California schools might remain closed for the school year, Gov. Newsom says

During a press conference at California’s emergency headquarters, Gov. Gavin Newsom made some alarming remarks regarding the closure of California schools. The state is already examining remote/online classes as a possibility.

“This is a very sobering thing to say. I don’t want to mislead you,” Governor Newsom said. Many school districts in the state have already declared holidays for a few weeks, or just the rest of this month. However, Gov. Newsom says that schools opening before May or June, when the summer vacation usually starts, is unlikely.

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“Don’t anticipate schools are going to open up in a week. It’s unlikely that many of these schools — few if any — will open before the summer break. Boy, I hope I’m wrong, but I believe that to be the case,” he says.

It is estimated that around 6 million public school students in California remain at home, due to 99 percent of California’s schools being closed. However, there was never any state order for schools to close, and all closures were voluntary by school districts. Gov. Newsom has also requested the U.S. Department of Education to halt standardized testing.

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