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.
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.
California state officials have not yet outlined in detail what conditions must exist for a district to select an alternative assessment.
Learn more about the state's tiered system of assessing coronavirus risk and how it relates to schools.
Many teachers agree that distance learning forced them to focus on what's important and to listen closely to the views of students.
Some districts will pivot quickly and return to full in-person instruction now; others say they can now start planning for the fall.
Across the country, 32% of 4th-grade students have been offered hybrid instruction and 47% have been offered fully in-person instruction.