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May 22, 2020

The Lodi Unified School District Board of Education will hold a study session on May 28 to begin considering instruction options when students return to class in the fall.

May 22, 2020

Somis is ready to welcome two new school leaders into the close-knit community.

May 22, 2020

School leaders in Los Angeles County joined a growing chorus for more state and federal assistance Thursday, May 21, asserting that public school systems will struggle to safely reopen schools this fall without adequate funding.

May 22, 2020

California schools cannot reopen safely in the fall with such modifications as facemasks, smaller class sizes and frequent sanitation without additional funding, said state Superintendent of Instruction Tony Thurmond in a web conference with local school leaders Thursday, May 21.

May 22, 2020

The University of California Board of Regents voted today to suspend the use of SAT and ACT scores for students applying for admission as freshmen to its nine campuses, which include UCLA and UC Irvine, until fall 2024.

May 22, 2020

In about 10 weeks, the 2020-21 public school year will begin. Probably.

May 22, 2020

According to Dr. Gil Chavez with the state health department, students and faculty may have to wear masks, be screened for COVID-19 symptoms and schools may have to cohort by grade to prevent the potential spread of the novel coronavirus.

May 22, 2020

Smaller class sizes and daily temperature checks. Alternating schedules, with some time learning on campus and other times learning online at home. Face masks for all. Those are just some of the ideas that educators are considering as they wait for specific guidelines.

May 22, 2020

San Francisco public schools will be back in session on Aug. 17, San Francisco Unified School District Superintendent Dr. Vincent Matthews said Wednesday. But how that will look is not yet known — although a decision is expected by mid-July.

May 22, 2020

In just six days, Oakland Unified School District and the city of Oakland announced today that it has reached its $12.5 million goal to give computers and internet access to thousands of Oakland public school students for the upcoming school year.

May 22, 2020

State education leaders on Thursday said proposed budget cuts to education would threaten their ability to reopen safely next fall and that confronting the COVID-19 pandemic calls for more nurses, counselors, custodians and teachers.

May 21, 2020

The Kern High School District Board of Trustees has decided to hold graduation ceremonies in late June but with limited guests and much less pomp and circumstance than previous years.

May 21, 2020

Dozens of school administrators, maintenance directors and facilities specialists — among others — are conducting teleconference meetings at least twice weekly, said Mary Jane Burke, Marin County superintendent of schools.

May 21, 2020

As some businesses begin to slowly reopen, the state superintendent of schools is also working to figure out how to get students back to class - with a new set of safety standards in place.

May 21, 2020

California schools will not be able to reopen safely next school year unless they receive additional federal dollars, said California Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond on Wednesday.

May 21, 2020

Local school districts will decide when they will welcome students back to physical classrooms and the state is not mandating a common opening date, state Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond said Wednesday. But he made one thing clear: Personal protective equipment is a must.

May 21, 2020

The new normal amid the coronavirus outbreak will likely include masks, daily school sanitation and smaller class sizes to maintain six feet of distance, state Supt. of Instruction Tony Thurmond said Wednesday.

May 21, 2020

Some of the state’s smallest districts are preparing to bring students back for in-person graduation ceremonies this spring, after Gov. Gavin Newsom on May 18 eased some of the restrictions for counties wishing to re-open faster.

May 21, 2020

San Francisco public schools will be back in session on Aug. 17, San Francisco Unified School District Superintendent Dr. Vincent Matthews said Wednesday. But how that will look is not yet known — although a decision is expected by mid-July.

May 20, 2020

Brian Biedermann, director of educational services for Stockton Unified School District has been selected by the Board of Trustees to serve as interim superintendent when current Superintendent John Deasy officially steps down in June.

May 20, 2020

The Ross Valley Charter school has secured a $270,563 loan from the federal Paycheck Protection Program, a relief effort for small businesses during the coronavirus economic slump.

May 20, 2020

Two Marin high schools are planning drive-up graduations so seniors can pick up their diplomas while reducing the risk of coronavirus infection.

May 20, 2020

The coronavirus economy will deliver a $507 million hit for Los Angeles Unified’s coming academic year, officials said on Tuesday, May 19, at the district’s first board meeting since the outbreak forced campuses to shutter.

May 20, 2020

The superintendents of six school districts collectively enrolling nearly 1 million students warned Gov. Gavin Newsom and top lawmakers Monday that their fall reopening would be delayed due to the governor’s proposed $6.5 billion cut to school funding.

May 20, 2020

Some Fresno students who don’t have internet access are about to get some help from school buses. Two buses will be equipped with WiFi and parked outside school in southwest Fresno, starting Wednesday.

May 20, 2020

The Montebello Unified School District is seeking applications for candidates seeking to fill the school board vacancy created when Edgar Cisneros recently resigned.

May 20, 2020

San Diego Unified, the state’s second-largest district with about 102,000 students, may need 20 to 30 percent more funding than it is getting now to reopen next school year, said Richard Barrera, vice president of the San Diego Unified school board.

May 20, 2020

San Dieguito Union High School District will vote Thursday whether to give students the option of working toward a letter grade, or simply accepting credit for completed classes, provoking protest from students and families.

May 20, 2020

The Oakland City Council unanimously agreed on Tuesday to place the topic before voters in November. If passed, the measure would allow citizens 16 years and older to vote for Oakland Unified School District’s school board directors.

May 20, 2020

The coronavirus economy will deliver a $507 million hit for Los Angeles Unified’s coming academic year, officials said on Tuesday, May 19, at the district’s first board meeting since the outbreak forced campuses to shutter.

May 20, 2020

The education system in California has been upended with nearly 10 million school and college students forced to adapt to online learning while teachers and parents make dramatic adjustments to daily living. Here's a look at the highlights.

May 20, 2020

One hundred days after the state its first guidance to schools on how to handle a virus that had been “recently identified” in China, California's education system has been completely upended in unimaginable ways.

May 19, 2020

While police investigate Covina-Valley Unified Superintendent Richard Sheehan for alleged misconduct with current and former students, the school board voted on Monday, May 18, to appoint Assistant Superintendent Elizabeth Eminhizer as acting superintendent.

May 19, 2020

The Carmel Unified School District board of education will consider approving the resignation of Superintendent Barb Dill-Varga at its Wednesday meeting.

