CDE Releases Additional Guidance for Distance Educators

Distance learning is likely here to stay in some form for a while. With the help of the state, teachers and school districts are trying to make the most of it.

Last month, the California Department of Education (CDE) released a new guidance to help teachers succeed in virtual education. The document lays out necessary duration of online instruction by grade, a list of questions to give students for feedback, and research-based advice to make the process more effective, especially for English language learners. 

“Distance learning will be with us in some form moving forward, even as schools may be allowed to begin reopening in various capacities. We are committed to offering real-time, actionable support to our educators as we all lean into this new reality,” State Superintendent Tony Thurmond said. "Through continued investments in educator training—and increased, proactive family engagement—I am confident that our schools will reach and engage more students as we move through this challenging period together.”