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Sydney Johnson covers math and science, among other topics. Before joining EdSource, Sydney was an assistant editor at EdSurge where she covered higher education and technology. Her work has also appeared in Slate, The Huffington Post, the East Bay Express, San Francisco magazine and other outlets. She has a B.A. and a B.S. from UC Berkeley.
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Some teachers report less engagement with cameras off, but anxiety, tech glitches and privacy concerns could keep some students from turning them on.
August 26, 2020
The governor wants to reimagine the state’s Broadband Council and ramp up efforts to connect all students to technology during distance learning.
August 14, 2020
EdSource reporters and readers met Wednesday in a virtual town hall to discuss what education will look like this fall in California.
August 13, 2020
At least 100,000 tablets with internet included will be ready for districts in time for the new school year, state officials said.
August 5, 2020
Protests are emerging in districts where teachers are required to conduct distance learning from their physical classrooms.
August 4, 2020
Many school districts will have to ditch plans for hybrid learning and in-person classes at the start of the school year.
July 24, 2020
In California, leaders of 37% of outdoor education programs said they will remain closed due to lack of financing after the coronavirus pandemic.
July 6, 2020
About 56,700 laptops and 94,000 hotspots have been sent to districts across the state so far.
June 26, 2020
California lawmakers introduced distance learning provisions around instructional time, attendance and connecting with parents.
June 25, 2020
While some families are doing science projects at home, teachers say a lack of supplies makes it difficult to assign hands-on experiments.
June 10, 2020
A bond proposal aims to build broadband infrastructure in rural California, help purchase computers and fund professional training for teachers.
June 4, 2020
Community members handed out free water, snacks and hand sanitizer as students and families marched down Broadway.
June 1, 2020
State officials are developing guidelines on how to safely bring students back to campus.
May 21, 2020
Some charter schools with technology already in place are putting greater emphasis on family support during the coronavirus pandemic.
May 18, 2020
More than a month since most schools first closed, at least 270,000 students remain disconnected to the internet at home.