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Increasingly school districts say they will stay closed at least until the first week of May
For this generation of young people, the coronavirus crisis will be the defining moment of their lives.
Teachers heard students were missing school and wanted to let students know they were being missed, too.
It’s unclear whether the California Department of Education plans to issue guidance on issues such as how long a school day should be and whether the content should be enrichment or course completion.
Lack of access to schools and transportation during the coronavirus crisis might cause kids to go hungry.
About 20 percent of California students do not have access to the internet at home.
Some have already launched online learning, while others are still in the planning phase.
UC's one-year pause in testing does not mean a permanent end to SAT/ACT for admissions. CSU may follow. Neither university will require letter grades for high school courses this spring.
Accepted applicants are given an extra month, until June 1, to make deposits. Other CSU campuses may follow. UC is sticking with a May 1 deadline.
Coronavirus creates need, opportunity for teachers to focus on social-emotional support for their students.
State Superintendent of Public Instruction stresses that school is not actually over, but that emphasis must be on providing education through distance learning.
Gov. Gavin Newsom said the state could add about 37,000 healthcare workers, including those who are retired and students.
On any given day, one-third of high schoolers in L.A. Unified have not been participating in online classes during the coronavirus pandemic.
School districts are consulting with health authorities in setting closure dates, and increasingly are doing so along with all districts in their counties.
California's shut down leaves many families in need of food. Throughout the state food banks are partnering with schools to deliver meals to families as well as school children.