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Coronavirus Impacts On Vulnerable Students
Education and COVID-19 In The News
Leaders of San Diego Unified School District joined some of the region’s congressional delegation Thursday to urge federal approval of the HEROES Act. The stimulus package includes needed funding for schools.
Tuesday marks two weeks since San Diego County was removed from the state's COVID-19 watch list and nearly three weeks that the county's case rate has remained under 100 cases per 100,000 people.
One-fifth of San Diego students returning to virtual school this month are English Language Learners. And that makes distanced-learning all the more difficult.
Parents, teachers and students are getting ready to resume in person classes as early as September 1 in San Diego county.
With Monday marking the all-virtual start to the school year in the county’s largest district, students grappled with unfamiliar class schedules and wondered how they would meet new friends.
While the district is preparing to open its 2020-21 school year Monday for remote, online learning for all students, some children who have faced learning challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic may be offered appointments to take part in the in-person sessions, which could begin as soon as late September, according to the district.
Parents and teachers are staring down the challenge of introducing kids to school for the very first time without actually having them in a physical classroom. Some will have it a lot easier than others.
Even elementary schools receiving waivers to reopen campuses will continue offering online-only options.
The classrooms are virtual but some students are still misbehaving. This adds another layer of complexity to the challenges facing teachers and administrators amid the pandemic.