By Alexei Koseff, San Francisco Chronicle, April 28, 2020
California schools could reopen this summer to help make up for a “learning loss” that early closures forced by the coronavirus pandemic caused this year, Gov. Gavin Newsom said Tuesday.
Schools typically start the academic year in mid- to late August, but the governor said that might be moved up to as early as July if the pandemic is under control.
“We recognize there has been a learning loss,” Newsom said at a news conference. “We are considering the possibility of an even earlier school year.”