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CalMatters talks to three California teachers who are at the forefront of leading remote instruction.  

In mid-March, public schools across California closed en masse to combat the coronavirus pandemic. But while schools remain physically closed, educators and students are in the thick of the new reality of distance learning.

How are California’s teachers navigating the most significant disruption to education in modern history? How can parents help their child during these unprecedented times?

CalMatters K-12 education reporter Ricardo Cano will host a virtual conversation on Tuesday, April 28, at 4 p.m. with three California teachers who’ve been at the forefront of leading remote instruction.

– Larry Ferlazzo, an English teacher at Luther Burbank High School in Sacramento

– Jesus Galindo, 3rd grade teacher at Lincoln Elementary in Richmond

– Mandy Kelly, 6th grade teacher at Trabuco Mesa Elementary in Rancho Santa Margarita and a 2020 California Teacher of the Year

The conversation will be guided by questions from our readers. If you have a question for Ferlazzo, Kelly, or Gallardo, please let us know on the form below.

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