Students Rising Above Creates Online Forum With Social Justice FocusWith the COVID-19 pandemic keeping most students isolated from their social support systems, many now need a creative and constructive way to express their feelings about current events.
COVID Reopening: San Jose Unified Plans On Return To In-Person Learning In Early JanuaryOfficials with the San Jose Unified School District on Monday announced that students will have the option to return to schools for in-person learning starting in early January.
San Francisco Approves Creation Of K-12 Black Studies Curriculum By 2022/23The history, culture and contributions of African Americans will be taught to every K-12 student in San Francisco public schools by 2022-2023, according to a resolution passed Tuesday.
Parents Question Plan For In-Person Classes In Open Letter To Palo Alto School DistrictIn advance of Tuesday’s vote by the Palo Alto Unified School District to resume in-person classes, district leaders have received an open letter signed by hundreds of parents, and also the results of a new parent-led survey.
San Francisco Schools To Begin First Round Of In-Person Classes At 'Community Hubs'San Francisco is forging ahead with school reopening plans, with thousands of students set to attend in-person classes at “community hubs” at 40 sites citywide, beginning Monday, September 14.
Waivers Approved, More Bay Area Schools Get Green Light For In-Person LearningIt's back to the classroom for dozens of students in the Bay Area as one-by-one, schools get the green light to throw out distance learning.
Judge Ruling Eliminates SAT, ACT Standardized Tests From UC Admissions ProcessA judge in Alameda County has found that, because of coronavirus, the SAT standardized test discriminates against people with disabilities. That means the test is out the University of California.
Student Distraction Widens Digital Divide For Distance Learners During PandemicParents and educators have feared that online learning during the pandemic would leave some students behind. But the digital divide in distance learning goes beyond technology.
Oakland Unified, Teachers, Staff Reach Tentative Deal On Fall Distance LearningAfter a month of negotiations, Oakland Unified School District announced Wednesday night that it has reached a tentative deal with its teachers and staff, that will shape the way distance learning will move forward for both educators and students.
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.
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.
East Bay Teachers Demand Safety Plans Before Returning To ClassroomsThe state's quick switch to remote education during the early weeks of the coronavirus pandemic was considered a failure by many, leaving a large percentage of parents pushing to go back to in-class instruction for next year.
Teacher Fears For Health, Safety After Trump Threatens To Defund Schools That Don't ReopenPresident Trump on Wednesday publicly pushed schools to reopen this fall even as COVID-19 cases surge across the country. The threat has some Bay Area teachers even more concerned about the health and safety of themselves and their students
Brentwood School Board Votes For 100% Distance Learning When School Resumes July 28Brentwood school officials voted Monday to continue distance learning when student learning resumes on July 28 during the pandemic.
Santa Clara Co. Releases COVID-19 Back-To-School GuidelinesStudents are getting a preview of what back-to-school will be like next Fall during the coronavirus pandemic, thanks to newly-released guidelines from health officials in Santa Clara County.