With students at home, “spring break”…

This “spring break” is like no other for California. Even as public schools are making a big push to ramp up their “distance learning” curriculum, millions of students, along with their teachers, are out on spring break this week. Read full article at EdSource

Education and the coronavirus crisis: What’s…

EdSource is tracking the impact of the coronavirus on education in California. See below for the latest key developments compiled by EdSource staff. Click here for more in-depth EdSource reports on the coronavirus. Read full article at EdSource

STATE: New website offers tips for teachers…

To help teachers better serve special education students during the school closures, a coalition of more than 30 disability and education groups has created a digital one-stop shop of teaching resources. EducatingAllLearners.org includes specific guidance on how teachers can deliver… Read full article at EdSource

LOCAL BAND DIRECTORS CREATE COACHELLA VALLEY’S…

Students from all over Coachella Valley are collaborating in what is being called the first virtual concert band. The students are being led by band teachers throughout the valley, but one guy is helping make this virtual experience come together.… Read full article at KMIR TV Palm Springs

Mobley wins Wootten high school basketball…

Just one week after being named California’s Gatorade Player of the Year for the second straight season, Rancho Christian High School’s Evan Mobley won the Morgan Wootten Player of the Year Award. The Wootten Award is named after Coach Morgan… Read full article at The Valley News

Gov. Newsom announces $100M for childcare…

Gov. Gavin Newsom announced on Friday night the release of $100 million to support child care services for essential infrastructure workers and vulnerable populations and their children in the wake of COVID-19. This funding is part of Senate Bill 89,… Read full article at The Desert Sun

ICEF’s Coachella Valley Fund pools donor…

Established in 2005, The Coachella Valley Fund has a mission of enhancing the quality of life in the Desert. The Coachella Valley Fund is one of many funds held and stewarded by the Inland Empire Community Foundation (IECF) to support… Read full article at The Desert Sun

Cal State San Bernardino student prints…

As the coronavirus pandemic continues, a Cal State San Bernardino student is using 3D printers at the San Bernardino Community College District to create hundreds of medical-quality face shields for local hospitals, nursing facilities and the campus police department. Working… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

STATE: LA Unified, teachers’ union reach agreement…

Los Angeles teachers will be able to create their own work schedules and won’t be required to teach classes using live video platforms as part of an agreement reached late Wednesday with the Los Angeles Unified School District on guidelines… Read full article at EdSource

STATE: Most parents are worried school closures…

Four out of 5 parents of California public school students say that school closures from the coronavirus are making them feel stressed, and 9 out of 10 are worried their students will fall behind academically, according to a survey released… Read full article at EdSource