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Life may not be the same, but for some California college students staying on campus provides a refuge, especially for those with nowhere to go.
The loss of specialized services and daily routine poses challenges for California’s 800,000 students in special education.
Some colleges are moving all classes online, while others are moving only lectures online. A few colleges are canceling classes completely.
Providers are asking for funding to pay for additional assistants and substitutes, along with other expenses.
During a webinar viewed by 7,000 people, state officials encourage innovation to provide service and promise cooperation in weeks ahead.
More than 99 percent of all K-12 students in California are affected by school closings.
UC leaders said it would have been unseemly to approve a tuition hike during the coronavirus emergency. The proposal would have hiked tuition by $606, or 4.8 percent, for next fall's freshmen.
School districts across California that closed to stem the coronavirus are now providing special food distributions to their students.
California also will ask the federal government to waive the required standardized tests if and when schools resume session this year.
Cal Maritime and UC Merced were the final holdouts in the CSU and UC systems but now say they will move most or all courses online.
Most colleges and universities will refund housing and dining plans but not tuition; they say online classes worth the costs.
Interactive map: Rural districts join closure list at a quickening pace
Lawmakers approve full funding for school closures and lower attendance due to the coronavirus.
Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley was also given broad emergency powers to ensure students continue learning amid the coronavirus outbreak.
Over 90 percent of California students are either out of school now or projected to be in the next few days as rural schools also begin to close in larger numbers.