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State schools chief adds lesson plans for Asian ethnic groups who felt left out and rewords sections to encourage multiple points of view.
Federal education officials said they will not waive testing requirements for the 2020-21 school year.
The State Board of Education will vote this week on whether to shorten the state’s annual standardized tests in math and English language arts.
Distance learning poses additional challenges for teachers willing to help students examine a divisive election filled with misinformation.
L.A. Unified’ next school board will guide the district through the pandemic and influence the future of charter schools in Los Angeles.
To assess students during distance learning, teachers are relying on informal check-ins, open notes and webcams to monitor a student’s behavior.
Some parents and researchers want longer class periods for their kids in distance learning, while others worry about excessive screen time and ineffective use of learning time.
State leaders struggle to pinpoint how many students remain unconnected, and fear widening inequality as distance learning continues.
The governor said he favors the concept, but disagreements over the content for the course's model curriculum should be resolved first.
State Supt. Tony Thurmond’s anti-racism effort involving Simon Wiesenthal Center and others would stress teaching tolerance amid rising incidents of hate.
Some parents are also opting for preschool because a more familiar environment offers comfort during the pandemic.
Assembly Bill 331 would take effect with the class of 2030; author Jose Medina accepts several amendments proposed by critics.
Some teachers report less engagement with cameras off, but anxiety, tech glitches and privacy concerns could keep some students from turning them on.
One of the smallest districts in the state in a county with comparatively low infection rates, Indian Diggings Elementary School District opened for in-person instruction but with safeguards against the coronavirus.
Other universities in the CSU system and nationwide are turning to San Diego State to develop courses that explore racism and discrimination.