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.
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.
After the data issues are resolved, counties will be able to make decisions about elementary school waivers, state official says.
The state plans to spend an additional $650 million on special education under new law.
Teacher shares tips for distance learning gleaned from teaching summer school during the pandemic.
Balancing studies online and a heavier schedule at work can be overwhelming.
Teachers are working long hours to engage students who are most likely to drop out during campus closures.
At least 100,000 tablets with internet included will be ready for districts in time for the new school year, state officials said.
Building on summer pilot program, nonprofit group wants to help Oakland students in a program that gives low-income parents a stipend to oversee their child's online learning.
The obstacle is the way.
Protests are emerging in districts where teachers are required to conduct distance learning from their physical classrooms.