May 19, 2020

Some Mill Valley School District parents say teachers are being cut too much slack in remote learning during the coronavirus pandemic — including not having to do any live video instruction. Teachers and district administration, however, say they are working nonstop to provide the highest quality of education they can under stressful conditions.

May 19, 2020

Step back and compare Gov. Gavin Newsom‘s new budget plan with the amount that California schools need just to keep existing operations going for another academic year and the crisis facing kids, families and educators becomes crystal clear.

May 19, 2020

After Twitter’s CEO heard that Oakland Unified and the city were trying to raise more than $10 million to close the gap between students with computers and internet access and those without, he announced he would donate nearly the entire amount needed.

May 19, 2020

Parents fear that their children are losing vital learning opportunities with school campuses closed due to the coronavirus, and these academic struggles appear linked to economic hardship and possibly race, according to local and national surveys released Monday.

May 19, 2020

Alameda kids will get an extra six days of summer vacation following a unanimous school board vote Monday to end the academic year early, with officials saying the time would be better spent training teachers than instructing students.

May 19, 2020

Los Angeles Unified and five other urban California school districts collectively enrolling about 1 million students warned Monday that “unrealistic” funding cuts proposed by Gov. Gavin Newsom in his revised budget would force them to delay reopening of schools this fall.

May 19, 2020

Los Angeles Unified Superintendent Austin Beutner warned Monday, May, 18, that state budget cuts could harm students, while the district is bracing for its own budget shortfalls due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

May 18, 2020

Being the "first" can be a daunting task on one's shoulders. Katie Russell, the instructional superintendent at the Fresno Unified School District, has filled those shoes before. It's an honor to be the first to serve in a role, she says, but what's more important is realizing what it means for others.

May 18, 2020

Ed Pelfrey has been named the new superintendent of Sonora Union High School District, Jim Riggs, president of the Sonora Union High School District Governing Board, announced Friday.

May 18, 2020

The Glendora Police Department is investigting misconduct allegations against Covina-Valley Unified Superintendent Richard Sheehan involving three possible victims, a news release issued Sunday evening said.

May 18, 2020

Monterey County Superintendent of Schools Deneen Guss said it’s possible that plans on returning to the classroom in the fall will vary by district or even by school as officials decide the best approach to education while keeping everyone safe.

May 18, 2020

An email alert sent out to staff of the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District on Tuesday evening, May 12, warned that teachers were getting messages from an individual claiming to be Superintendent Dr. Ben Drati. Scammers posing as Drati were reportedly asking teachers to purchase gift cards on his behalf.

May 18, 2020

Gov. Gavin Newsom is proposing a $5 billion cut in funding to California’s K-12 schools, a grim projection that could have been worse without a pot of money he wants to use from the economic stimulus package Congress allocated in March.

May 18, 2020

Redlands Unified will hold drive-through graduation ceremonies in addition to the previously announced virtual graduation, the district said Friday, May 15. The change comes after extensive feedback from the community and consultation with county health authorities, district officials said.

May 18, 2020

A team of specialists has started testing ways for Marin County school campuses to reopen with anti-virus protocols. Besides sanitation stations, other measures put in place include a requirement that staffers wear masks at all times unless working alone in an office.

May 18, 2020

Measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 could include temperature checks for students and staff upon arrival, adding isolation rooms for sick students, making playgrounds off-limits and even suspending sports and choir groups.

May 18, 2020

Schools must prepare to do more with less as the fall term approaches. Gov. Gavin Newsom’s latest budget proposal includes steep cuts to California school districts, many of whom were already spending beyond their means.

May 18, 2020

Gov. Gavin Newsom proposed using federal stimulus money, redirecting pension payments and temporarily raising corporate taxes to minimize the losses. But California is still facing a nearly $7 billion shortage next year for school funding.

May 18, 2020

At Rocketship Fuerza Community Prep and some other charter schools, students were already completing digital assignments daily and teachers were routinely reaching out to parents through texts and home visits.

May 15, 2020

Stockton Unified announced on its Facebook page Thursday that it would join other school districts in the county in hosting online graduations while also leaving open the opportunity to have in-person celebrations once stay-at-home order directives are eased.

May 15, 2020

The May Revision of the 2020-21 proposed $203 billion budget includes $99.7 billion for K-12 schools and $18.6 billion for community colleges and public universities. But Newsom has continued his commitment to increasing support for special education.

May 15, 2020

Oakland Unified’s school board Wednesday night voted unanimously to temporarily waive two graduation requirements — a 2.0 GPA in core courses and a senior project — to make it easier for students to earn their diplomas amid the pandemic.

May 15, 2020

With California’s economy hobbled by the impacts of the long coronavirus shutdown, Gov. Gavin Newsom asked state lawmakers Thursday to sharply curtail spending on public schools and an array of government services while directly appealing to President Trump and Congress for help.

May 15, 2020

It's the question weighing heavily on parents, students, and teacher's minds. What will school look like in the fall? Palo Alto Unified School District has a blueprint of what could end up happening in their system.

May 15, 2020

The deep financial hole brought on by the coronavirus is striking home for California schools after Gov. Gavin Newsom released a dramatically revised state budget plan. And the upcoming cuts could make it harder to resume in-classroom education for 6 million schoolchildren.

May 15, 2020

The San Diego County Board of Education voted unanimously Wednesday to keep Iftin Charter School open for another five years, despite a report from the county’s own staff listing many reasons to deny the school’s renewal.

May 15, 2020

Charter Oak Unified school board President Brian Akers was seen drinking a beer during a May 7 board meeting over the Zoom videoconferencing platform. In the district’s video of the meeting, Akers is seen drinking from a bottle.

May 15, 2020

Even as costs skyrocket in response to the coronavirus crisis, California school districts face major funding cuts that could potentially lead to teacher and staff layoffs and leave some schools struggling to safely reopen campuses in the fall, according to district officials and educators.

May 15, 2020

The Oakland Unified School District and the city of Oakland announced a $12.5 million campaign Wednesday that aims to “close the digital divide” and get a computer — and internet access — in the hands of every Oakland public and charter school student.

May 15, 2020

With state revenues plummeting from a COVID-19-precipitated economic recession, Gov. Gavin Newsom released a revised California budget proposal Thursday that would lessen the impact of a potential two-year drop of $19 billion in state funding for schools and community colleges.

May 15, 2020

Unless the federal government comes to California’s aid, the coronavirus has set back most of Gov. Gavin Newsom’s big investments in preschool to levels not seen since before he took office.

