But California's Covid-related investments in school wellness programs may help
New housing construction in suburbs around Sacramento have saved some school districts in the region from the belt-tightening that comes with declining student enrollment.
Educators and advocates at an EdSource roundtable urged state leaders to expand research-based teacher training on early literacy and "take responsibility" for California's literacy crisis.
Without school nurses, it will be teachers and other school staff who will decide if a sniffle is a symptom of Covid-19 or just hay fever.
Teachers in large California districts have been waiting for the Covid-19 vaccine as school staff from smaller districts were vaccinated.
San Francisco Supt. Vincent Matthews fires back at a city lawsuit to reopen schools; CTA's E. Toby Boyd insists vaccinations are critical for a safe return.
A new plan, which begins next month, to vaccinate California residents more quickly could help teachers get their shots sooner.
Schools should join with health agencies and nonprofits to provide mental and physical health services for families, state commission says.
Statewide bond measure would provide for desperately needed renovation of old school buildings, supporters say.
Only a small fraction of California students learn computer science in school.