June 12, 2020 | Pivot Learning

Districts across California have stepped up, shifting their practices to serve students even as shelter-in-place policies have shut down brick-and-mortar schools. Many districts have come up with innovative ways to ensure all students continue to receive the supports they need...

June 11, 2020 | EdSource

In March, Gov. Gavin Newsom suspended state laws setting the length of the school year and minimum daily instructional minutes when he signed an executive order to fully fund schools for the rest of the year.

June 10, 2020 | Education Dive

With 48 states already tracking growth, experts say the move is "long overdue" and that measuring progress is especially important to see which schools "beat the odds in this crisis."

COVID-19’s Impact on English Learner Students

Possible Policy Responses

As an immensely diverse group of students, English learners (ELs) will have widely varying experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic and thus a broad range of educational, physical, and mental health-related needs.This commentary offers recommendations for how policy can support ELs whether education is online, in person, or both.

June 8, 2020 | USC Rossier

USC Rossier Professor of Education Policy discusses strategies for engaging local stakeholders, her experience as a researcher and how COVID-19 will impact funding for education.

June 5, 2020 | LAist

We need to brace ourselves for the possibility that the coronavirus pandemic will knock thousands of California children measurably behind in school, perhaps for years.

June 4, 2020 | EdSource

Some California students are “going completely uneducated right now,” and districts must address the learning loss and achievement gaps, the president of the State Board of Education said.

May 30, 2020 | EdSource

With Gov. Gavin Newsom’s guidance for reopening schools in the wings, superintendents are laboring to figure out how schools can adapt to a new regimen with masks, social distancing, temperature checks and hybrid schedules of school one day, distance learning...

May 30, 2020 | EdSource

With Gov. Gavin Newsom’s guidance for reopening schools in the wings, superintendents are laboring to figure out how schools can adapt to a new regimen with masks, social distancing, temperature checks and hybrid schedules of school one day, distance learning...

May 29, 2020 | Education Dive

Less than half of states have warned districts about shortfalls, but researchers suggest districts plan now for budget cuts or face steeper impacts in the fall.