The funding was announced Friday alongside a sweeping set of proposals for K-12 education in California as part of the annual May budget proposal.
Some teachers report less engagement with cameras off, but anxiety, tech glitches and privacy concerns could keep some students from turning them on.
The governor wants to reimagine the state’s Broadband Council and ramp up efforts to connect all students to technology during distance learning.
At least 100,000 tablets with internet included will be ready for districts in time for the new school year, state officials said.
Many school districts will have to ditch plans for hybrid learning and in-person classes at the start of the school year.
Pandemic presents an opportunity to make public schools work better for all children.
A bond proposal aims to build broadband infrastructure in rural California, help purchase computers and fund professional training for teachers.
Distance learning expected to continue next year as districts move to a hybrid online and in-person instruction model.
This week: Consultant Bob Blattner gives his take on dire revenue forecasts; noted high school teacher Larry Ferlazzo shares how he's staying in touch with students.