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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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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.
May 1, 2020
Privacy experts share best practices for video as California schools make the switch to online learning.
April 29, 2020
As schools scramble to figure out distance learning plans, one district shares what’s worked a month into distance learning.
April 27, 2020
Donations announced Monday are beginning to chip away at the daunting task of connecting all students to devices and internet from home.
April 21, 2020
“Let's face it, there's been a digital divide in California for decades,” California State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond said.
April 16, 2020
Some companies are cancelling summer internships altogether amid the coronavirus pandemic.
April 9, 2020
State education officials are calling on more companies and individuals to donate laptops and WiFi hotspots for students.