May 15, 2020

California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s biggest education priority in his proposed state budget — $915 million to recruit and train teachers — was eliminated in his May budget revision released Thursday.

May 14, 2020

A dozen Northern California counties may be opening up their economies ahead of much of the state. But officials in those regions are saying their schools won’t reopen before the fall.

May 14, 2020

Fresno Unified’s Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program paid at least $700,000 above the bid price for produce over three years before changes were made to the program, according to an audit.

May 14, 2020

Nearly a dozen parent organizations have teamed up with the American Civil Liberties Union to urge Fresno Unified schools to “do more” to help students and families struggling with online education amid the coronavirus pandemic.

May 14, 2020

When students return to school after a lengthy pandemic-induced absence, the consensus is they will have lost significant academic ground. Still unresolved for governments and educators are the questions of how — or even whether — teachers should try to make up for lost learning.

May 14, 2020

More than 4,000 comic books are, or will soon be, in the hands of Fullerton School District students, thanks to a donation from Enrique Muñoz, owners of Comic Hero University. Muñoz’s donation is about inspiring creativity and getting kids to engage in reading, he said.

May 14, 2020

San Diego Unified’s seniors say that if they can’t hold regular, in-person graduation ceremonies next month, they’d prefer postponing them to late July or early August, student leaders told the school board Tuesday.

May 14, 2020

The College Board said on Tuesday that approximately 1% of the more than 1 million students who took the exams, given in 38 subjects, encountered technical difficulties.

May 14, 2020

California superintendent of public instruction Tony Thurmond said Wednesday that the state’s nearly 1,000 school districts will decide when it’s best to reopen their campuses for classroom instruction.

May 14, 2020

California Gov. Gavin Newsom is expected to reveal his plan Thursday for plugging an estimated $54.3 billion, coronavirus-created hole in the state budget. This is a first for Newsom, who had a historic $21 billion surplus when he took office in 2019.

May 13, 2020

Stockton Unified School District trustees at a special meeting Tuesday unanimously approved guidelines for recruiting and hiring a superintendent/interim superintendent.

May 13, 2020

Just a few months after Superintendent Andy Stenson announced his intention to resign, San Luis Obispo County’s largest school district has appointed Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources Paul Fawcett to be his replacement.

May 13, 2020

After community pushback, the Novato Unified School District has switched gears to offer middle and high school students the choice of a letter grade or credit/incomplete grading for the virus-skewed spring term.

May 13, 2020

Due to an anticipated loss of state revenue caused by the coronavirus pandemic, the Marin County Office of Education is issuing layoff notices affecting 43 classified jobs and eliminating 16 administrative staff positions for the 2020-21 school year.

May 13, 2020

Superintendent Bob Nelson has said a traditional ceremony will be held at a later time when social-distancing restrictions are relaxed. In the meantime, Fresno city schools will hold “virtual senior celebrations.”

May 13, 2020

Nearly every public school student in Los Angeles is participating in online learning, said L.A. Unified Superintendent Austin Beutner almost two months since schools closed for the coronavirus as the district begins to brace for state budget cuts.

May 13, 2020

School closures were intended to keep students safe during the pandemic, but for many, it’s ushered in a different set of dangers: anxiety, depression and other serious mental health conditions.

May 12, 2020

The Kentfield School District has named longtime Marin educator Raquel Rose as its next superintendent. Rose, an assistant superintendent for the Marin County Office of Education, is slated to be approved at Tuesday’s board of trustees meeting. The appointment will take effect on July 1.

May 12, 2020

It’s not unusual to see Chapman Elementary’s Principal Mike Allen driving through neighborhoods in the Chapman neighborhood, knocking on students’ doors and bringing food, toiletries and other supplies.

May 12, 2020

Although the school year in Los Angeles is set to begin in mid-August, the prospect of opening 900 campuses will rely on solutions for daunting and costly problems — including whether half a million students and their families would be tested for COVID-19.

May 12, 2020

With nearly all Los Angeles Unified students now connected to online learning, superintendent Austin Beutner on Monday outlined an expanded array of summer courses the district will offer to help make up for lost learning during coronavirus closures.

May 11, 2020

Distance learning is an almost insurmountable challenge for parents who must leave home to work, who are already juggling their own studies with work and who have children with learning disabilities and other special needs. Schools provide their children with resources that are simply impossible to replicate in a home environment.

May 11, 2020

Despite a flood of pleas, Tamalpais Union High School District trustees suspended the popular Team program and eliminated extra preparation periods in journalism and other classes for 2020-21.

May 11, 2020

Nearly every public school student in Los Angeles is participating in online learning, said L.A. Unified Superintendent Austin Beutner almost two months since schools closed for the coronavirus and nearing the academic year’s end.

May 11, 2020

Fresno Unified staff urged students to keep studying through the end of the year, despite low motivation, connectivity issues and other life challenges brought on by the coronavirus pandemic.

May 11, 2020

California’s projected $54 billion budget deficit will likely have a profound effect on Sacramento-area school districts, some of which were already facing dire financial outlooks before the coronavirus pandemic struck.

May 11, 2020

The challenge has been especially hard for Mann Middle School in mid-city, where students speak 35 languages and about a third are English learners. Also 94 percent are socioeconomically disadvantaged and 9 percent are homeless.

May 11, 2020

San Marcos Unified School District will end the fiscal year slightly ahead of where it expected, as changes related to the COVID-19 closures led to a net savings, district officials reported at a school board meeting.

May 11, 2020

California teacher candidates may soon be able to take fewer tests to prove they are ready to teach, if legislation approved by the Assembly Committee on Education becomes law.

May 11, 2020

Placer Union High School District announced Wednesday it will hold in-person graduation ceremonies for its seven high schools and their seniors in July.

May 11, 2020

How teachers track attendance and engagement takes many forms. Some monitor who uses the online learning platforms. Others make regular contact with their students on a one-on-one basis through calls, emails or virtual office hours.

May 11, 2020

For the students of schools that specialize in dance, theater, music, cinematic and visual arts, their lost performances go beyond the disappointment of not being able to share their work with family and friends.

May 08, 2020

The Ross Valley School District has approved layoffs and schedule cuts for a range of jobs for the 2020-21 school year. The reductions, which equal 7.5 full-time positions, affect more than a dozen jobs across both elementary and middle school grades.

