More than 99 percent of all K-12 students in California are affected by school closings.
California also will ask the federal government to waive the required standardized tests if and when schools resume session this year.
Lawmakers approve full funding for school closures and lower attendance due to the coronavirus.
Newsom said he’s not ready to override superintendents in mainly small, rural districts that will remain open.
More than 1,200 public and private K-12 schools have announced closures or moved to online learning due to concerns about coronavirus.
State gets federal waiver allowing schools to continue providing meals if they close due to coronavirus.
Experts say lack of child care, limited access to internet and computers for some, and teacher training would hinder online learning for many schools.
The school board and others in West Contra Costa Unified did not approve a plan to convert six elementary schools into K-8 schools next year.
Nine district parents and teachers say police injured them during an Oct. 23 board meeting where they were protesting school closures.
Activists against school closures are targeting for recall Oakland Unified school board member Jody London, who voted in favor of school closures.
The Oakland Unified school board closed its meeting to the public a second time after protesters turned out in force.
After two and a half years, Oakland Unified’s superintendent faces school closing protests, fallout from a teachers’ strike, and averting insolvency.
No protesters showed up, prompting some critics to allege the board violated open meeting laws in its attempt to prevent disruptions.
District officials offer to meet with protesters as Oakland and state teachers' unions echo demands for school closure moratorium until 2022.
A dispute over district plans to merge two schools continues amid a district announcement that it will allow affected students to go to other schools.