- California is considering a plan to re-open schools earlier than usual — in late July or early August — to make up for the loss of classroom instruction due to the COVID-19 pandemic, California Gov. Gavin Newsom said.
- In California — and across the country — schools have been closed for more than a month to stem COVID-19 infections.
- California students are not expected to return to the classroom for the remainder of the academic year.
- Newsom said if students return to schools in the fall, they should expect changes to day-to-day operations.
California Gov. Gavin Newsom said Wednesday that schools could start the upcoming academic year earlier than usual in order to account for the loss of in-person classroom instruction due to the coronavirus pandemic.
“One of the things is we socialized the idea of starting the next school year earlier in the state of California to address the issue of learning loss,” he told NBC News’ Savannah Guthrie in an interview aired on “Today.”
Newsom, who has served as California’s governor since last year, also said he planned to modify the state’s stay-at-home order in a matter of weeks to allow for some business sectors currently closed by the mandate to re-open.
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