School districts in California’s richest neighborhoods are far more likely to offer in-person instruction than those serving its poorest, though the state as a whole remains behind the rest of the country in bringing students back inside physical classrooms, according to a CalMatters analysis of state data.
Long Beach students who don’t have reliable internet service can study in one of the city’s four new “learning hubs” at local parks starting Nov. 16.
The district did not say who or how many people at the school tested positive for the virus, citing confidentiality requirements.
The district said it’s working with local health officials, labor partners, including the city’s teachers’ association, to create strategies in which the district could safely offer these services—as was recently permitted by state and local health officials so long as the district followed strict health rules.
In the past week, LBUSD announced that it would continue operating classes online through the end of January.
Congresswoman Nanette Barragán called on the Republican-controlled Senate to support a bill that would provide $300 billion to fund the safe reopening of K-12 schools.
As the new school year looms, parents are finding creative solutions, like so-called “pandemic pods,” to keep their little ones supervised during the day.
The district says that working from a classroom setting will benefit teachers by providing them with the appropriate technology and materials.
Many teachers are livid over a request by the school district to have them physically return to the classroom to teach virtual classes.
As the majority of schools across the state prepare to start the school year teaching remotely, parents have started investigating their options for how they can maintain their child’s education while still holding down a job.