Thurmond felt pressured by county school superintendents to decree all campuses be closed after Gov. Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency.
A study of 50,000 students from 18 districts reaffirm that those who have traditionally struggled fell farther behind academically.
School officials are increasingly focused on students’ social and emotional learning.
Getting Down to Facts II finds strong support for education reforms but also obstacles to student achievement and a need for more funding.