COVID-19 Impacts



EdSource (4/22/20) – California school districts to get 5-month reprieve to adopt next year’s accountability plan – without accurate data, districts can’t set spending priorities for the LCAP

“The update to this year’s LCAP could be truncated. Because of school closures, districts would be asked to summarize the actions they took to meet the three goals that Newsom outlined in his March 13 executive order. It requires that districts provide meals to students, create high-quality distance learning and provide child care to children of health care and other essential workers.”

EdSource (4/14/20) – In pandemic’s wake, California needs to rethink system of support for schools

PACE (4/10/20) – Our Children’s Education Should be a Priority as California Recovers from Coronavirus

EdSource (4/8/20) – Disability rights groups, school administrators spar over possible changes to special education laws – Education Secretary Betsy DeVos may recommend changing special education laws

EducationDive (4/8/20) see MAPEdBuild, New York Times COVID-19 case database details rates by district, with socioeconomic and race data

EducationDive (4/8/20) – Survey: Superintendents want assessment, accountability flexibility during coronavirus closures

Medium (3/31/20) Give Them All A’s

CNN Opinion by David M. Perry (3/31/20) What’s lost in the rush to online learning

Washington Post (3/27/20) – Homeschooling during the coronavirus will set back a generation of children – Long breaks are damaging. Virtual learning is erratic. The stakes are high.

Blog Post (3/25/20) – Virtual Learning Through Quarantine Will Leave Poor and Disabled Students Behind


(3/16/20) Governor Newsom Issues Executive Order to Protect Renters and Homeowners During COVID-19 Pandemic

Mental Health

The New York Times (4/7/20) – The Coronavirus Could Cause a Child Abuse Epidemic – This crisis has created conditions for a rise in violence that young victims will find difficult to escape.

World Health Organization (WHO) (3/18/20) – Mental health and psychosocial considerations during the COVID-19 outbreak

Special Education

Special Education Guidance for COVID-19