L.A. teachers will spend more live time with students amid uncertainty over school reopening

With children mired in distance learning and many struggling academically, Los Angeles teachers will take on more live online interaction with students next semester, under an agreement announced Friday. Also under the deal, school nurses will conduct campus-based coronavirus tests.

The pact between the teachers union and the Los Angeles Unified School District was essential for the nation’s second-largest school system; the agreement’s predecessor would have expired Dec. 31. And, based on current infection rates, a return to campus in January is almost impossible under state health guidelines.

The revised weekly schedule calls for a minimum of 30 additional minutes of live interaction with students on Monday — making that day a closer match to other weekdays, when the minimum length of daily live instruction ranges from 60 minutes to 170 minutes, depending on the grade level and a school’s scheduling format. Click here to read more: https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2020-12-18/la-teachers-increase-live-online-classes-students