May 08, 2020

California finance officials revealed a $54.3 billion deficit today in the first economic assessment of the coronavirus pandemic’s devastating blow to the fifth-largest economy in the world.

May 08, 2020

Students are fed snacks and lunch, play outside and work on their distance learning using school-provided laptops, at desks distanced several feet apart from each other.

May 08, 2020

Chalk art and thank you parades in front of teacher’s homes have taken the place of gift baskets and luncheons in staff break rooms this year to celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week, but the sentiment remains the same.

May 08, 2020

Instead of $3 billion more in funding next year, officials from Gov. Gavin Newsom’s administration are now projecting possibly $18 billion less over two years for K-12 and community colleges.

May 08, 2020

Dozens of Los Angeles public school teachers union members are demanding a moratorium on campus-sharing agreements between charter and traditional public schools in a caravan demonstration.

May 07, 2020

California’s government faces a $54.3-billion budget deficit through next summer according to an analysis released Thursday by advisors to Gov. Gavin Newsom, the deepest projected fiscal hole in state history.

May 07, 2020

A group of public health experts, along with parents and teachers are calling on Gov. Gavin Newsom to halt permanent school closures during the duration of the coronavirus crisis.

May 07, 2020

The Sacramento City Unified School District and the city of Sacramento announced a partnership with Comcast to provide free internet access to thousands of eligible students in the area.

May 07, 2020

Charter school advocates are fighting a bill designed to stop home-school charter parents from spending school tax dollars on certain enrichment activities such as Disneyland passes, horseback riding lessons and private education for their children.

May 07, 2020

A battle is looming in California that is likely to test school districts’ commitments to serve students who are struggling most. Call it the conflict between scarcity and equity.

May 06, 2020

Since California announced the closure of public schools more than a month ago, the process of moving to remote learning has been vexing for both parents and educators – but particularly those of children with disabilities.

May 06, 2020

California will not order local school districts to begin the next academic year ahead of schedule, despite Governor Newsom suggesting an early start. KCBS Political Reporter Doug Sovern spoke with the president of the California Board of Education about the plan.

May 06, 2020

Gov. Gavin Newsom’s statement last week that schools could be back in session as early as July is worrying some parents. That early start would deprive young students of much-needed summer vacations. And what if, as expected, there is no vaccine by July?

May 06, 2020

On Friday, May 1, Nuview Union School District Superintendent David Pyle accepted the school board’s offer to lead the 11,568-student San Jacinto district. The board will vote to ratify the agreement at its Tuesday, May 12, meeting, according to the district.

May 06, 2020

Parents and students staged a drive-up protest on Tuesday against the grading policy for Vista Unified School District, arguing that the district’s plan to issue credit/no credit marks instead of letter grades this semester will hurt students’ college applications.

May 06, 2020

As unemployment soars and the outlook for a steep recession looms, analysts are cranking new data into old forecasts, and the projected impact on education funding is ugly — probably a bigger dollar cut next year than the worst year in the Great Recession.

May 06, 2020

As California’s K-12 students finish the year under distance learning, one of the thorniest logistical questions for schools has been how teachers should issue grades for kids stuck at home.

May 05, 2020

The Kern High School District trustees did not make a formal decision on the future of graduation ceremonies in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, but tasked administrators with planning for the events scheduled for later this month.

May 05, 2020

Fresno Unified School District special education parents say they are frustrated with what they say is a lack of guidance and support from the district now seven weeks into the distance learning period caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

May 05, 2020

Riverside’s Encore Junior and High School for the Arts got a last-minute stay of execution in March. But the novel coronavirus is finishing off the charter school, which will close on June 30.

May 05, 2020

The governor’s timetable in fact coincides with the calendar of some existing school districts who are scheduled to open in early August. For many other districts, it would mean starting just a week or two earlier than they are currently scheduled to open.

May 05, 2020

There are wide differences in how much districts and charter schools will receive. Torrance Unified in Los Angeles County, for example, will get $76 per student while Inglewood Unified, its neighbor up the 405 Freeway will receive $739.

May 05, 2020

There are concerns that schools will not have enough time and funding to stagger school schedules and create social distancing and related health plans to keep students and staff safe if campuses are reopened in late July or early August.

May 05, 2020

The next academic year for Los Angeles public school students will begin mid-August — after two months of virtual summer school — but whether the fall begins online or in physical classrooms remains unclear, L.A. school district officials said Monday, May 4.

May 04, 2020

In interpreting the governor's order and the state Department of Education's "doing no harm" grading requirements, certain inequalities faced by children and families in the district were considered when deciding not to grade distance learning materials.

May 04, 2020

Jack McLaughlin, who had a controversial two-year tenure as Stockton Unified superintendent 12 years ago, has withdrawn from consideration in returning to the district.

May 04, 2020

San Luis Obispo County health officials on May 1 said there’s no way local schools will be able to open again this year under newly-released coronavirus reopening guidelines – even though some districts haven’t thrown in the towel yet.

May 04, 2020

With schools closed and students learning remotely as part of coronavirus-inspired safer-at-home orders, Montebello Unified high school seniors are likely to get a break on how many units they need to graduate.

May 04, 2020

For school officials across California, getting teachers and students back into classrooms with the virus still circulating in communities is a high-stakes challenge and a logistical nightmare.

May 04, 2020

There’s no way to walk across a stage in cap and gown before an audience of hundreds if not thousands on Zoom, but schools are hoping to hold events that honor student accomplishments and mark transitions for families nonetheless.

May 04, 2020

Gov. Gavin Newsom said Wednesday that low-income families would receive $365 per child to buy food during the next two months to make up for the loss of free and reduced-priced lunches previously provided by the schools.

May 04, 2020

School districts throughout the state are just now beginning to assess how to reopen what are almost certain to be reconfigured campuses and schedules to protect the health of students and staff. Here are four things to know.

May 04, 2020

Blended learning could be the norm for as long as a year and a half, until a coronavirus vaccine is developed and widely used, according to the San Diego County Office of Education.

May 04, 2020

California’s 195,000 homeless students have been harder to contact, and are more at risk of falling behind, than their peers during the school closures, school officials and advocates said.

May 01, 2020

Miller Creek School District officials will eliminate transitional kindergarten and tighten the budget on other programs to offset projected deficit spending in the 2020-21 school year.

