Views are split on whether a $2 billion plan to coax schools to reopen will work. Fresno Supt. Bob Nelson says yes to an extent. A Carlsbad activist says it’ll fall flat.
Gov. Newsom moves up some teachers for Covid shots; Alameda Supt. L.K. Monroe explains the policy. State Board ED Brooks Allen sums up the status of standardized tests.
EdSource reporters share insights on grading students, measuring English learner progress and new California State University chancellor Joe Castro’s priorities.
San Francisco Supt. Vincent Matthews fires back at a city lawsuit to reopen schools; CTA’s E. Toby Boyd insists vaccinations are critical for a safe return.
Divisions among parents and teachers form as pressure mounts in California to bring back elementary school students to school for in-person instruction.
Linda Darling-Hammond, who led President Biden’s transition team on education, and Ted Mitchell, president of the American Council on Education, detail Biden’s immediate and post-pandemic plans for schools and colleges.
Fresno Supt. Bob Nelson explains urban districts’ opposition to Gov. Newsom’s reopening plan while Dr. Jeanne Noble of UCSF says it’s safe to return to schools by Feb. 1
This week, John and Ryan Smith, external officer for the Partnership for Los Angeles Schools, reflect on the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol and its impact on students watching the event, and they share 2021 predictions of education in California.
Leilani Aguinaldo of School Services explains new federal Covid aid for K-12; Teacher Stories website founder Ken Futernick tells how to express gratitude to teachers.
Carl speaks with Scott Marion, executive director of the Center for Assessment, about the challenges of standardized testing during, and after, the pandemic.