Education

The Pac-12 conference has decided to postpone all sporting events for the rest of the year. That means no soccer, no volleyball, and no football.

from Greater LA

LA Unified’s new school year will start again on August 18. All K-12 classes will be all virtual for the nearly 800,000 students.

from Greater LA

Berlin schools reopened this week amid fears of a second COVID-19 wave, with about 370,000 students returning to the classroom.

Back to school amid the pandemic – how is Berlin keeping students and teachers safe?

Berlin schools reopened this week amid fears of a second COVID-19 wave, with about 370,000 students returning to the classroom.

from Studio Berlin

There's a tentative agreement between the teachers union and the district. The plan calls for a 30-hour school week, attendance-taking, and time for student and family counseling.

Teachers make sense of new guidelines for distance learning — before school starts on Aug 18

There's a tentative agreement between the teachers union and the district. The plan calls for a 30-hour school week, attendance-taking, and time for student and family counseling.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Billions are being spent to transition to online education that isn’t teaching our kids very much. What if we used that money to fight the pandemic?

Joe Mathews: California should pull the plug on the school year

Billions are being spent to transition to online education that isn’t teaching our kids very much. What if we used that money to fight the pandemic?

from Zócalo's Connecting California

The immediate future of college sports is uncertain. The University of Connecticut announced today that they’ll be cancelling their football season entirely.

How coronavirus is affecting college sports and the athletes who depend on it to get to the pros

The immediate future of college sports is uncertain. The University of Connecticut announced today that they’ll be cancelling their football season entirely.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

“Kids may catalyze another wave [of the epidemic]. If you think this is bad, the fall and winter may be worse.

Kids could trigger another wave of COVID and the fall may be worse, says health professor

“Kids may catalyze another wave [of the epidemic]. If you think this is bad, the fall and winter may be worse.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The pandemic has exacerbated the learning gap between rich and poor kids in K-12 schools, says Annette Anderson, professor at the Johns Hopkins School of Education.

How to close the education gap that’s only widened since COVID-19

The pandemic has exacerbated the learning gap between rich and poor kids in K-12 schools, says Annette Anderson, professor at the Johns Hopkins School of Education.

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KCRW talks with the directors of three local private schools about how they’re navigating the next few weeks before the fall semester begins, and what they’re hoping will happen during…

LA private schools prep for when in-person classes may resume

KCRW talks with the directors of three local private schools about how they’re navigating the next few weeks before the fall semester begins, and what they’re hoping will happen during…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Many colleges say standardized test scores will be optional for prospective freshmen.

With so many unknowns for fall, how is one counselor advising prospective college students?

Many colleges say standardized test scores will be optional for prospective freshmen.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Some families are employing private educators or nannies who can serve as teachers.

Some parents are creating new ‘learning pods’ at home and hiring their own teachers

Some families are employing private educators or nannies who can serve as teachers.

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The shift to online learning took a heavy toll on many Black and Brown students within LAUSD. Some didn’t have laptops or Wifi at home.

Ideas for making online education more equitable when school starts in August

The shift to online learning took a heavy toll on many Black and Brown students within LAUSD. Some didn’t have laptops or Wifi at home.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

While attending USC, Sheikh Khalifa bin Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani (KHK) lived out of the Beverly Wilshire hotel with his own butlers, drove flashy sports cars, and took expensive…

The life of a Qatari prince as a USC student

While attending USC, Sheikh Khalifa bin Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani (KHK) lived out of the Beverly Wilshire hotel with his own butlers, drove flashy sports cars, and took expensive…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The Orange County Board of Education voted Tuesday night to recommend in-person education starting next month.

OC Board of Education recommends schools reopen without masks or social distancing

The Orange County Board of Education voted Tuesday night to recommend in-person education starting next month.

from Greater LA

LAUSD announced on Monday that students won’t return to in-classroom learning when school starts on August 18. How will parents and teachers plan for more remote learning?

LAUSD will be all-online this fall. How a parent and a teacher are planning for it

LAUSD announced on Monday that students won’t return to in-classroom learning when school starts on August 18. How will parents and teachers plan for more remote learning?

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The Trump administration announced last week that online-only learning is not an option for international students.

California sues Trump administration over foreign student visas

The Trump administration announced last week that online-only learning is not an option for international students.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

KCRW talks about whether students might have a staggered schedule for in-person classes, whether states can override district decisions, and where money fits into it all.

LAUSD’s fall semester starts next month. No one knows what it will look like

KCRW talks about whether students might have a staggered schedule for in-person classes, whether states can override district decisions, and where money fits into it all.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The federal government    released new guidelines    that say international students must take a portion of their classes in-person in order to remain in the U.S.   
  This is a big…

ICE says foreign students must take in-person classes to remain in US

The federal government released new guidelines that say international students must take a portion of their classes in-person in order to remain in the U.S.  This is a big…

from Greater LA

ICE announced that for international students enrolled at colleges that don’t offer in-person instruction this fall, they can maintain their student visas only by transferring to…

International students must leave US if they can’t take in-person classes this fall

ICE announced that for international students enrolled at colleges that don’t offer in-person instruction this fall, they can maintain their student visas only by transferring to…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The LAUSD board voted on Tuesday night to cut $25 million from the school police budget. That’s a 35% decrease to a department that employs more than 450 officers.

LAUSD board cuts $25 million from school police, puts it toward hiring mental health workers

The LAUSD board voted on Tuesday night to cut $25 million from the school police budget. That’s a 35% decrease to a department that employs more than 450 officers.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand