California's school year will begin with fewer Covid protocols, universal transitional kindergarten, more afterschool programs and community schools, and later start times for older students.
Los Angeles Unified is planning to create up to six new online schools, but some parents remain hesitant about the expansion.
Districts that defy California vaccine mandates, set to begin in July, could face fines, lose liability insurance coverage and some state funding.
If much larger numbers of young California children are not vaccinated by next term, keeping so many of them out of school and in remote learning will be an educational and political impossibility.
Advocates are calling for early releases from California's youth detention facilities amid their largest Covid-19 outbreak, citing early releases from adult prisons over the past two years.
Test scores will fall, chronic absences will rise, school funding will soar, with arguments over how to spend it. Bet your Fensters on that.
California school districts with strained independent study programs could be scrambling to find enough teachers for unvaccinated students.
Some California school districts, struggling with staffing shortages, are paying teachers and other staff to get their Covid-19 vaccine.
Children 5 and older are now eligible to get a Covid-19 vaccination, but widespread misinformation about it has left parents with questions.
Some parents are hoping schools will ease masking and testing requirements, but that could still be months away.
California’s school vaccine mandate is moving closer to reality with the imminent approval of the Covid-19 vaccine for kids, but many are confused.
Thousands of California school staff and students didn’t attend school Monday in protest of a state order requiring students to be vaccinated.
School superintendents, already dealing with severe staff shortages, are concerned that testing and vaccine mandates could make matters worse.
The history of pandemics illustrates the importance of continued vigilance.
The mandate, the nation’s first, applies to all students in kindergarten through 12th grade in public, charter and private schools.