May 01, 2020

On Tuesday, California Gov. Gavin Newsom caught many by surprise when he suggested public schools might start the next school year as early as July. But Inland superintendents were already making plans for what the 2020-21 school year could look like, based on the state of the coronavirus pandemic at the time.

May 01, 2020

While California Gov. Gavin Newsom suggested some schools could open as early as July or August, Eureka City Schools Superintendent Fred Van Vleck does not see that happening in Eureka.

May 01, 2020

State officials are developing a host of recommendations that will be included in guidelines issued by CDE’s School Facilities and Transportation Services to school districts before the summer.

May 01, 2020

Elected officials from the Central Coast, Central Valley, Northern California and elsewhere have asked Gov. Gavin Newsom to let them gradually lift their stay-at-home order.

May 01, 2020

Gov. Gavin Newsom wants to start next school year earlier, as soon as late July, but San Diego school leaders emphasize that’s not going to happen unless a lot of other things happen first.

May 01, 2020

Accustomed to routines and close relationships with their teachers and therapists, students — and their families — are now trying to cope with a confusing, frustrating new reality — with no end in sight.

Apr 30, 2020

Unless Congress provides a massive infusion of aid to help schools handle the fallout from the coronavirus, hundreds of thousands of teachers will lose their jobs and an "educational catastrophe" would result, warns an organization that represents large urban districts.

Apr 30, 2020

Paso Robles school campuses will remain closed through at least May 16 — but the district is not yet ready to completely cancel in-person classes for the year.

Apr 30, 2020

Families across California are now bracing for the possibility that next school year could start months earlier than expected. On Tuesday, Gov. Gavin Newsom floated that idea.

Apr 30, 2020

This week, U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos announced that more than $300 million from the first coronavirus rescue package will go to two education grant competitions for K-12 and higher ed.

Apr 30, 2020

Central Unified School District reversed course on its grading policy this week, saying that students will be required to turn in assignments for the rest of the school year.

Apr 30, 2020

A Tulare County elementary school — believed to be the only public school in California to remain open in April amid the coronavirus pandemic — has closed its doors, The Bee confirmed late Wednesday.

Apr 30, 2020

But facing a $6.8 million deficit, Superintendent Gregory Haulk and financial consultant Greg Magnuson urged the closure of a school. Wherever it may be, the officials said, a closure would result in the layoff of 29 teachers throughout the district.

Apr 30, 2020

The decision will permanently merge the two schools, which shared the San Luis Rey campus this year before the COVID-19 pandemic forced school closures. And it closes the debate over what to do with the deteriorating campuses,

Apr 30, 2020

With the state heading into what could be a severe recession, the loss may be close to $2,000 per student — a 15% reduction from the current funding level of $13,000.

Apr 30, 2020

Gov. Gavin Newsom’s announcement Tuesday that California schools could reopen as early as July surprised and frustrated Stanislaus County’s education chief and other superintendents in the area.

Apr 30, 2020

Bob Blattner, principal of Blattner & Associates, is a Sacramento-based education consultant who specializes in California school finance. This Week in California Education podcast co-hosts Louis Freedberg and John Fensterwald interviewed him.

Apr 30, 2020

Gov. Gavin Newsom said Wednesday that low-income families would receive $365 per child to buy food during the next two months to make up for the loss of free and reduced-priced lunches previously provided by the schools.

Apr 30, 2020

School districts throughout the state are just now beginning to assess how to reopen what are almost certain to be reconfigured campuses and schedules to protect the health of students and staff. Here are four things to know.

Apr 30, 2020

The unions say teachers were stunned by Newsom’s suggestion Tuesday that schools could reopen in July in an attempt to help reduce learning gaps caused by the coronavirus and allow parents to return to work in a greater capacity.

Apr 29, 2020

In a surprise announcement Tuesday, Gov. Gavin Newsom suggested reopening schools as soon as late July or early August to mitigate the loss of learning that all students — but especially low-income black and Latino students — have experienced during two months of school closures due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Apr 29, 2020

Days after proposing Stockton Unified bring in a consulting firm owned by a controversial former superintendent to help replace John Deasy, board President Kathy Garcia voted to delay the proposal Tuesday night at a contentious Board of Education meeting.

Apr 29, 2020

Since California announced the closure of public schools more than a month ago, the process of moving to remote learning has been vexing for both parents and educators, but particularly those of children with disabilities.

Apr 29, 2020

San Rafael high school students will be given their choice of grading system to offset disparities with remote learning during the coronavirus pandemic.

Apr 29, 2020

California schoolchildren could return to their classrooms as early as July though there likely will be modifications, Gov. Gavin Newsom said Tuesday. No official decisions have been made, but Newsom acknowledged there have been “learning losses.”

Apr 29, 2020

U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos will not recommend that Congress waive the main requirements of three federal education laws, including the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, known as IDEA.

Apr 29, 2020

Although they're distributing more than 100,000 meals a week, school officials acknowledge thousands of children enrolled in the 17,887-student Coachella Unified School District might not have access.

Apr 29, 2020

Laying out plans to revive the economy if the state’s coronavirus caseload holds stable, Gov. Gavin Newsom on Tuesday suggested starting the upcoming school year as much as a month early.

Apr 29, 2020

As California schools hurry to implement distance learning plans for students at home during the coronavirus pandemic, many are facing new questions about how to protect student data privacy.

Apr 29, 2020

The San Francisco school board abandoned a plan to give students automatic A’s on their transcripts this semester, instead adopting a credit/no credit grading policy on Tuesday evening.

Apr 29, 2020

With the state heading into what could be a severe recession, the revenue loss may be close to $2,000 per student — a 15% reduction from the current funding level of $13,000.

Apr 28, 2020

While Riverside County public school campuses have been ordered physically closed by county public health officials through June, Palm Springs Unified School District education will continue through June 5, which is the end of our school year.

Apr 28, 2020

The district also said an in-person ceremony in the summer is possible if large gatherings are permitted as the state continues to mitigate the spread of coronavirus, according to an email statement from the district superintendent.

Apr 28, 2020

San Diego Unified teachers said they know how to use online learning tools and are delivering assignments to students, they’ve noticed some shortcomings inherent to distance learning.

Apr 28, 2020

From learning new technology to tending to their children, teachers are struggling to provide their students with the content, inspiration, and support like they received before the quarantine.

Apr 28, 2020

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has charged former CEO of the Tri-Valley Learning Corporation, Bill Batchelor, for allegedly misleading investors when acquiring a $25 million bond for Livermore charter schools.

