Almost two years ago State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond pitched an ethnic studies curriculum as a high school graduation requirement. The California Department of Education revisited the proposal July 7 with a series of four webinars highlighting ethnic studies and their importance to education and society.
California schools have been rapidly adjusting to new distance learning requirements as well as graduation processes and accountability. Saddleback Valley School District has it's latest developments coming from State Superintended Tony Thurmond's request for waivers under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Here's the shortlist of what's changed, graduation requirements and Tony Thurmond's mission to close the digital divide for students without internet access.