What sets the stage for student learning? EdSource reports on major school reform initiatives rooted in improving the physical, emotional and behavioral health of children and teens. Strategies include social and emotional skill-building, trauma-informed teaching and school-based health centers. The goal: Attendance improves, discipline referrals fall, teen pregnancy rates drop and engagement in learning increases.
One of the smallest districts in the state in a county with comparatively low infection rates, Indian Diggings Elementary School District opened for in-person instruction but with safeguards against the coronavirus.
Power outages due to heat wave could affect California residents through Wednesday, governor promises flexibility if schools are affected.
LAUSD Superintendent Austin Beutner for months has said that a robust system of testing and contact tracing is necessary to reopen schools.
Districts have incurred many new costs as a result of the pandemic and face budget deferrals and cuts as a result of the financial crisis.
Parents are skeptical that distance learning will ever work for children with disabilities.
Distance learning is not a mode of instruction most parents, students, teachers and administrators would have chosen in the absence of the pandemic.
Oakland Unified reached a tentative agreement on distance learning which, if approved, will go into effect immediately upon ratification.
Forthcoming guidance permitting limited openings will apply to districts in counties on the coronavirus watch list, where schools are shut down.
Mentoring provides essential academic and social support to students; and a renewed sense of purpose to isolated teachers.
A citywide campaign raised $12.5 million to provide for low income students, but the devices have not yet arrived due to a backlog.
EdSource reporters and readers met Wednesday in a virtual town hall to discuss what education will look like this fall in California.
The Legislature set minimum hours but left it to districts and unions to define instruction, engagement and set the length of a school day.
Some California students may find themselves in child care in the very classrooms they are barred from entering for in-person instruction.
Backlog of records is expected to be added to county data within 72 hours, which will allow the state to unfreeze its county monitoring list.
Colleges and universities in California can reopen this fall but must offer most classes virtually and have other restrictions in place.