On Friday, March 13, 2020, all 13 local Sacramento County school districts announced plans for school closures due to the coronavirus outbreak. That last day of school felt anticlimactic – there were no big goodbyes or instructions for
Our four new college freshman have now all begun classes, as of yesterday! Jennifer and Monica began at UC Davis and Hsin began at UCI this week. Tatiana has been in classes at UCB for over a month now. (UCB
As we began 2020, the
outlook was positive. The Class of
2020, Generation Z, “was in line to inherit a strong economy with record-low
unemployment.” (pewsocialtrends.org) Our economy and stock
market were strong. Unemployment rate had been declining and was at
School closures caused cascading obstacles, but our resilient students did not give up, instead they continued learning. They found their way by organizing their at-home school schedule while managing responsibilities to help family and younger siblings. They adjusted to stay-at-home
Covid-19 school closures are not experienced equally by students.
“The coronavirus pandemic has done nothing to level the playing field of American education, and instead has widened the gaps that have always existed.” (NYTimes)
From the desk of the Executive Director, Elizabeth Marlow
Very big news for the class of 2020, college may be offered only online for Fall 2020.
High school seniors preparing to enter college do not know yet what to
How are teachers cultivating an engaging distance learning experience for students during this crisis?
Kareem Farah, an educator with experience in distance learning shares that for teachers shifting to teaching online should know that “Individual Touchpoints Are Game-Changers: What
Teens and college students may not be considered high risk from a covid-19 direct medical perspective, but they are facing very real distressing social and economic challenges.
The majority of students may appear to
The Class of 2020 high school seniors are challenged to prepare for college at home, away from college counselors and college preparatory teachers.
Our displaced students have had their educational access upended. Especially challenging for the high school seniors.
April 1, 2020 – University of California reduces requirements for 2021 applicants and 2020 newly admitted students. A “dramatic action came in response to the cancellation of testing by the SAT and ACT this spring due to