LAUSD, teachers union reach tentative agreement over distance learning

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Even though they will be at home, Los Angeles students will have a predictable learning schedule that resembles a regular school day when the fall semester starts in two weeks, under a tentative agreement over rules for instruction reached by teachers and the district.

The official school day would last from 9 a.m. until 2:15 p.m. Classroom teachers are expected to work an average of six hours per day, which means that some work is expected to take place outside of the set schedule.

The school day would include daily live online interaction, small group work and independent work as well as time to focus on the social and emotional needs of students. There is also time for office hours, during which students and families could connect with teachers.

Schools would have the option to develop alternative schedules through a district waiver process. It was not immediately clear how much latitude a waiver would allow.

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