© 2024 KALW 91.7 FM Bay Area
KALW Public Media / 91.7 FM Bay Area
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations
Your Call

How Are Families & Teachers Preparing For Another Semester Of Remote Learning?

Liz Hafalia / SF Chronicle
Children at the Minnie and Lovie Ward Recreation Center in San Francisco get ready to play outside. The center will serve as a learning hub for school children starting in September.

On this edition of Your Call, we'll find out how families and educators are preparing for another semester of remote learning. Here in California, as cases continue to rise, 90 percent of K-12 schools will operate remotely.

Parents across the country are creating “education pods” for their kids, but some public education advocates warn that will widen disparities among low-income students. What would an equitable remote learning environment look like? 


Mari Villaluna, member of SF Families Union, a multiracial family-led organization

Lakisha Young, executive director and co-founder of The Oakland Reach, a parent-led advocacy group

Heather Hough, executive director of Policy Analysis for California Education, an independent research center

Tara Ramos, SFUSD teacher and organizer with Teachers 4 Social Justice


Web Resources:

SF Chronicle, Dominic Fracassa: ‘Learning hubs’ opening across SF to help 6,000 kids in need with distance education

NY Times, Clara Totenberg Green: The Latest in School Segregation: Private Pandemic ‘Pods’

Oaklandside, Ashley McBride: ‘Pandemic pods’ gain popularity in Oakland, with questions about learning equity 

CalMatters, Heather Hough: Students can learn during school closures, but a new approach is needed for distance learning


BuzzFeed News, Caroline O’Donovan: Back To School: Teachers Are Ready To Quit Rather Than Put Their Lives At Risk