The coronavirus crisis has forced school districts, colleges and universities to shift to teaching and learning online. But distance learning poses myriad challenges in a state of 40 million people where many students still lack reliable access to the internet and the devices they need to succeed in online learning. Under this topic, you will find EdSource’s stories exploring these challenges and strategies to overcome them.
An overreliance on technology eliminates the verbal interaction between students, their peers, and their teachers and takes the learning out of the classroom and onto the screen.
'Education Recovery Scorecard' shows vast disparities among districts by converting results on NAEP and state tests into a common measure: how much learning declined during the pandemic.
The prospect of returning to UCLA for in-person classes after the pandemic was scary, but in the end, I found some of my worries were overblown.
L.A. Unified parents say the district’s independent study program has improved from the fall, yet they remain frustrated with its format and curriculum.
Some changes in the independent study law may help districts, but a teacher shortage remains the biggest obstacle to providing instruction.
State leaders recognize crisis some districts face but don't backtrack from applying independent study to students sidelined by delta variant.
Independent study is this year's at-home alternative to in-person instruction for parents worried about contracting Covid. How will it work?
Many small districts educated students who fled urban areas due to Covid, yet weren't compensated, with a big impact on their budgets.
Families have a right to independent study instead of in-person instruction; worry about the delta variant may determine how many choose it.
The bill will enable local governments and nonprofits to bypass private companies and build their own broadband infrastructure.
Were voters "grading on a curve" in recognition of hard work amid a pandemic? Polling also found growing tensions on race and politics.
The education trailer bill extends independent study to students whose health would be put at risk by in-person instruction.
Almost 35,000 California families filed a private school affidavit to home-school their children during the 2020-21 school year — more than double the number filed before the pandemic.
An extra year in high school, a Pass or No Pass option and minimum graduation requirements would help undo damage from the pandemic.
Parents and education advocacy groups are urging Gov. Gavin Newsom to extend distance learning provisions for the upcoming school year.