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Teacher shares tips for distance learning gleaned from teaching summer school during the pandemic.
Waivers to allow elementary schools to open are stalled due to glitches in California's Covid-19 data collection
Teachers are working long hours to engage students who are most likely to drop out during campus closures.
At least 100,000 tablets with internet included will be ready for districts in time for the new school year, state officials said.
Building on summer pilot program, nonprofit group wants to help Oakland students in a program that gives low-income parents a stipend to oversee their child's online learning.
The obstacle is the way.
Protests are emerging in districts where teachers are required to conduct distance learning from their physical classrooms.
School districts, charter and private schools would have to meet safety requirements. Counties could limit the number of approvals.
As L.A. Unified finalized its distance learning plans, Oakland Unified and other districts were still negotiating with their teachers.
Many providers are missing rent payments and racking up credit card debt, in addition to worrying they will be infected with the coronavirus.
It is no exaggeration to say the past five months have been horrible. Students will need extra support when they return to school.
After bargaining for three weeks, teachers’ union and district disagree on how to provide distance learning and when to reopen campuses safely.
These programs efficiently help our students and older adults, and therefore our whole society.
School funding is based on last year’s student enrollments but that eliminates money for charter schools that already had planned to expand.