California Colleges’ Response To Pandemic Varies Broadly

By Ricardo Cano, CalMatters

Their faculties sit simply 5 miles aside on reverse ends of Southern California’s notoriously busy Interstate 405, however the hole between their college students’ distance studying experiences up to now has been huge.

In Redondo Seaside off the South Bay coast, Karen Cull’s three sons started partaking with their academics on-line March 18, three faculty days after their district bodily closed campuses to fight the unfold of the COVID-19 pandemic. On Monday, Redondo Seaside will start “Part 2” of distance studying, through which academics and college students might be anticipated to cowl new content material.

In Hawthorne, an inland working-class neighborhood, Raul Torres spends 5 hours a day along with his second-grade daughter and fourth-grade son finishing paper packets. He’s heard little from their academics within the 4 weeks after faculties bodily closed and the district doesn’t plan to roll out its distance studying program till April 21.

“It’s been difficult as a result of,…

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