EdSource reporters and readers met Wednesday in a virtual town hall to discuss what education will look like this fall in California.
Berkeley and Merced are the first University of California campuses to decide they will hold all classes online to start the fall.
T-shirt giveaways, free summer classes, virtual concerts, flexible deadlines are new pandemic efforts. Schools don’t want the usual attendance melt turning into a flood.
California’s smallest school districts struggle to pay for supplies, staff and technology needed to reopen schools.
While some families are doing science projects at home, teachers say a lack of supplies makes it difficult to assign hands-on experiments.
Decisions would be made in the months ahead. If they reopen, campuses would at first require face coverings, limit class sizes, ban audiences at sports events.
Chancellor Tim White said it will be necessary for classes to continue being held virtually because of "evolving data" on the coronavirus.
With almost all LA Unified students now connected to online learning, superintendent shares latest details on summer school program.
Federal stimulus dollars could help but officials warn of further revenue declines.
The summer session will be conducted virtually as LA Unified continues to work to connect all students to online learning.
Superintendent Austin Beutner reiterated Monday that in-person classes won't resume in LA Unified until health officials say it is safe.
LA Unified has been forced to spend on unexpected costs associated with the pandemic, including providing meals and technology to students.
An unsung handful of employees at each UC campus facilitated the rapid transition to online instruction.
LA Unified schools is planning to offer virtual summer school to all students to make up for lost learning as the district officially ends in-person instruction for this school year and offers online learning.
Berkeley Unified and Oakland Unified tighten up cyber security after a Berkeley Zoombombing intrusion and Oakland posts access codes online.