colleges.
Dr. Anthony Fauci and other top health officials say opening schools and colleges in August or September for in-person instruction may be possible, if accompanied by extensive testing, hygiene and social distancing, and depending on local conditions.
California State University becomes nation's first large university to announce that its 23 campuses will be closed for almost all in-person instruction this fall.
Gov. Newsom presents his May Revision of the FY21 state budget, projecting a $54 billion deficit and $19 billion less in Prop. 98 funding over two years for schools and community colleges.