State to launch ‘virtual circles’ to help families with distance learning

SACRAMENTO, Calif. —

As families head into week six of distance learning in California, the state’s top education official, Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond, is focusing on expanding access to the internet and laptops with a new task force, hosting webinars and launching virtual support meetings to help with distance learning.

“We’re going to be announcing later this week a number of support circles, virtual support circles, for parents, where parents can talk about what support they need and they can give us suggestions on how to support other parents,” Thurmond said. “We’ll be doing the same thing to get input from students and the same thing to get input from our educators.”

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