With California school districts on tenterhooks awaiting a clearer picture of state revenue, we ask Bob Blattner, a capital-area school consultant, How bad might it be for K-12 school budgets next year? He gives his forecast and suggests how the state government might mitigate the damage.
While they wait for districts and donors to close the digital divide, teachers are improvising with distance learning. We interview Larry Ferlazzo, well-known author, blogger and Sacramento high school teacher, about how he’s staying in touch with students and handling classes for new students learning English and for those seeking an International Baccalaureate diploma. And teachers in Venice and East Palo Alto share their biggest challenge and satisfaction with remote learning.
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For background to this podcast, check out the following from EdSource:
- California takes steps to remove hurdles faced by prospective teachers whose training is stymied by coronavirus
- Parents worrying about coronavirus’ toll on children’s learning, survey finds
- Internet providers asked to do more for California students without access
- Teachers are the foundation for superintendent success