Gov. Newsom’s “Safe Schools for All” plan offers hope for reopening more schools for in-person instruction, but school districts have to traverse many obstacles to get there, with little time to do it.
Legislators should provide clear directives to facilitate in-person instruction.
Gov. Gavin Newsom says that funding for expanded school year will be in his January budget, but provides no details.
Also strong opposition among registered voters to President Trump’s call to open schools for in-person instruction, although less opposition among parents.
Hefty student loan payments hold back young people and their families as well as the state economy.
The bill, favored by student rights groups, would end a “loophole” allowing districts to freely use unspent money intended for “high-needs” students.
Three bills that would have allowed California teachers to take fewer tests to prove they are ready to teach died Monday.
New system creates confusion as some counties that were no longer on state monitoring list find themselves effectively back on with most restrictive purple rating.
Massive wildfires have become an annual event in California, and they are the first test of how schools can handle a crisis while distance learning.
During this crisis, schools and teachers should focus on keeping students engaged and learning.
Power outages due to heat wave could affect California residents through Wednesday, governor promises flexibility if schools are affected.
Forthcoming guidance permitting limited openings will apply to districts in counties on the coronavirus watch list, where schools are shut down.
The governor wants to reimagine the state’s Broadband Council and ramp up efforts to connect all students to technology during distance learning.
Backlog of records is expected to be added to county data within 72 hours, which will allow the state to unfreeze its county monitoring list.
After the data issues are resolved, counties will be able to make decisions about elementary school waivers, state official says.