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Federal education officials said they will not waive testing requirements for the 2020-21 school year.
Keeping students active is crucial for their mental and physical health — especially now, teachers say.
The State Board of Education will vote this week on whether to shorten the state’s annual standardized tests in math and English language arts.
Along with more Covid testing of students, the superintendents want the state to set standards covering all aspects of reopening schools.
California school districts have for the most part resumed A-F grading for the 2020-2021 school year, despite students learning from home.
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There are wide variations in how students are being taught across California, as most of state’s largest districts stick with distance learning.
See the counties where schools have moved to mostly in-person learning, counties where instruction is mixed, and counties where most students are still learning remotely.
Resources and funding can help districts provide more support for students during these challenging times.
To assess students during distance learning, teachers are relying on informal check-ins, open notes and webcams to monitor a student’s behavior.
Schools in Los Angeles have begun in-person instruction with their youngest learners, under the county’s reopening allowance for students with special needs.
Safety measures can help lower, but not eliminate, the risk of virus transmission.
Some parents and researchers want longer class periods for their kids in distance learning, while others worry about excessive screen time and ineffective use of learning time.
The campus reopenings represent the largest return to school in a major metropolitan area in California so far this year.
Two San Francisco Bay Area districts are expanding outreach to their most vulnerable students including those who are homeless, foster youth.