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. On this page, you will find EdSource’s stories exploring these challenges and strategies to overcome them.
Parents and student advocacy groups are demanding better remote instruction than what many children, especially in low-income schools, have received.
To learn English, children need a lot of practice speaking aloud and interacting with others, which was difficult when school campuses closed.
While some families are doing science projects at home, teachers say a lack of supplies makes it difficult to assign hands-on experiments.
State guidance offers recommendations, but school districts will decide conditions and safety measures for reopening campuses.
A bond proposal aims to build broadband infrastructure in rural California, help purchase computers and fund professional training for teachers.
State Board of Education President, Oakland Unified Superintendent and Hoover Institute fellow discuss inequities among returning students.
College graduate mourns loss of last semester on campus, commencement ceremony.
District reaches out to families through wellness checks, changes grading and graduation requirements, provides some technology to seniors.
Distance learning expected to continue next year as districts move to a hybrid online and in-person instruction model.
High school student adjusts to school, life in lockdown.
Transition to distance learning poses myriad challenges for community college students.
State hosts first panel for students to talk about their concerns about online classes and their mental health.
The pandemic threatens to derail the pathways to college and career for too many California students.
I have a confession to make. Distance learning is not working well in my house. My 5th-grader is not finishing all of her assignments.
Transition to distance learning might have been less bumpy if parents and students were consulted.