The coronavirus crisis has forced school districts, colleges and universities to shift to teaching and learning online. But distance learning poses myriad challenges in a state of 40 million people where many students still lack reliable access to the internet and the devices they need to succeed in online learning. Under this topic, you will find EdSource’s stories exploring these challenges and strategies to overcome them.
Some changes in the independent study law may help districts, but a teacher shortage remains the biggest obstacle to providing instruction.
State leaders recognize crisis some districts face but don't backtrack from applying independent study to students sidelined by delta variant.
Independent study is this year's at-home alternative to in-person instruction for parents worried about contracting Covid. How will it work?
Many small districts educated students who fled urban areas due to Covid, yet weren't compensated, with a big impact on their budgets.
Families have a right to independent study instead of in-person instruction; worry about the delta variant may determine how many choose it.
The bill will enable local governments and nonprofits to bypass private companies and build their own broadband infrastructure.
Were voters "grading on a curve" in recognition of hard work amid a pandemic? Polling also found growing tensions on race and politics.
The education trailer bill extends independent study to students whose health would be put at risk by in-person instruction.
Almost 35,000 California families filed a private school affidavit to home-school their children during the 2020-21 school year — more than double the number filed before the pandemic.
An extra year in high school, a Pass or No Pass option and minimum graduation requirements would help undo damage from the pandemic.
Parents and education advocacy groups are urging Gov. Gavin Newsom to extend distance learning provisions for the upcoming school year.
This guide provides answers to frequently asked questions about how California is moving forward with plans for reopening the state’s K-12 schools for full in-person instructions.
An EdSource analysis found far fewer low-income students have returned for in-person instruction and large variations by region.
Causes for the slide in enrollment are myriad, complicated by existing trends including declining birthrates and people's continued exodus from the state, as well as the sudden economic chaos wrought by the pandemic.
During his tenure, Beutner dealt both with a historic teachers’ strike and a pandemic.