Gov. Gavin Newom said this week that although the state is potentially months from fully reopening, the school year could start in late July or early August.
Newsom didn’t specify how much instruction would actually occur on campuses. State Public Health Officer Sonia Angell explained Tuesday that an earlier school year could help students both make up learning gaps and help parents return to full-time work.
We check in with a pair of superintendents on what they think of an early school year, and why reading skill levels are sliding amidst COVID-19.
- Nevada Joint Union High School District Superintendent Brett McFadden
- Stockton Unified School District Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services Sonjhia Lowery
- Director of the Brain Imaging Research Center at the University of Connecticut Dr. Fumiko Hoeft