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.
As schools scramble to figure out distance learning plans, one district shares what’s worked a month into distance learning.
Donations announced Monday are beginning to chip away at the daunting task of connecting all students to devices and internet from home.
“Let's face it, there's been a digital divide in California for decades,” California State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond said.
An unsung handful of employees at each UC campus facilitated the rapid transition to online instruction.
The county office of education is coordinating a multi-district use of a common distance learning platform and providing internet access.
Teachers can share ideas and resources for serving special education students online.
State education officials are calling on more companies and individuals to donate laptops and WiFi hotspots for students.
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos may recommend special education changes to Congress.