Gov. Gavin Newsom startled some parents, teachers and school district leaders when he suggested that schools might reopen in late July or early August to jump-start making up for the big learning loss facing students since schools closed. School leaders responded with, well, maybe, but …
This week, South Bay Union School District Superintendent Katie McNamara discusses the many health and safety concerns that must be addressed before schools can resume. She heads a task force looking into how to prepare schools for uncertainty created by the coronavirus.
Plus, Cal State Northridge President Dianne Harrison speaks to the quandary that California high school seniors faced on May 1, Decision Day, in deciding whether and where to enroll in college this year.
For background to this podcast, check out the following from EdSource:
- Addressing California students’ loss of learning shapes plan to reopen schools
- Anxiety builds as colleges consider how and when to resume on-campus fall courses
- More California students are online, but digital divide runs deep with distance learning
- Students sue California universities over fees lost amid pandemic