Ninth Circuit upholds closure of public schools during pandemic, but finds state infringed on rights of private school students

On July 23, 2021, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals rejected a legal challenge to California’s decision to close public schools to in-person instruction and provide online distance learning in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the court reversed the lower court’s decision toward private […]

Vaccines and outdoor education key to reopening schools safely

Among the strategies highlighted by health and education experts during a July 29 webinar held by the California Department of Education to help local educational agencies safely return to in-person instruction, one was repeated throughout: “Vaccines, vaccines, vaccines — really important,” said Dr. Naomi Bardach, […]