How California’s school system can adapt to coronavirus: Corey DeAngelis
Communities around the world are taking social distancing measures to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus, which has already infected over 700 people in California. Schools have been closed for at least 42.1 million students, or around 74 percent of the K-12 student population in the United States. In California, about 99 percent of the public school population has already been affected by closures, and the governor expects that most schools in the state will remain closed for the rest of the school year.
These school closures will undoubtedly create hardships for families across the state. But the good news is that California can adapt to the crisis and help families while empowering them at the same time.
This pandemic is a shock to everyone, including the public education system. It has already pressured school districts to adjust by providing educational services virtually. Los Angeles Unified School District, for example, plans to partner with two public television stations to broadcast educational programming during the shutdown.