During a webinar viewed by 7,000 people, state officials encourage innovation to provide service and promise cooperation in weeks ahead.
California also will ask the federal government to waive the required standardized tests if and when schools resume session this year.
Over 90 percent of California students are either out of school now or projected to be in the next few days as rural schools also begin to close in larger numbers.
Newsom said he’s not ready to override superintendents in mainly small, rural districts that will remain open.
In exchange for the money, districts should provide online learning, and independent study "to the extent feasible," which is puzzling to some.
State gets federal waiver allowing schools to continue providing meals if they close due to coronavirus.
Fitness testing too often causes anxiety and shame among students, officials say.
Across the state, school officials announced in emails and via social media that they were reviewing emergency operation plans and asked parents to take precautions similar to those taken during flu season.
State can use some of the budget surplus, instead of high-interest bond financing, to fund school repairs, state senator says.
Better training for teachers and improved screening of children are among the report’s recommendations.
The governor's $4 million plan would help train teachers to identify and serve students with dyslexia.
Budget proposes incentives, recruitment programs and training to fill needed teaching positions.
The LAO would spend more money on pension relief and funding formula and less on teacher shortage, community schools.
Gov. Newsom and students opposed proposals to hike tuition at the University of California. Board of regents delayed vote.
A new website would let the public see how much any district is — or is not — spending on “high-needs” students.