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.
A citywide campaign raised $12.5 million to provide for low income students, but the devices have not yet arrived due to a backlog.
EdSource reporters and readers met Wednesday in a virtual town hall to discuss what education will look like this fall in California.
The Legislature set minimum hours but left it to districts and unions to define instruction, engagement and set the length of a school day.
Teacher shares tips for distance learning gleaned from teaching summer school during the pandemic.
At least 100,000 tablets with internet included will be ready for districts in time for the new school year, state officials said.
Building on summer pilot program, nonprofit group wants to help Oakland students in a program that gives low-income parents a stipend to oversee their child's online learning.
Protests are emerging in districts where teachers are required to conduct distance learning from their physical classrooms.
School districts, charter and private schools would have to meet safety requirements. Counties could limit the number of approvals.
As L.A. Unified finalized its distance learning plans, Oakland Unified and other districts were still negotiating with their teachers.
These programs efficiently help our students and older adults, and therefore our whole society.
Many school districts will have to ditch plans for hybrid learning and in-person classes at the start of the school year.
In this new environment, the stakes are even higher.
Five ways schools can prioritize the academic success and well-being of students.
Calbright College's board of trustees is poised to name the interim president to the post permanently. The move comes at a critical time for California's only online community college.
Campuses in 32 of the state’s 58 counties are unlikely to open for the start of the new school year.