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Coronavirus changes the AP test big time. Here's what it will look like

20:28
New details about Advanced Placement tests this year released by the College Board Friday show how much the coronavirus pandemic is altering the format.

UC and Cal State relax admissions criteria due to coronavirus: What you need to know

2.April
Acknowledging disruptions caused by the coronavirus pandemic, the UC and Cal State systems will ease admissions requirements for applicants.

Ex-USC admissions official to plead guilty to running scam to admit unqualified Chinese students

2.April
A former admissions official at USC will plead guilty to helping graduate students from China gain acceptance to the school by submitting doctored transcripts and fraudulent recommendation letters.

Public schools expected to remain closed for the rest of the academic year, Newsom says

1.April
Citing concerns over spreading the coronavirus, California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced public schools will be closed for the rest of the academic year.

UC to ease admission requirements: No SAT, no minimum grades due to coronavirus

1.April
The coronavirus crisis prompts the University of California to temporarily suspend some admission requirements.

California schools unlikely to reopen this academic year amid coronavirus, state schools chief says

1.April
Because of the coronavirus outbreak, state public schools are unlikely to reopen, state schools Supt. Tony Thurmond said Tuesday.

Amid coronavirus closures, 15,000 high school students are absent online, 40,000 fail to check in daily

30.March
With campuses closed due to the pandemic, LAUSD is struggling with distance learning. Only two-thirds of high school students are participating daily.

El Camino Real wins state Academic Decathlon, with altered format due to coronavirus

28.March
El Camino Real Charter High School has won this year's state Academic Decathlon, narrowly edging out its perennial rival, Granada Hills Charter High School.

Getting into USC this fall just got easier amid coronavirus uncertainty

28.March
USC admission rates rose significantly for fall 2020 as the coronavirus outbreak deepens uncertainty over students' college plans.

With all the distractions at home, low-income students need headphones to study

27.March
Hand sanitizer is not the only coronavirus necessity. Students stuck at home in close and noisy quarters could use headphones to keep out distractions and allow them to focus on their studies.

A's for all? Pass/fail? Colleges grapple with grading fairness during coronavirus

27.March
Colleges are grappling with competing student demands to change grading during the coronavirus outbreak. Some want pass/fail for all to ensure equity while others want letter grades to boost GPAs.

Citing coronavirus risks, L.A. teachers union calls for new limits on charter schools

27.March
Citing the circumstances of the coronavirus crisis, United Teachers Los Angeles on Thursday called for a moratorium on new charter school approvals and a halt to new campus-sharing arrangements with charters.

Isolated childcare providers need supplies, guidance as California's childcare system suffers

26.March
California's early childhood care system has long been held together by women like Tanya García, whose Hollywood duplex is home to two licensed daycare operations serving as many as 28 youngsters — among them the children of healthcare workers and public school teachers.

As virus spreads, this Bay Area college wants students to return and clean their dorm rooms

26.March
St. Mary's College in Moraga is requiring students to return and clean out their dorm rooms by April 14. Fearful of coronavirus, some parents are livid.
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