Many high school students struggled academically during distance learning, but others used the time to double down on academics or to cultivate hobbies and interests.
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.
California has fewer credentialed teacher librarians in its school libraries per student than almost every state in the nation, a fact that research shows could be hurting students academically.
School district administrators discuss some ways to increase attendance and enrollment, through porch visits or creating a district-run homeschooling option.
Most school districts plan to follow the state’s recommendation and “strongly recommend” masks after March 12, although they will not require them.
California school districts are reducing the number of credits needed to graduate, changing school schedules and adding tutoring to help seniors earn their diplomas.
School districts throughout California are preparing to offer services ranging from translation to food to mental health support for Afghan refugees.
In response to declining immunization rates, school districts are increasing their outreach to parents and offering free clinics.
Home-schooling programs have seen a surge of interest since campuses closed in March. Parents are looking for flexibility and control.
Massive wildfires have become an annual event in California, and they are the first test of how schools can handle a crisis while distance learning.
The Legislature set minimum hours but left it to districts and unions to define instruction, engagement and set the length of a school day.
How San Juan Unified and its teachers reached a deal on distance learning and how Ed 100 is inspiring student leaders.
California teachers have had to be creative to keep students learning after campuses shut down in March.
Superintendents who lead districts where they grew up say they are motivated by a yearning to honor their mentors who nurtured them along the way.