California Schools Chief Says Some Districts Can Open SafelyCalifornia's education chief on Wednesday applauded the state's two largest school districts, Los Angeles and San Diego, for this week's decision not to reopen classrooms this fall amid rising coronavirus cases but said the same rules need not apply in counties with low rates of infection.
California Schools Head: Officers Needed In Some SchoolsThe head of California schools said Wednesday his office is working to re-imagine the role of police officers at the state's 10,000 public schools but that some schools would still need officers on campus to protect students' safety.
Roadmap To Reopening: State Superintendent Releases Guidelines For Districts To Return To CampusA how-to guide released Monday shows California schools how to safely reopen this fall in the age of face masks and physical distancing.
Back-To-School Could Be Delayed By California Budget CutsThe deep financial hole brought on by the coronavirus is striking home for California schools after Gov. Gavin Newsom released a dramatically revised state budget plan.
Executive Order Waives Physical Education Requirements, Allows Schools To Focus On Coronavirus ResponseNewsom is requiring educational agencies to publish a written report for their communities outlining steps they've taken for distance learning, providing meals, and arranging supervision of students during school hours.
Gov. Newsom: We Should Not Prepare To Bring Our Children Back To School Amid Coronavirus PandemicCalifornia schools should plan on teaching from afar for the rest of the academic year because it's unlikely the coronavirus will allow them to reopen before summer, California leaders say.
Education During Coronavirus Outbreak: Gov. Newsom Suspends Standardized Tests For StudentsOne day after predicting most schools will be closed through the academic year, Governor Gavin Newsom issued an executive order to suspend standardized tests.
Gov. Newsom: Most Schools Likely Out Until The FallMost California schools will likely remain closed for the rest of the school year because of the new coronavirus, Gov. Gavin Newsom said Tuesday.
California Voters Reject $15 Billion School Upgrade BondCalifornia voters have rejected a $15 billion bond to renovate California's aging schools, the only statewide measure on last week's primary ballot.
California Teachers Could Be Required To Teach About Climate ChangeCalifornia schools may soon be required to teach about the causes and effects of climate change under a bill introduced on Monday.
What To Do If You Suspect Your Child Is Getting Sick From SchoolHealthy Schools Network came up with an action plan for schools, parents, and guardians who suspect there is a problem.
Ventilation Issues Found In Majority Of California Classrooms With New HVAC SystemsNearly 85 percent of HVAC units recently installed in California K-12 schools do not provide adequate ventilation, according to research done at UC Davis and the Berkeley Lab, and it is up to schools, not the state, to test for issues.
California Requires All Schools To Do Yearly Self-Maintenance Checks, Not Overseen By State InspectorsIn California, schools are required to inspect 15 systems and areas, then rank each area one of four ways.
Governor Vetoes Bill Requiring Full-Day Kindergarten In California School DistrictsCalifornia will not require school districts to offer at least one full-day kindergarten class.
Gov. Newsom Signs Bill Banning Schools From Suspending Students For 'Willful Defiance'Governor Newsom signed the bill into law Monday. It will go into effect July 1, 2020.