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EdSource stories tagged with: independent study
February 28, 2022
Los Angeles Unified is planning to create up to six new online schools, but some parents remain hesitant about the expansion.
February 7, 2022
L.A. Unified parents say the district’s independent study program has improved from the fall, yet they remain frustrated with its format and curriculum.
December 17, 2021
Districts opted to push back their vaccine mandate deadlines rather than accommodate thousands of independent study transfer students.
November 5, 2021
Some California students with disabilities had been shut out of school this year because independent study wasn't in their learning plans.
October 28, 2021
Thousands of special education students are in limbo, because they can't enroll in independent study, but have health risks that prevent them from attending in person.
October 20, 2021
Some parents who chose independent study say their children will lose progress in becoming bilingual if immersion programs are not offered.
October 8, 2021
Independent study does not always provide services to students with special needs who can't attend in-person classes, families say.
October 5, 2021
Some districts have been preparing for an increase in independent study enrollment and have waiting lists; other programs are relatively small.
September 10, 2021
California has mandated that all school districts provide independent study as the only online learning option for students in grades K-12.
September 6, 2021
State leaders recognize crisis some districts face but don't backtrack from applying independent study to students sidelined by delta variant.
September 2, 2021
Host Zaidee Stavely talks with reporter Betty Márquez Rosales about the frustrations shared by parents and district officials. A parent from Mojave Unified in Kern County shares the heartbreak she feels after her sons' struggles with distance learning seem destined to repeat in independent study.
August 27, 2021
Independent study is now the only option for quarantined students; superintendents warn the regulations are too constraining.
August 26, 2021
Independent study is this year's at-home alternative to in-person instruction for parents worried about contracting Covid. How will it work?
August 9, 2021
Families have a right to independent study instead of in-person instruction; worry about the delta variant may determine how many choose it.
July 7, 2021
The education trailer bill extends independent study to students whose health would be put at risk by in-person instruction.