January 23, 2022
Quarantines are costing our students financially
California schools must be allowed to follow state-mandated quarantine requirements without losing funding.
January 20, 2022
A push for California to release youth from state custody amid Covid outbreak
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.
Betty Márquez Rosales
January 20, 2022
Parents scramble for higher-quality masks for children amid nationwide shortage
Though experts say higher-quality masks are crucial to preventing the spread of the Omicron variant, few districts are providing those masks to students leaving parents looking for them.
January 18, 2022
Stressed-out parents divided over going back to school amid surge
Some are most worried about schools shuttering again, fearful of remote learning, which caused emotional damage and learning loss for many.
January 14, 2022
California schools get off to a shaky start after holiday break
Student absences, teacher shortages and high Covid rates marked the return to school. Some teachers are asking districts to tighten safeguards.
January 9, 2022
What teachers want you to know about this year
Members of EdSource's Teachers Advisory Group share their experiences with returning to school after the pandemic lockdowns.
January 7, 2022
High Covid rates, staff shortages and confusing legislation challenge schools' reopenings
School officials are struggling to keep schools open amid Covid outbreaks and staffing shortages. Conflicting messages from California state officials are making it even more difficult.
Diana Lambert, John Fensterwald, And Ali Tadayon
December 16, 2021
How one California school district is using its Covid relief money to help students
Lodi Unified, in many ways a microcosm for the state as a whole, received more than $131 million in state and federal Covid relief funds, roughly a third of its overall budget pre-pandemic.
December 10, 2021
Thousands of California students still lack proof of vaccination despite deadlines
California school districts with strained independent study programs could be scrambling to find enough teachers for unvaccinated students.
November 22, 2021
California districts in areas with low vaccine rates offer incentives to get school staff vaccinated
Some California school districts, struggling with staffing shortages, are paying teachers and other staff to get their Covid-19 vaccine.
November 10, 2021
What California parents need to know about Covid vaccinations for children | Quick Guide
Children 5 and older are now eligible to get a Covid-19 vaccination, but widespread misinformation about it has left parents with questions.
November 8, 2021
Find out how much California school districts and charter schools received in Covid relief | Database
See how the over $13.6 billion in federal aid to California’s K-12 schools will be spent using this interactive database.
Daniel J. Willis And Justin Allen
November 5, 2021
State schools chief apologizes to private, parochial school leaders for mishandling federal Covid aid
California schools chief acknowledges "heartburn" and frustration, promises to free up $187 million, largely for urban parochial schools.
November 4, 2021
How California districts re-imagined summer school to focus on innovation and fun
School districts offered expansive summer school programs that focused on fun and reconnecting students to their peers, teachers and schools.