Some are most worried about schools shuttering again, fearful of remote learning, which caused emotional damage and learning loss for many.
West Contra Costa and Oakland Unified will follow Culver City Unified, L.A. Unified in requiring students 12 and up to get vaccinated to attend in person.
Testing up to 25 asymptomatic students and staff together can save time and money in some scenarios, with minimal disruption to instruction.
Some changes in the independent study law may help districts, but a teacher shortage remains the biggest obstacle to providing instruction.
California has mandated that all school districts provide independent study as the only online learning option for students in grades K-12.
Los Angeles Unified on Thursday voted to mandate the Covid-19 vaccine for all students 12 and older, making it the largest school district to do so.
State leaders recognize crisis some districts face but don't backtrack from applying independent study to students sidelined by delta variant.
At least five rural schools temporarily closed this week to stop Covid outbreaks from spreading. More are planning to close next week.
California's already dire substitute shortage has become a crisis for some schools. Districts are responding by increasing salaries, asking parents for help.
Independent study is now the only option for quarantined students; superintendents warn the regulations are too constraining.
Independent study is this year's at-home alternative to in-person instruction for parents worried about contracting Covid. How will it work?
Some teachers are focused on giving students who are learning English as a second language lots of time to talk and write about their feelings.
The district is giving students and staff until Nov. 19. Students who don't meet that date will need to enroll in independent study.
Experts share insights on how parents and teachers can help kids — especially those who may be behind — learn to read as they go back to school.
An ACLU survey in March found that more than 30% of students said they’d lost someone close to them over the past year.