The map below gives a broad indication of the kind of instruction offered by all or most public school districts in a particular county — whether via in-person or distance learning, or a mixture of the two — as of Oct. 30, 2020. It is based on information from county offices of education from Oct. 22-29, supplemented by EdSource research.

Note: The map does not include private, parochial or charter schools, or special education or other small group classes for students with special needs that districts are offering through the state’s “small cohort” guidance. “In-person instruction” refers to counties where most or all districts offer some form of in-person instruction in regular classes, or plan to offer such instruction in November, often in hybrid formats, to some or all grades, and to those students who wish to participate.

Students getting in-person instruction at accelerating pace in California

There are wide variations in how students are being taught across California, as most of state’s largest districts stick with distance learning.

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  1. Crystal Leach 3 years ago3 years ago

    Any chance you have information on High Schools?


    • Giselle S Galper 3 years ago3 years ago

      Do you have information on streaming? That is for the schools offering live in-person instruction, how many are streaming to kids who are at home for distance learning? Public charter and private high schools are doing this. Sequoia district is “mocking” it up? Others are considering it. Our district seems to be totally rejecting it.

  2. Jake Shuler 3 years ago3 years ago

    Yuxuan – This map is great. Thank you! Will you plan to update the same map link as Counties change their distance learning/ in person plans?


    • Louis Freedberg 3 years ago3 years ago

      We will attempt to update this information as best we can, although because the situation on the ground is changing rapidly, this will be challenging. We will shoot to do another survey in about a month. We are relying on readers like you to let us know if things change in your county

      • Robert Crowell 2 years ago2 years ago

        I understand that things are changing really quickly, but do you have any updated information regarding high schools conducting in-person instruction five days a week with full classes