Back To School In COVID-19 Era

2020 Back To School: Guide For Parents Struggling With Home Learning -- Balancing The Big Picture Back To School looks a lot different this year. Most students aren't going back to classrooms for a while. Instead, parents are getting their kids ready to start school from home. Here's Part 5 of our KPIX 5 Guide To Surviving Home Learning.
2020 Back To School: Guide For Parents Struggling With Home LearningBack To School looks a lot different this year. Most students aren't going back to classrooms for a while.
2020 Back To School: Guide For Parents Struggling With Home Learning -- Good, Bad, And Ugly of Advanced TechnologyBack To School looks a lot different this year. Most students aren't going back to classrooms for a while. Instead, parents are getting their kids ready to start school from home. Here's Part 4 of our KPIX 5 Guide To Surviving Home Learning.
Bay Area Schools Begin Waiver Application Process To Reopen For In-Person LearningThe majority of schools in the Bay Area will begin with distance learning, but the state released new guidelines this week for elementary schools to reopen for in-person learning in counties on the monitoring list.
Santa Clara University To Shift Focus To Online Learning In Fall SemesterOfficials at Santa Clara University on Wednesday announced that the school would be shifting its focus to primarily online learning this fall and suspending plans to bring students back to on-campus housing due to the coronavirus pandemic.
2020 Back To School: Guide For Parents Struggling With Home Learning -- What To Do If You Don't Know The Answer Back To School looks a lot different this year. Most students aren't going back to classrooms for a while. Instead, parents are getting their kids ready to start school from home. Here's Part 3 of our KPIX 5 Guide To Surviving Home Learning.
Reopenings: San Jose Unified Teachers Ordered To Teach From Empty ClassroomsOver the objections of many teachers, the San Jose Unified School District will require them to begin the school year teaching from empty classrooms.
State Health Official Details Waiver Process For Schools Seeking To Hold Classes In PersonState epidemiologist Dr. Erica Pan on Tuesday outlined the state's waiver process for K-6 schools that seek to hold classes in person, even if they are in a county on California's COVID-19 coronavirus watchlist.
Guide For Parents Struggling With Home Learning -- Supplementing The Loss Of A School EnvironmentBack To School looks a lot different this year. Most students aren't going back to classrooms for a while. Instead, parents are getting their kids ready to start school from home. Here's Part 2 of our KPIX 5 Guide To Surviving Home Learning.
State Releases Guidance on Elementary School Waivers, Youth SportsAs some students returned to distance learning Monday, the state released new guidance for youth sports and the process for elementary schools to resume in-person learning.
San Jose, AT&T Partner To Give Free Mobile Hotspots To Students With No Internet AccessThe City of San Jose has a big back-to-school offer for thousands of students: free mobile Internet hotspots.
Oakland School District, Teachers Scramble To Develop COVID Back-To-School PlanMonday saw a slew of national protests across the country as teachers and administrators called for a safe return to schools amid the coronavirus pandemic.
OUSD To Reform Online Makeup Courses After Harsh Jury ReportOakland Unified School District recently took steps to reform an online program designed to help failing students following a scathing civil grand jury report released last month.
Without Strict COVID-19 Protocols Learning Pods May Pose Health Risk For ChildrenSome pediatricians worry, without proper protocols, a learning pod which is a small group of students that would gather to learn together, will just be another form of a social gathering.
San Francisco To Provide 'Community Learning Hubs' For Students In NeedOn Tuesday night, the San Francisco School Board will finalize its plan for fully remote learning, a decision forced on school districts by the state.
Sunnyvale Charity Hands Out Backpacks With School Supplies To Needy ChildrenWhile most kids will be learning remotely when they go back to school, some children in need are still lacking essential supplies.
Staffer's Positive COVID-19 Test Forces Weekend Closure at Oakland Summer CampA youth summer camp run by the city of Oakland was shut down on Friday after a staff member tested positive for the coronavirus.
Reopening: San Francisco Schools Developing 'Learning Hubs' For Remote TeachingMayor London Breed has announced that the city will create 'learning hubs' to support up to 6,000 disadvantaged students when San Francisco schools reopen for the fall with distance learning.

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Back To School 2020 -- Black Lives Matter

San Francisco Unified School District Votes To Remove Police From City's Public SchoolsAmid a national movement to eliminate law enforcement from schools, the San Francisco Unified School District Board of Education on Tuesday night voted unanimously to declare the city’s public schools to be police-free.
California Schools Chief Announces Review, Task Force To Analyze Policing In SchoolsCalifornia State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond outlined Wednesday the state’s plans to analyze data on policing in schools.
SJSU Faculty Petition To Defund University Police Advocates Redirecting Funds To StudentsA petition to defund the San Jose State University police department picked up steam on social media Tuesday, collecting more than 200 signatures.
Warriors Head Coach Steve Kerr Speaks Out At Oakland Rally For Police-Free SchoolsGolden State Warriors Head Coach Steve Kerr on Tuesday spoke at a rally organized by activists pushing to eliminate the school police force in Oakland, showing his support for the community during what he called "a real reckoning for America."
Push Underway To Take Junipero Serra, George Washington, Francis Scott Key Names Off San Francisco SchoolsThe battle over renaming schools honoring slave owners and other figures is getting attention in a different way. Even before the latest “Black Lives Matter” protests across the country, San Francisco Unified Schools officials implemented steps to take a closer look at controversial school names.
CA Schools Chief Applauds Renaming Schools Named After Slaveholders, Racially Charged LeadersCalifornia schools chief Tony Thurmond said Wednesday that schools named for Confederate leaders or other racially charged figures exacerbate feelings of racial inequality, and he commended schools that have opted to rename themselves.
West Contra Costa Unified School District Officials Vote To End Contract Services With Local PoliceThe West Contra Costa Unified School District board has unanimously approved a $377 million budget for the coming academic year that includes ending contract services with local police agencies.
Parents Taking Lead In Teaching School Children About Racism And BiasState Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond plans to make sure all educators are trained on how to engage in discussions about race and bias with students this upcoming school year, but some parents aren't waiting for their kids to be in a classroom to teach those life lessons.
State Superintendent Thurmond Calls For New Plan On Racism, Bias In SchoolsCalifornia’s education chief Tony Thurmond announced plans Monday to lead a new effort focusing on racism in state schools during emotional remarks on George Floyd.