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Checking In With Local Schools In The Process Of Reopening For Hybrid And In-Person Learning

An instructor helps a student with her online school lesson at a desk separated from others by plastic barriers at STAR Eco Station Tutoring & Enrichment Center on September 10, 2020 in Culver City, California. - California public school students will continue to learn at home, in private learning pods, or at specialized enrichment centers like Star Eco Station as the coronavirus pandemic continues, after a lawsuit brought by the Orange County Board of Education seeking to compel the state to reopen public schools was shot down by the California Supreme Court on September 10. (Photo by Robyn Beck / AFP) (Photo by ROBYN BECK/AFP via Getty Images)
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An instructor helps a student with her online school lesson at a desk separated from others by plastic barriers at STAR Eco Station Tutoring & Enrichment Center on September 10, 2020 in Culver City, California.

Los Angeles Unified School District may still be in the process of working out its return to in-person instruction as the district and its teachers’ union attempt to work out their differences so students and teachers can return.

Los Angeles Unified School District may still be in the process of working out its return to in-person instruction as the district and its teachers’ union attempt to work out their differences so students and teachers can return, but meanwhile other districts in the area have already started the process of bringing some younger students back with hybrid in-person learning models, and others already targeting a return for their middle and high school students if coronavirus case numbers in Southern California continue to stabilize.

Today on AirTalk, we’ll talk with representatives from a few local school districts that have set reopening dates or who are already in the process of reopening about how things are going, what kind of feedback they’ve received from parents, students and teachers.

Guests:

Robert Garcia, mayor of the City of Long Beach; he tweets

Penelope A. DeLeon, is the superintendent of Glendora Unified School District where they have begun accommodating student returns in grades Kindergarten through 5th on a limited and hybrid basis.  

Steven E. Keller is the superintendent of schools for the Redondo Unified School District where students in 4th and 5th grade are now able to return using a hybrid classroom model.

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