Teachers union insists Covid-19 protections must be in place; leader of state’s largest community college hopes students can rebound in the spring.
Carl Cohn talks with Washington Unified School District school board member Jackie Wong about the challenges facing the district in the time of COVID-19. She also describes her work with GRACE, a non-profit dedicated to eradicating child poverty in California.
Humberto Hernandez, a psychologist at Cerritos College, explains how that college is expanding teletherapy to help students deal with financial, academic and life challenges; Camille Horrigan-Slajus, a psychology major at Santa Monica College, tells how Active Minds, a national organization that focuses on young people’s wellbeing, is encouraging students to seek services that are available.
Chico State President Gayle Hutchinson discusses a doomed effort to reopen amid Covid-19; Assemblywoman Shirley Weber celebrates the passage of ethnic studies.
We explore: Should teachers require kids to keep Zoom cameras on? Also, two county superintendents on opposite ends of the Covid watch list.
Carl Cohn talks with Cristina de Jesus, the President and CEO of Green Dot Public Schools California, a charter school network of nineteen middle and high schools, serving 11,500 students in Los Angeles.
Carl Cohn talks with Orange County Department of Education superintendent Al Mijares about the unique challenges facing the district as fall approaches.
Don Shalvey of San Joaquin A+ talks about how to increase college attainment, and Brian Biedermann, the new superintendent of Stockton Unified, says distance learning is going well, but 8 to 10 percent of students not accounted for on online rolls.
How San Juan Unified and its teachers reached a deal on distance learning and how Ed 100 is inspiring student leaders.
Carl Cohn talks with L.A. Catholic Archdiocese Superintendent Paul Escala about the unique challenges facing his schools amidst multiple crises.