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California needs $500 million to buy enough computers, internet connections for all students
By Diana Lambert, EdSource ׀ May 28, 2020
California needs at least $500 million to address the immediate need for home computers and internet access for K-12 students, as most schools are expected to continue at least some distance learning next school year, said Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond during a press conference Wednesday. Read More

With masks and social distance, these special ed students have already returned to school
By Louis Freedberg, EdSource ׀ May 27, 2020
While educators across the state are struggling over how and when to bring students safely back to school in the fall,  teachers in at least one California classroom have already figured it out. Read More

Dodd's bill to protect school funding clears committee
By Vallejo Times-Herald ׀ May 12, 2020
Legislation from Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, that would prevent schools struggling with the coronavirus pandemic from incurring additional financial setbacks caused by wildfire-related power shutoffs from Pacific Gas & Electric and other utilities cleared a key committee on Tuesday, Dodd’s office announced. Read More

California's homeless students at risk of falling through the cracks during pandemic
By Carolyn Jones, Times Harold  ׀  May 4, 2020
As schools rush to provide students with tablets, worksheets and regular check-ins with teachers during the pandemic, one group is proving elusive: those without permanent homes. Read More

The 6 Pillars to Reopen Schools for 2020-21
By Chris Evans, Superintendent of Natomas USD ׀ May 5, 2020
We have 12 school days left. I believe 2019-20 definitely wins the award for the most unique school year. As this school year ends, I want to ask you all to turn an eye to the upcoming 2020-21 school year. Hang in there with me…I know we are just trying to get through this year. Read More