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.
The Legislature has set minimum standards for distance learning; parents and students can demand a more extensive approach.
Many districts will open with online instruction but hope to bring more students back later in the fall depending on health conditions.
Trauma-informed approach to learning will make return to school more successful for students and teachers.
As coronavirus cases spike across California more school districts are making the decision to educate students online next school year.
Districts are starting to finalize reopening plans for the coming school year amidst uncertainty.
Incoming and current college students report heightened financial and coursework distress, new survey finds.
Teachers realize there is more to distance learning than keeping the children’s study skills fresh, and adapt their classes to meet the need.
In California, leaders of 37% of outdoor education programs said they will remain closed due to lack of financing after the coronavirus pandemic.
The California Teachers Association says a 45-year-old law on classroom recordings prevents districts from requiring live online instruction.
California’s smallest school districts struggle to pay for supplies, staff and technology needed to reopen schools.
Regular temperature checks, physical distancing and even new restrictions on lunch are common as schools have reopened across the globe.
The in-person contact and interaction is essential to student success in the fall.
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.