As community colleges reopen for in-person instruction after the pandemic, many students are still opting for online classes though outcomes for distance learning are usually not as good as for in-person instruction.
A new poll offers insight into what L.A. Unified's new superintendent might face once chosen by the district board: increased support for mental health, equity in schools and an annual evaluation of the superintendent.
Host Zaidee Stavely talks with reporter Betty Márquez Rosales about the frustrations shared by parents and district officials. A parent from Mojave Unified in Kern County shares the heartbreak she feels after her sons' struggles with distance learning seem destined to repeat in independent study.
The once-in-a-lifetime pandemic drove Congress and two presidential administrations to approve $69 billion in Covid relief for higher education with the highest amount, more than $9.5 billion, for California colleges and universities.