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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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The decision comes after CSU delayed a vote to add a quantitative reasoning course — in addition to 3 years of math — as an admission requirement.
November 9, 2020
Federal education officials said they will not waive testing requirements for the 2020-21 school year.
November 5, 2020
The State Board of Education will vote this week on whether to shorten the state’s annual standardized tests in math and English language arts.
November 4, 2020
To assess students during distance learning, teachers are relying on informal check-ins, open notes and webcams to monitor a student’s behavior.
October 27, 2020
Some parents and researchers want longer class periods for their kids in distance learning, while others worry about excessive screen time and ineffective use of learning time.
October 22, 2020
State leaders struggle to pinpoint how many students remain unconnected, and fear widening inequality as distance learning continues.
October 15, 2020
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.