Deal reached to get California children back in classrooms
Last updated 3/3/2021 at 3:05pm
ELK GROVE, Calif. – The majority of California's 6.1 million public school students could be back in the classroom by April under new legislation announced Monday, March 1, by Gov. Gavin Newsom and legislative leaders. Critics panned the plan as inadequate.
Most students in the nation's most populous state have been learning from home for the past year during the pandemic. But with new coronavirus cases falling rapidly throughout the state, Newsom and lawmakers have been under increasing pressure to come up with a statewide plan aimed at returning students to schools in-person.