Some parents who chose independent study say their children will lose progress in becoming bilingual if immersion programs are not offered.
Independent study does not always provide services to students with special needs who can't attend in-person classes, families say.
Some districts have been preparing for an increase in independent study enrollment and have waiting lists; other programs are relatively small.
California has mandated that all school districts provide independent study as the only online learning option for students in grades K-12.
State leaders recognize crisis some districts face but don't backtrack from applying independent study to students sidelined by delta variant.
Independent study is now the only option for quarantined students; superintendents warn the regulations are too constraining.
Independent study is this year's at-home alternative to in-person instruction for parents worried about contracting Covid. How will it work?
Families have a right to independent study instead of in-person instruction; worry about the delta variant may determine how many choose it.
The education trailer bill extends independent study to students whose health would be put at risk by in-person instruction.
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