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Past · April 20, 2021

Distance Learning Strategies in California Schools

Virtual Event

April 20, 2021 · 10:00 am - 11:00 am


About the Program

Learning gaps are a growing concern after a year of online instruction. During the pandemic, uneven distribution of resources may have widened gaps and led to learning loss for some students. PPIC researchers will present findings and moderate a panel discussion on how California school districts addressed remote learning in spring 2020 and strategies to improve instruction in the 2020-21 school year.

This report and event are supported with funding from the Sobrato Family Foundation.

PPIC is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization. PPIC does not take or support positions on any ballot measure or on any local, state, or federal legislation, nor does it support, endorse, or oppose any political parties or candidates for public office. Any opinions expressed by event participants are theirs alone and do not necessarily reflect any position of the Public Policy Institute of California.


10:00 a.m.   Welcome and Presentation
Niu Gao, research fellow, PPIC

10:15 a.m. Panel Discussion
Moderator: Laura Hill, policy director and senior fellow, PPIC
Nancy Albarrán, superintendent, San José Unified School District
Hilda Maldonado, superintendent, Santa Barbara Unified School District
Ed Manansala, superintendent of schools, El Dorado County Office of Education

10:45 a.m.   Audience Q&A

11:00 a.m.   Adjourn


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