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.
Kusema Thomas II looked forward to sixth grade in a new Los Angeles Unified magnet school but connecting problems cost him six weeks of virtual classes. Now, his father wants tutoring help.
Roadschooling, a full-time lifestyle for some, has a new batch of converts. Families dissatisfied with distance learning are heading out to see the country.
Over 90% of California students now attend schools that are not permitted to offer in-person instruction in regular classes unless they began offering them before their county was in the purple tier.
The waiver process has been fraught with debate — raising issues of safety, volatility and fairness.
With most instruction now remote and with less class time, students don’t spend as much time exposed to their new language.
Federal education officials said they will not waive testing requirements for the 2020-21 school year.
The State Board of Education will vote this week on whether to shorten the state’s annual standardized tests in math and English language arts.
California school districts have for the most part resumed A-F grading for the 2020-2021 school year, despite students learning from home.
There are wide variations in how students are being taught across California, as most of state’s largest districts stick with distance learning.
Distance learning poses additional challenges for teachers willing to help students examine a divisive election filled with misinformation.
Resources and funding can help districts provide more support for students during these challenging times.
L.A. Unified’ next school board will guide the district through the pandemic and influence the future of charter schools in Los Angeles.
Some parents and researchers want longer class periods for their kids in distance learning, while others worry about excessive screen time and ineffective use of learning time.
The campus reopenings represent the largest return to school in a major metropolitan area in California so far this year.
Two San Francisco Bay Area districts are expanding outreach to their most vulnerable students including those who are homeless, foster youth.