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An Enrollment Crisis Is Coming for School Districts
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Jun 3, 6:57 AM: If even a small number parents choose not to send their kids back to traditional schools in the fall, it could trigger a massive funding crisis and sever the longtime link between neighborhoods and schools. >
Local elementary school reports success with distance learning during pandemic
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Jun 2, 6:17 AM: The success of the transition to distance learning at Almond Acres Charter Academy is the result of staff finding unique ways to keep students and families connected. The school has maintained a sense of community by >
How reopening schools will throw the traditional school day out the window
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May 27, 8:10 AM: Sixteen students to a class. One-way hallways. Students lunch at their desks. Children could get one ball to play with — alone. Masks are required. A staggered school day brings on new schedules to juggle. These campus >
Virtual special education meetings popular in some districts, but a major hurdle in others
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May 27, 6:36 AM: In the wake of a federal order for schools to keep providing special education during school closures, one of the trickiest parts of those services — mandatory parent meetings — has proven to be an unexpected boon in some >
Op-Ed: Distance learning? Even my students will tell you that’s not the future
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May 26, 8:20 AM: In the past few weeks, many of my high school students have sent me emails apologizing profusely for not turning in the work I assigned, for not watching the videos I made, and for not responding to the many emails I >
Willits Charter School receives Jack London Award for Educational Innovation
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May 26, 6:50 AM: Willits Charter School (WCS) was the 2020 recipient of the Jack London Award for Educational Innovation for their Friday Academies Program. WCS is a Title 1 public charter school that serves grades 6th-12th. WCS director, >
Several LA Charter Schools Eyed 'PPP' Coronavirus Relief Loans Aimed At Small Businesses
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May 22, 6:47 AM: Leaders of at least three Los Angeles charter schools have applied for loans through the Paycheck Protection Program, or "PPP" — a federal government relief program originally intended to help small businesses weather the >
Remote learning likely to remain some part of the curriculum at SF schools this fall
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May 22, 6:41 AM: San Francisco schools will begin their fall term in August, but exactly how they will operate will remain an unknown until July, school district officials said this week.
Inglewood’s Learn4Life Center Provides Alternative Schooling for At-Risk Youth
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May 21, 7:52 AM: The challenges that led many of these students into this alternative schooling still exist and due to the global pandemic, students are being faced with new ones. With students having to navigate the trauma associated with >
Alameda schools to end academic year 6 days early
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May 20, 6:25 AM: 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 >
Still trying to get a handle on schooling from home? Home-schoolers know a thing or two
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May 19, 8:22 AM: Home-schooling — an all-encompassing term that describes various forms of learning at home, in cooperative settings or online — is not exactly the same thing as distance learning. “This is sort of the schooling of last >
Mill Valley parents, teachers at odds over remote learning
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May 19, 8:08 AM: 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.
Editorial: Iftin Charter School gets deserved lifeline from county education board
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May 18, 7:20 AM: Iftin Charter School needs to do better, it’s true. But the county board was smart to recognize that its value to the local Somali community matters.
California schools face ‘devastating’ coronavirus cuts as they struggle to reopen
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May 15, 8:13 AM: 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 >
Sage Oak Charter Schools offers online enrichment classes
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May 15, 6:59 AM: Sage Oak Charter Schools, a non-classroom-based K-12 charter school with headquarters in Redlands that serves students throughout Southern California, began offering virtual enrichment classes when schools closed because >
California State University, nation’s largest 4-year system, to teach remotely in fall
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May 13, 8:23 AM: California State University, the largest four-year public university system in the country, announced Tuesday it intends to go without in-person instruction for most classes in the fall term, a major signal that the >
Letters to the Editor: California students have been freed from government schools. Now they can learn
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May 13, 8:17 AM: Rather than being deprived of education because of campus closures, as columnist Robin Abcarian complains, California’s middle school and high school students have been granted a priceless opportunity to learn. Now, they >
Opinion: The importance of school choice, flexibility clearer than ever
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May 13, 6:36 AM: The pandemic has catapulted California schools kicking and screaming into the 21st century. Public schools will likely never return to the one-size-fits-all rigid “seat minutes” structure of just a few months ago.  And >
Op-Ed: What it will take to reopen LAUSD schools
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May 12, 8:03 AM: COVID-19 has highlighted fundamental gaps in the public education system caused by woefully underfunded budgets.
Opinion: Charters Are Pivoting to Online Education Better than Traditional Schools
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May 12, 7:03 AM: With conventional schools shut down because of COVID-19, school officials are scrambling to provide students with education services through the use of online-learning tools. However, some types of schools are having >

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