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.
A complex set of factors dictate how and when districts decide to reopen schools, leading to widely varying schedules.
The state board will consider if districts can use locally selected tests where Smarter Balanced assessments are not feasible.
It’s been unclear whether the Biden administration would offer testing waivers as many school districts continue to operate with distance learning.
In the first of a series capturing teachers' experiences, most express alarm over the pandemic's impact on learning and mental health.
Teachers have crafted weeks and even months-long lessons culminating with the historic Mars rover landing on Feb. 18.
Students who won’t wear masks or socially distance create for a “nerve-wracking” work environment.
Across California, nearly half of all districts with elementary schools have reopened them to in-person or hybrid learning. White students more likely to be attending school in-person.
Disagreements over vaccinations and extensive Covid testing appear among issues yet to be resolved for elementary students to return to class.
The spread of the coronavirus and the digital divide are obstacles for testing students' English skills.
Many districts are seeing surges in Fs and Ds during distance learning, prompting a revision of expectations and policies around grades.
The teachers union wants most California schools to remain closed for 100 days while the state comes up with a plan to slow the spread of the virus and vaccinate school staff.
While many students have likely suffered learning loss during the global health crisis, it may have a greater impact on incoming first-graders.
The Feb.1 deadline for the plan soon will pass; talks continue over complaints the plan’s requirements and timeline were unworkable.
A study of 50,000 students from 18 districts reaffirm that those who have traditionally struggled fell farther behind academically.
Though it’s unclear when in-person instruction will resume, West Contra Costa Unified is creating a “virtual academy” option for the fall.