One of the smallest districts in the state in a county with comparatively low infection rates, Indian Diggings Elementary School District opened for in-person instruction but with safeguards against the coronavirus.
Power outages due to heat wave could affect California residents through Wednesday, governor promises flexibility if schools are affected.
Oakland Unified reached a tentative agreement on distance learning which, if approved, will go into effect immediately upon ratification.
A citywide campaign raised $12.5 million to provide for low income students, but the devices have not yet arrived due to a backlog.
At least 100,000 tablets with internet included will be ready for districts in time for the new school year, state officials said.
As L.A. Unified finalized its distance learning plans, Oakland Unified and other districts were still negotiating with their teachers.
Sal Khan, a pioneer in distance learning, warns that distance learning does not replace the value of in-person instruction.
Many school districts will have to ditch plans for hybrid learning and in-person classes at the start of the school year.
California lawmakers introduced distance learning provisions around instructional time, attendance and connecting with parents.
Gov. Newsom would cut $6.4 billion in school funding if Congress doesn’t deliver more stimulus aid. The Legislature would issue more IOUs to schools instead.
District reaches out to families through wellness checks, changes grading and graduation requirements, provides some technology to seniors.
Donation brings total funding to $12 million to purchase devices and internet access for students to help provide distance learning.
Instead of baleful predictions, let's focus on the changes that should come about.
The unexpected announcement from Gov. Gavin Newsom that schools should consider resuming as early as late July was met with immediate pushback.
More than a month since most schools first closed, at least 270,000 students remain disconnected to the internet at home.