Mobile WiFi Program Provides Connectivity For Santa Ana StudentsA pilot program currently operating in five Santa Ana neighborhoods allows students to connect to high-speed internet so they can attend class from the safety of their homes.
LAUSD Teachers Prepare For First Day Of Virtual Instruction Following Days Of OrientationPart of the district's agreement with United Teachers Los Angeles, the teachers union, was the flexibility for educators to work on campus or at home — whichever they felt was best for them.
Technical Difficulties, Supply Shortages Among Challenges As LAUSD Launches School Year OnlineOn Dell's website, Google Chromebooks are sold out. At Ikea, people waited hours to get in, only to find out most desks and chairs are out of stock. Prices have soared for kids' desks online at big box stores like Walmart.
LA School Board OKs Labor Deal With Teachers On Distance LearningOnce the deal is formally approved by UTLA, it will remain in effect through Dec. 31, or until students are back on campuses for regular instruction.
Thinking Of Starting A Learning Pod? Experts Say Parents Should Understand Legal Liability FirstThere have been posts circulating on social media that claim the state's gig worker law, AB5, makes it illegal to hire a tutor in California, but experts said that is not true as long as the tutor comes to the home for a few hours per day and does not also provide childcare.
'Further Widening The Educational Gap': LAUSD Parents Say Students Left Behind During Pandemic Due To Lack Of Specialized Teaching, Internet AccessLAUSD said it had not yet finalized its plans for remote learning for the upcoming school year, but said it would provide those in need with devices and internet access.
Study: LAUSD'S Black, Hispanic, Disabled And Homeless Students Participated In Remote Learning At Lower RatesAn independent analysis examined the results of online learning between mid-March and May 22 among students within the Los Angeles Unified School District, which serves more than 700,000 students.
LAUSD Surveys Parents On Whether To Allow Children Back In School This Fall Or Stick To Remote LearningThe survey also asked about safety measures such as social distancing, eating in the classroom versus a cafeteria, having students and staff tested for COVID-19, contact tracing and wearing masks.
People Making A Difference: Teachers Give It Their All To Reach Students Amid Coronavirus PandemicWhile remote learning has posed its fair share of challenges — spotty WiFi, dropped signals and issues with the mute button — these teachers, like countless others across the nation, continue to show up for their students.