An Orange County principal explains how his high school met multiple challenges to reopen; UCLA Prof. John Rogers on principals’ unheralded responses to Covid-19.
This week: EdSource’s poll on distance learning (low marks from parents); excerpts from a frazzled mom’s diary and a teacher’s techniques to motivate kids.
Carl talks with the leaders of the state’s professional associations of school counselors and school psychologists about the challenges of delivering mental health services to students in the time of COVID-19.
This week: opposite views on Prop. 15, an initiative to raise commercial property taxes, and a look at wildfires’ lingering trauma on kids.
Carl Cohn talks with Stacey Adler, Superintendent of the Mono County Office of Education, about the challenges facing her small, Eastern Sierras district in the time of COVID-19.
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.