Citing “unprecedented circumstances” related to Covid-19, L.A. Unified chose to renew four charter schools that otherwise met the criteria to be denied renewal under a new law.
Along with more Covid testing of students, the superintendents want the state to set standards covering all aspects of reopening schools.
LAUSD Superintendent Austin Beutner for months has said that a robust system of testing and contact tracing is necessary to reopen schools.
California's two largest school districts became the latest to announce plans to begin the new school year with distance learning.
This current crisis must be more than a teachable moment; it must lead to real change, education leaders say.
The L.A. County Office of Education released a 43-page framework that is meant to serve as a guide to 80 districts for reopening schools.
With almost all LA Unified students now connected to online learning, superintendent shares latest details on summer school program.
The summer session will be conducted virtually as LA Unified continues to work to connect all students to online learning.
Superintendent Austin Beutner reiterated Monday that in-person classes won't resume in LA Unified until health officials say it is safe.
The coronavirus pandemic has thrown LA Unified's budget into an uncertain state. Drops in enrollment further hurt the district's finances.
LA Unified has been forced to spend on unexpected costs associated with the pandemic, including providing meals and technology to students.
LA Unified schools is planning to offer virtual summer school to all students to make up for lost learning as the district officially ends in-person instruction for this school year and offers online learning.
L.A. Unified has made progress connecting with high schoolers during school closures but gaps remain for elementary school students.
On any given day, one-third of high schoolers in L.A. Unified have not been participating in online classes during the coronavirus pandemic.
More than 1,200 public and private K-12 schools have announced closures or moved to online learning due to concerns about coronavirus.