California Eases Child Care Regulations for Critical Workers

Californians struggling to juggle going to work at hospitals, fire stations and grocery stores while worrying about child care are the intended beneficiaries of a new executive order Gov. Gavin Newsom signed over the weekend.

Apr 6, 2020 Elizabeth Aguilera

Coronavirus Stretches California’s Special Education System to the Brink

Across California, schools have physically shuttered as they make the unprecedented move toward online instruction amid the coronavirus pandemic. The virus has upended almost every facet of education in California and the nation — but perhaps no other student group stands to be more affected than students with special needs.

Mar 31, 2020 Elizabeth Aguilera & Ricardo Cano

Newsom: Coronavirus Likely to Close California Schools for Rest of the Year

In a stunning announcement that revealed disruption from the coronavirus is far from over, Gov. Gavin Newsom said Tuesday that California schools will remain closed not just until sometime next month, as most announced over the weekend, but probably for the rest of the school year.

Mar 18, 2020 Ricardo Cano & Laurel Rosenhall