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.
Weighing the risks and benefits is overwhelming and has left many parents uncertain, especially since school district plans are still fluid.
Legislators spared K-12 schools and community colleges cuts, but will force them to borrow billions and rely on more stimulus aid from Congress.
About 56,700 laptops and 94,000 hotspots have been sent to districts across the state so far.
California lawmakers introduced distance learning provisions around instructional time, attendance and connecting with parents.
Teachers can partner with students, families and colleague to establish a caring classroom community, even if it’s from a distance.
School districts and the state must be proactive in supporting teachers to prevent burnout and teachers leaving the profession.
It is up to you whether this quarantine becomes a period of discovery or stagnation.
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.