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November 9, 2022
An overreliance on technology eliminates the verbal interaction between students, their peers, and their teachers and takes the learning out of the classroom and onto the screen.
October 28, 2022
'Education Recovery Scorecard' shows vast disparities among districts by converting results on NAEP and state tests into a common measure: how much learning declined during the pandemic.
May 2, 2022
The prospect of returning to UCLA for in-person classes after the pandemic was scary, but in the end, I found some of my worries were overblown.
February 7, 2022
L.A. Unified parents say the district’s independent study program has improved from the fall, yet they remain frustrated with its format and curriculum.
September 13, 2021
Some changes in the independent study law may help districts, but a teacher shortage remains the biggest obstacle to providing instruction.
September 6, 2021
State leaders recognize crisis some districts face but don't backtrack from applying independent study to students sidelined by delta variant.
August 26, 2021
Independent study is this year's at-home alternative to in-person instruction for parents worried about contracting Covid. How will it work?
August 23, 2021
Many small districts educated students who fled urban areas due to Covid, yet weren't compensated, with a big impact on their budgets.
August 9, 2021
Families have a right to independent study instead of in-person instruction; worry about the delta variant may determine how many choose it.
July 15, 2021
The bill will enable local governments and nonprofits to bypass private companies and build their own broadband infrastructure.
July 8, 2021
Were voters "grading on a curve" in recognition of hard work amid a pandemic? Polling also found growing tensions on race and politics.
July 7, 2021
The education trailer bill extends independent study to students whose health would be put at risk by in-person instruction.
July 1, 2021
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.
June 24, 2021
An extra year in high school, a Pass or No Pass option and minimum graduation requirements would help undo damage from the pandemic.
June 7, 2021
Parents and education advocacy groups are urging Gov. Gavin Newsom to extend distance learning provisions for the upcoming school year.