Apr 28, 2020

School districts must comply with federal special education laws during the school closures despite pleas from school administrators for flexibility, U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos announced Monday.

Apr 28, 2020

With different job pressures and resources at home, families’ responses have varied. Some have put their children on school schedules to give them a semblance of normalcy, while others are reluctant to require too much schoolwork, afraid of elevating their child’s stress level.

Apr 28, 2020

For Sacramento City Unified, the district found that about 1,600 students had not been contacted since the coronavirus stay-at-home orders shut schools in mid-March. Now, the district is looking to increase its outreach.

Apr 28, 2020

The nation’s second-largest school district will not reopen campuses without widespread coronavirus testing and contact tracing for students and employees, Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent Austin Beutner said on Monday, April 27.

Apr 27, 2020

The the coronavirus pandemic has upended this painstakingly instituted accountability system. The follow Quick Guide outlines where things stand in California.

Apr 27, 2020

Gov. Gavin Newsom, as expected, released an executive order Thursday giving school districts more time to complete the annual accountability document in which they set academic and spending priorities.

Apr 27, 2021

California schools are bracing for multi-million dollar budget shortfalls in the wake of economic destruction sparked by coronavirus shutdowns, and Fresno schools are eyeing contracts with the city’s police department as they look for ways to cut costs.

Apr 27, 2020

The Escondido Union School District plans to trim $10.2 million from next year’s budget, in response to news that the state is not likely to increase school funding this year. School officials said, however, that they will not lay off staff in order to make the cuts.

Apr 27, 2020

Although campuses are closed, the Los Angeles school district has become the largest distributor of meals for the hungry in the state, giving food not only to students, but to anyone who shows up — no questions asked, except: How much do you need?

Apr 27, 2020

Gov. Gavin Newsom signed an executive order Thursday that waived state laws dictating a set time spent on physical education as well as the requirement to conduct physical fitness testing this spring.

Apr 27, 2020

A CalMatters analysis of more than 170 school districts’ pandemic response finds less correlation with wealth or geography than previous efforts to close digital divide.

Apr 27, 2020

Key to the success was early preparation, quick decision-making to move learning online and frequent check-ins with students to identify needs.

Apr 24, 2020

Novato Unified School District officials have agreed to eliminate six classified positions, consolidate jobs at the Hill Education Center and release two temporary teachers who were filling in for staff leaves of absence.

Apr 24, 2020

County school officials concurred with the negative certification of the district’s second interim report, because the district will fall short by $14.2 million in 2021-2022, leaving the district with a $2 million negative balance.

Apr 24, 2020

The Chula Vista Elementary School District board voted Wednesday to allow Arroyo Vista, a charter school with about 940 students, to serve seventh- and eighth-grade students at one or more of the district’s school sites in the future.

Apr 24, 2020

It’s been about a month since Hudnall Elementary School shut down, its 400 students among the 6.1 million K-12 California students whose campuses are closed. The job has become much harder for sixth-grade teacher Aba Ngissah.

Apr 24, 2020

After two days of meeting, the school board reversed its decision. The credit/no credit for all students will replace the typical letter-grading system for the rest of the school year.

Apr 24, 2020

A few days before San Diego Unified School District officially resumes classes with distance learning, its teachers have reached most, but not all, of its 103,000 students during its “soft launch.”

Apr 23, 2020

Many were scratching their heads Wednesday following the abrupt and shocking resignation of Stockton Unified School District Superintendent John Deasy, effective June 15.

Apr 23, 2020

The Sausalito Marin City School District and Willow Creek Academy charter school in Sausalito have reached a settlement that clears the way toward unifying the district’s two schools, officials on both sides announced Wednesday.

Apr 23, 2020

All 32 Humboldt County school districts in the county have transitioned to distance learning in an effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, which has shuttered school campuses from coast to coast. It’s a transition that poses substantially more problems for homeless and foster youth, as well as students with special needs and English-language learners.

Apr 24, 2020

Voting unanimously, trustees extended campus closures until at least May 22. The district’s last day of school is scheduled June 5, just two weeks later. Clovis campuses were shuttered since March 13 to slow the spread of COVID-19.

Apr 23, 2020

A new task force will try and close persistent gaps in internet access that could undermine the education of California’s most isolated students. The California Department of Education said the group will focus on getting internet access and devices in the hands of students who need it.

Apr 23, 2020

The city council on Tuesday unanimously approved an agreement with T-Mobile and has said it will make deals with “potentially other telecommunication providers.” The city is purchasing devices and services to help select families.

Apr 23, 2020

In communities throughout the Bay Area and beyond, school nutrition programs have stepped in to fill a significant need, quickly shifting their distribution models and adjusting their meal offerings to meet demand and provide an ongoing source of wholesome meals to children.

Apr 23, 2020

Buffeted by the coronavirus’ impact on their lives and on schools, Californians expressed worry about the spread of the pandemic and their personal finances, and parents in particular said they were concerned about school closures’ impact on their children’s ability to learn.

Apr 22, 2020

Stockton Unified School District Board of Education President Kathy Garcia said she voted in favor of accepting Superintendent John Deasy’s resignation because he told her numerous times that that was what he wanted.

Apr 22, 2020

The Stockton Unified School District Board of Education voted 4-3 in favor of accepting the resignation of superintendent John Deasy after a special meeting Tuesday.

Apr 22, 2020

Paso Robles public school leaders on Monday announced potential dates for graduation ceremonies — which could take place as early as June or as late as December, depending on local coronavirus regulations.

Apr 22, 2020

With schools closed because of the coronavirus, educators in vast stretches of rural California are struggling not only to teach their students but to reach them.

Apr 22, 2020

Despite promises of help, families in the low-income neighborhoods of Watts, Boyle Heights and South Los Angeles have struggled to get online, with at least 16% of students lacking basic internet access.

Apr 22, 2020

In an ongoing effort to connect all California students to the internet at home, state legislators are urging internet service companies to increase their efforts to extend services to families without access.

Apr 22, 2020

During a webinar Tuesday, California Department of Education officials said they expect the governor will push back the deadline for completing the Local Control and Accountability Plan to mid-December.

Apr 22, 2020

Competition for students has been growing in San Diego County, where 27 percent more students are attending charter schools than five years ago, according to school enrollment data announced Tuesday.

