LAUSD, Teachers Agree To Distance Learning Plan For New School Year — Including Live Video
The Los Angeles Unified School District and its teachers' union have reached a tentative agreement on what distance learning will look like when the fall semester begins on Aug. 18.
The roadmap for the start of the new year sets ground rules for teachers' work days and the amount of instructional time students can expect.
The agreement, which still must be ratified by the full United Teachers Los Angeles membership and the L.A. Unified school board, calls for the average student day to run from 9 a.m. to 2:15 p.m.
Under the deal, most kids would receive at least 90 minutes of live instruction each day.
BREAKING: @LASchools and @UTLAnow announce a tentative agreement on a #distancelearning plan for this fall.— Kyle Stokes (@kystokes) August 3, 2020
After wide variation last spring, this deal imposes some consistency:
- Average student day: 9a-2:15p
- For most kids, at least 90 minutes of live instruction per day pic.twitter.com/bz0qszZIM2
The agreement also lays out plans for special education students and for child care options. Teachers will also be required to hold office hours to connect with parents and students.
If ratified, the agreement will stay in effect through Dec. 31, or until campuses reopen for in-person instruction.
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