With back to school fast approaching and parents getting antsy, more school districts announced agreements this week with their teachers unions on what distance learning will look this fall.
Negotiations overall have been difficult, so we check in with Shannan Brown, executive director of the teachers union in San Juan Unified, a 38,000-student district near Sacramento known for collaborating with teachers. Brown describes how the union and district settled potentially contentious issues over minutes for live instruction and teacher training.
Also, Jeff Camp reflects on the successful Ed100 Academy for California Student Leaders with Zachary Patterson, one of the students who benefited from the weeklong exploration of education policy.
For background to this podcast, check out the following:
- San Juan Unified and San Juan Teachers Association agreement on distance learning
- Los Angeles Unified reaches deal with teachers over distance learning while other districts struggle to finalize plans
- More explicit guidance for distance learning sparks debate in Legislature
- California school districts make new investments in teacher evaluation
- Podcast: Summer academy for student leaders
- The making of the academy, by Jeff Camp