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Child care programs increasingly face closure, putting a strain on businesses and parents watching children at home while working.
EdSource is tracking schools in California that have closed due to the coronavirus.
Some districts had cut back on services for disabled students out of fear of lawsuits over equity.
State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond is urging the small district in Tulare County to close.
Mental health experts say during this time of heightened anxiety, finding ways to cope and create stability are key to maintaining a healthy outlook.
Senate bill could open the door for districts to waive federal special education law.
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.