Apr 21, 2020

Both the district and board trustees have declined to comment about who is the focus of this issue. However, some in the community and the school district, including United Stockton Administrators President Gina Hall, are worried that some board members are aiming to fire Superintendent John Deasy.

Apr 21, 2020

Montebello Unified School District, in the past under fire from four audits for how it handles its finances, has been sued by its own Personnel Commission over the firing of the district’s acting director of classified human resources less than two months on the job.

Apr 21, 2020

After moving to distance learning earlier this month, the Monterey Peninsula Unified School District announced recently it is moving to pass/no pass grading for the rest of the school year.

Apr 21, 2020

Petitions asking Gov. Gavin Newsom to block the roll out of 5G in California neighborhoods have popped up on social media in recent weeks, raising concern that the super-fast fifth generation of mobile broadband will cause adverse health effects like cancer and DNA damage.

Apr 21, 2020

The Iftin Charter School in San Diego, founded 15 years ago by Somali refugees, is fighting to stay alive after the San Diego Unified School District recently denied renewal of its charter.

Apr 21, 2020

A program specialist for student support services at the San Diego County Office of Education says schools should plan for blended or distance learning for the next 18 months

Apr 21, 2020

The Stanislaus County Office of Education's Migrant and seasonal Head Start centers closed in mid-March due to the pandemic, but now those centers are making arrangements to reopen just in time for the spring season.

Apr 21, 2020

As the school year slips away, state officials are far behind in a race to provide students the computers and broadband they need to continue learning that was interrupted by campus shutdowns due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Apr 21, 2020

At least 10 million meals have been distributed to children and adults in need of assistance in the wake of school closures amid the coronavirus pandemic, Los Angeles Unified School District officials said Monday, April 20.

Apr 21, 2020

Nearly three weeks after Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Google would provide 100,000 free points of access to improve Wi-Fi and broadband capacity across the state, Newsom detailed expanded plans to enhance distance learning for California students.

Apr 21, 2020

For the first time in more than three decades, the number of students in Los Angeles Unified has fallen below 600,000 students, the continuation of a long-time trend that has significant implications for the financial health and staffing of the district.

Apr 21, 2020

Los Angeles Unified faces about $200 million in unbudgeted costs, primarily to feed students and their families and to connect them to online learning for the remainder of the school year in response to the coronavirus pandemic, Superintendent Austin Beutner said Monday.

Apr 21, 2020

One in five children in California lack devices or internet connection necessary for remote learning. Tech companies have so far pledged tens of thousands of devices toward the cause.

Apr 20, 2020

Lodi Unified School District will hold alternative recognition celebrations for its graduating seniors by the end of May while also leaving open the possibility of in-person commencement ceremonies later this summer.

Apr 20, 2020

The tips, resources and encouragement state education officials are offering schools as they provide special education during the school closures is not enough, according to some disability rights organizations.

Apr 20, 2020

California school districts are asking Gov. Gavin Newsom to delay scheduled increases to their pension payments and to divert money from a variety of relief funds to help them get through the economic downturn caused by the coronavirus outbreak.

Apr 20, 2020

As remote learning ramps up and more states announce that school closures will last through the end of the academic year, a new teacher survey suggests many students are still missing from their virtual classrooms during the coronavirus pandemic.

Apr 20, 2020

San Diego Unified is making way for a new elementary school meant to accommodate several new housing developments coming to Mission Valley.

Apr 20, 2020

As Modesto City Schools begins its second week of new instruction to kids learning at home, teachers and administrators are working to locate all students (some may be staying with family out of the area) and overcome obstacles.

Apr 20, 2020

It’s a conundrum all schools are facing during the coronavirus closures: How do you hold students accountable for academic work while also ensuring they aren’t punished on their report cards for circumstances beyond their control?

Apr 20, 2020

The largest, perhaps most generous and financially risky school system effort in the state, if not the country, is underway at 63 campuses in the Los Angeles Unified School District.

Apr 20, 2020

The Los Angeles Unified School District is confronting an estimated $200 million in emergency coronavirus costs, but it’s not clear from where crucial additional funding might ultimately come, Supt. Austin Beutner told The Times.

Apr 20, 2020

Many educators and community members are going far beyond their normal duties in these far-from-normal times. They are helping needy families with food, financial aid and technology through donations and fundraising campaigns.

Apr 20, 2020

Thousands of teacher candidates in California, preparing to graduate this year in the midst the coronavirus pandemic, may not have to complete all their student-teaching hours or take all required tests before teaching in their own classrooms next year.

Apr 17, 2020

Last month it was announced that all public and charter schools in Siskiyou County would not open their doors to students for the remainder of the school year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. For Yreka High School senior Alisha McFall, the news was difficult to hear.

Apr 17, 2020

Despite a backlash from scores of families, Novato Unified School District will switch from letter grades to credit/no credit grading for middle and high school students this spring to offset remote learning struggles during the coronavirus pandemic.

Apr 17, 2020

Ever since Long Beach Unified School District shuttered campuses in mid-March, to stem the further spread of the coronavirus, academic work for students has gone ungraded — but that is set to change next week.

Apr 17, 2020

From connecting to Wi-Fi in the Ferndale High parking lot via the comfort of one’s own car to planning a tailgate graduation for 42 seniors in Southern Humboldt, some of the county’s more rural schools have had to get creative about how they implement different methods of distance learning while campuses remain closed amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Apr 17, 2020

Students in the San Dieguito Union High School District are petitioning the district to give all students either A’s or A- grades instead of the district’s current plan: to use a credit/no credit grading system.

Apr 17, 2020

California students who lack the resources necessary to participate in computer-based distance learning during the coronavirus pandemic are at the heart of a new task force announced Thursday by the California Department of Education.

Apr 17, 2020

The tips, resources and encouragement state education officials are offering schools as they provide special education during the school closures is not enough, according to some disability rights organizations.

Apr 17, 2020

San Francisco teachers will be paid for full-time work but only be required to work four hours a day during the coronavirus closures, according to a labor agreement approved this week.

Apr 16, 2020

San Luis Obispo schools have canceled in-person classes for the rest of the year due to the coronavirus outbreak, according to district officials.

Apr 16, 2020

One year ago this month, the El Rancho Unified School District demolished the school’s B and C buildings without state approved plans to replace them. Now, with plans in place, the construction could be delayed for months, if not canceled outright and replaced with a different ones.

