This documentary illustrates the education struggles families face and how some students put off the start of their college careers, so they could support their families when the pandemic claimed their parents' jobs.
First report cards of this most unusual school year jolted many of the families participating in EdSource’s special project to chronicle how families are coping. For many, lower-than-expected grades just reinforced how much they are struggling with learning from home.
This video, “Education during Covid: California families struggle to learn,” is part of a continuing project by EdSource on how California families are struggling with learning during the Covid crisis. It includes photos and videos contributed by participating families.
More than half a million students live in California’s rural areas. The challenges they face at home often spill over to school: chronic absenteeism, lack of college preparation and college isolation, and limited access to technology.