In Pandemic’s Wake, California Needs to Rethink System of Support for Schools

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When the coronavirus emergency abates, what happens to California’s disrupted education system and how might policymakers respond now? The double blow of fewer resources and greater needs promises a perfect storm for education in California after the pandemic. When the pandemic has run its course, all of California’s schools and districts will need help to get back on their feet, and the current system of support will need to be rethought in order to respond to new needs.

October 18, 2016 | EdSource

The State Board of Education spent two years creating a new district and school accountability system–revising multiple drafts in response to thousands of public comments–before adopting it in September. The plan is ambitious in concept and impressive on paper, but passage...