Apr 16, 2020

A Pico Rivera law firm has agreed to pay Montebello Unified $285,000 to settle a lawsuit in which it was accused of releasing material protected by attorney-client privilege to numerous state and federal agencies.

Apr 16, 2020

In an effort to bridge the digital gap, the Monterey Peninsula Unified School District started parking school buses in parking lots as makeshift Wi-Fi hotspots for its students and staff to stay connected for distance learning during the COVID-19 shelter-in-place order.

Apr 16, 2020

The Tamalpais Union High School District took the first step this week to craft a potential do-over of a parcel tax measure in November. The trustees voted 5-0 Tuesday to allow polling firm Godbe Research to begin creating questionnaires for survey of district voters in May.

Apr 16, 2020

One thing seems clear: the experience of attending school in California will be vastly different when life in the state begins a return to normalcy.

Apr 16, 2020

Yanked from classrooms in March due to the coronavirus crisis, students in the Huntington Beach City School District might be able to return next fall. However, some may never again walk through the doors of their suddenly vacated school.

Apr 16, 2020

Students in the San Dieguito Union High School District are petitioning the district to give all students either A’s or A- grades instead of the district’s current plan: to use a credit/no credit grading system.

Apr 16, 2020

The proposal stands out as the most extreme among districts across the state, with many, including Oakland and West Contra Costa, switching to a pass/fail system sanctioned by California’s public university systems.

Apr 16, 2020

School campuses across the state will likely reopen in the fall, but the experience for students might be soberingly different.

Apr 15, 2020

The transition to distance learning has been a huge undertaking, and especially difficult for small districts. The Office of the Kern County Superintendent of Schools in California’s San Joaquin Valley has coordinated a common approach.

Apr 15, 2020

Marin school districts, still adjusting to remote learning during the coronavirus “shelter in place” restrictions, now face tough questions over how to grade students for the rest of the academic year.

Apr 15, 2020

The closure of Joseph R. Perry Elementary would be the latest effort by Huntington Beach City School District officials to tighten their cash-strapped budget and ward off the threat of the district falling into state receivership.

Apr 15, 2020

Some districts fall in places with fewer internet connections per capita and may face greater challenges than others, a Sacramento Bee analysis of Federal Communications Commission data showed.

Apr 15, 2020

Amid unprecedented school upheaval during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Los Angeles teacher’s union fight against campus-sharing agreements between charter and district schools stayed firmly on course to the outcry of charter advocates.

Apr 15, 2020

Online schooling has begun in the Sacramento City Unified School District. It’s handed out 12,000 laptops to students. But teachers and administrators believe 31,000 are needed for every child to have access.

Apr 15, 2020

Staggered school start times. Class sizes cut in half. Social distancing in the hallways and cafeteria. These are a few of the possible scenarios for California schools that Gov. Gavin Newsom laid out as part of a roadmap for reopening the state amid the coronavirus.

Apr 15, 2020

With the state increasingly confident about its ability to control the spread of the coronavirus, Gov. Gavin Newsom said that conversations are underway about how schools could reopen in a "physically constrained" way after this school year.

Apr 14, 2020

Of the 10,521 public schools in California, Outside Creek is the lone holdout, a tiny school in a remote rural community in the San Joaquin Valley that is insisting on holding classes for the 21 students from kindergarten through eighth grade who showed up last week.

Apr 14, 2020

Some of the initial reports back on the first day demonstrated how distance learning is looking throughout the country, if not the world — stressful and imperfect.

Apr 14, 2020

Educators in the Oakland Unified School District have launched a website where people can turn over their federal government stimulus checks to help the district’s undocumented families get by amid the coronavirus crisis.

Apr 14, 2020

No students will receive failing grades on their spring report cards, Los Angeles school officials announced Monday, taking an assertive step on student assessment decisions confronting school systems across California.

Apr 14, 2020

The agreement between the West Contra Costa Unified School District in Richmond and its teachers’ union offers a look into how districts will be carrying out distance learning for the rest of the school year.

Apr 14, 2020

To help students make up for lost learning, the district plans to offer virtual summer school in “four-week blocks of study for students at all levels” that will focus on literacy, math and critical thinking, he said.

Apr 13, 2020

Nearly 200 positions at the Oxnard School District are expected to be eliminated as part of a far-reaching round of budget cuts totaling $10.5 million.

Apr 13, 2020

Student Support Services Director Diane Olsen said Chico students enrolled in special education are learning on the same platforms as all other Chico Unified School District students on Google Classroom and online Zoom meetings. The main difference is in receving more specialized one-on-one instruction, which she said teachers are excelling at.

Apr 13, 2020

Making sure Inland students are fed as California schools are shut down during the coronavirus pandemic hasn’t gone entirely smoothly. Supply chain problems and growing demands are causing problems for some.

Apr 13, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic could cost San Diego Unified School District $71 million — $19 million for the rest of this school year and up to $52 million for summer school, to make up for learning lost during school closures, according to new district estimates.

Apr 13, 2020

In the northeast San Fernando Valley, three families are keeping in close touch with one kindergarten teacher as they navigate lives upended by the coronavirus pandemic.

Apr 13, 2020

Officials at the Los Angeles Unified School District said Thursday, April 9, that a labor agreement was reached with the United Teachers Los Angeles union on terms of remote schooling amid closures for the COVID-19 pandemic.

Apr 13, 2020

Deputy Superintendent Jill Baker will succeed Chris Steinhauser, who is stepping down after 18 years in his post, the longest tenure by far in any large school district in California.

Apr 13, 2020

To help teachers better serve special education students during the school closures, a coalition of more than 30 disability and education groups has created a digital one-stop shop of teaching resources.

Apr 13, 2020

Parents across the state have had very different experiences when it comes to communication from their children’s school. Wealth inequality appears to be a major factor.

Apr 13, 2020

Some California school districts and teachers unions are still negotiating over distance learning more than a week after Gov. Gavin Newsom touted a statewide labor and management agreement intended to resolve conflicts and accelerate at-home learning.

Apr 13, 2020

Lack of technology, divisive labor talks and a shortage of know-how have delayed learning — or more importantly teaching — during coronavirus closures, with many Bay Area schools launching instruction Monday, four weeks into closures.

Apr 08, 2021

As schools scramble to teach students with disabilities during the school closures, a coalition of more than 70 disability rights organization is urging the federal government to uphold special education laws despite the challenges of online education.