There is no one answer for what the coming school year will look like, but it won’t resemble the fall of 2019. Wherever classrooms are open, there will likely be some form of social distancing and other hygiene measures in place that challenge traditional teaching and learning. Future outbreaks will make for unpredictable waves of…

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The coronavirus crisis has increased calls to eliminate Calbright, which former California Gov. Jerry Brown championed as a way to expand online education options for the state’s adult workers. Calbright is the state’s first online-only community college. Yet union leaders and key lawmakers have fought against the college from the start. That opposition boiled over…

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Among the many frustrating, complex dilemmas schools are dealing with amid the coronavirus pandemic is this: School districts like San Diego Unified have hundreds of millions of dollars in bonds available for the express purpose of making school buildings safer for students – yet there’s uncertainty about whether that money can be used to keep…

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There is growing concern many older, vulnerable teachers and staff will opt to retire rather than return to classrooms this fall. This may prove problematic for districts that try to retain teachers during recessions as hiring freezes are often implemented. If older, veteran teachers opt to stay out of the school building until a reliable…

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While contractors and their legal advisers try to work out how the COVID-19 pandemic and the associated mandatory project shutdowns will affect future jobsite operations and profitability, it’s worth looking ahead to what kind of contract terms construction companies could face in the future. It is every party’s responsibility to protect their own positions, so…

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