Asthma, dental decay and diabetes are some of the most common health conditions students bring with them into the classroom – and cause students to miss school. Schools are forming partnerships for student health in a variety of ways, including school-based health centers that provide low-cost medical, dental and counseling services to students.
Distance learning is difficult in its own right. Distance learning while hungry will be even harder.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has returned to its pre-Covid rules of free meals only to students who qualify for free and reduced priced meals, leaving out those who relied on free grab-and-go meals over the summer.
Some teachers report less engagement with cameras off, but anxiety, tech glitches and privacy concerns could keep some students from turning them on.
Forthcoming guidance permitting limited openings will apply to districts in counties on the coronavirus watch list, where schools are shut down.
EdSource reporters and readers met Wednesday in a virtual town hall to discuss what education will look like this fall in California.
Colleges and universities in California can reopen this fall but must offer most classes virtually and have other restrictions in place.
Protests are emerging in districts where teachers are required to conduct distance learning from their physical classrooms.
Districts anticipate huge demand for mental health services, but funding will be tight for new staff.
High School fall sports is on hold in California until at least December. When sports resume, there will likely be a two-season system combining winter and spring sports.
All staff and students in grades 3-12 will be required to wear face coverings, and those who don’t can be sent home to learn via distance learning.
Close to a fifth of the cases were among children, about a third were among staff and another third were among parents.
Eureka Union School District in Granite Bay reached out to teachers and schools in Germany, China, Finland and Austria to get advice on how to reopen schools.
Children need free play time to exercise their bodies and practice their social and emotional skills.
As coronavirus cases spike across California more school districts are making the decision to educate students online next school year.
Schools should work with nonprofits and government agencies to pay for expanded services, panelists say.