LAUSD Will Offer Online Summer Classes to All Students
The Los Angeles Unified School District will offer virtual summer courses to help students make up for some of the academic time and rigor they’ve lost during the pandemic. The classes will be offered in four week blocks for all grade levels with an emphasis on literacy, math, and critical thinking skills, said Superintendent Austin Beutner.
“There is still no clear picture about testing, treatments or vaccines which we’ll need to know more about in order to create a plan to safely reopen schools,” said Beutner. “The facts and circumstances will continue to change but we will not reopen school facilities until state and local health authorities tell us how it is safe and appropriate to do so.”
The physical closure of LAUSD schools, which began March 16, will continue for the remainder of the school year. Even the district’s graduations will be virtual.
LAUSD and the union that represents its teachers, United Teachers Los Angeles, forged an agreement on distance learning last week. You can read that agreement here.