As schools closed without warning in response to the coronavirus threat, teachers across California had to innovate and find new ways to connect with and support their students. In this section, teachers share how they confronted this monumental challenge.
The influx of funding can help educators better collaborate to create a more useful, meaningful and humane educational experience for students.
Members of EdSource's Teachers Advisory Group share their experiences with returning to school after the pandemic lockdowns.
Policymakers and administrators must have the courage to make big changes to provide students more access to mental health professionals.
California must support teachers and invest in their well-being to halt the growing shortage.
We need to get back to the reasons teachers start teaching in the first place: to support students, to inspire futures and to create fulfilled adults.
Schools can support students of all abilities in the same classroom, benefiting all -- without breaking the bank. It's already happening.
Academic support like tutoring is too often divorced from wellness initiatives. But easing up academically on struggling students does them no favors; they need both emotional and academic support.
We cannot talk about post-pandemic change in schools without considering the views of the families and students we serve.
Members of the EdSource Community Network, including students, parents, teachers and early education providers talk about their back-to-school concerns in the face of the delta variant.
A teacher shares how she and her colleagues are preparing to support students through a school year that is possibly even more challenging than the 2020-21 pandemic year.
Students can make impressive gains in reading even under difficult circumstances if guided and encouraged to think for themselves.
Many of the 136 veteran California teachers surveyed found hybrid learning was enervating, and districts didn't seek advice on reopening.
AB1316 would close numerous schools and displace thousands of students and families throughout California.
Listening to families and cultivating community ties is key to reconnecting as students and teachers return to school after the pandemic.
Educators and policymakers alike must listen to students to understand what they need to heal and recover from the traumas of the past year.