A “stay at home” order enacted in California late last week does not pertain to current construction projects in the state. Although the executive order by California Gov. Gavin Newsom does not mention construction, a notice on the state’s website lists it as one of the sectors that is not affected. “The California State Public…

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San Francisco and Los Angeles are ranked as one of the most vulnerable cities to the financial, economic, health and social effects of COVID-19, according to new research from Clever Real Estate. The research ranked cities on their vulnerabilities to the four separate categories of health, financial, social and economic, then combined that into a…

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Every state has closed at least some public schools to fight the spread of coronavirus, and most in CA say they expect to be closed through the end of the school year. Thrown into the breach, public schools are setting out on an unprecedented experiment: With little training and even fewer resources, in a matter…

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Linda Darling-Hammond is president of the State Board of Education in California, and also president of the Learning Policy Institute, a research and policy organization in Palo Alto. Working closely with Gov. Gavin Newsom, she has played a significant role in shaping guidance that the state has issued for schools in how to respond to…

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Nearly two weeks after schools across California closed without warning due to the coronavirus, many districts are stuck in neutral until labor negotiations get hashed out. Teachers unions across the state are demanding rules for distance learning obligations, holding up at-home lessons for students — especially in districts that already had fractured labor relationships. California Teachers…

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