California has mandated that all school districts provide independent study as the only online learning option for students in grades K-12.
With distance learning struggles, it’s likely children might need to play catch-up this summer before heading into 1st grade in the fall.
Teachers pushed through difficult days to find solutions that kept kids learning during an upended school year. Some changes may stick.
Get quick answers to common questions about California colleges and universities are responding to the pandemic and how students can access aid and support.
Students who won’t wear masks or socially distance create for a “nerve-wracking” work environment.
The impact from school closures last spring proved worrisome but not as dire as projected by the assessment organization NWEA.
Family life has been disrupted in innumerable ways during the pandemic, including the nature of our relationship to screens.
Over 90% of California students now attend schools that are not permitted to offer in-person instruction in regular classes unless they began offering them before their county was in the purple tier.
California school districts have for the most part resumed A-F grading for the 2020-2021 school year, despite students learning from home.
The campus reopenings represent the largest return to school in a major metropolitan area in California so far this year.
State leaders struggle to pinpoint how many students remain unconnected, and fear widening inequality as distance learning continues.
Research shows students can learn just as much from well-designed online courses they do with blended or in-person instruction.
Parent leaders can be crucial for helping low-income families and those who do not speak English navigate distance learning.
Some teachers report less engagement with cameras off, but anxiety, tech glitches and privacy concerns could keep some students from turning them on.
Parents are skeptical that distance learning will ever work for children with disabilities.