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.
Colleges and testing companies should put student needs at center of decisions on how to handle assessments and admissions in a time of social distancing.
The unexpected announcement from Gov. Gavin Newsom that schools should consider resuming as early as late July was met with immediate pushback.
With no routine and limited access to services, students and their families are feeling stressed and overwhelmed.
More than a month since most schools first closed, at least 270,000 students remain disconnected to the internet at home.
Privacy experts share best practices for video as California schools make the switch to online learning.
Parents are juggling the responsibility of being their children's teacher with their jobs and other obligations during the coronavirus pandemic.
As schools scramble to figure out distance learning plans, one district shares what’s worked a month into distance learning.
Donations announced Monday are beginning to chip away at the daunting task of connecting all students to devices and internet from home.
“Let's face it, there's been a digital divide in California for decades,” California State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond said.
An unsung handful of employees at each UC campus facilitated the rapid transition to online instruction.
The county office of education is coordinating a multi-district use of a common distance learning platform and providing internet access.
Teachers can share ideas and resources for serving special education students online.
State education officials are calling on more companies and individuals to donate laptops and WiFi hotspots for students.
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos may recommend special education changes to Congress.