New York Times
California could overtake New York in coronavirus cases this week -- With coronavirus cases nearing 400,000 on Monday, California appears on track to surpass New York as the state with the most coronavirus infections, a sobering milestone for a region that led the country in aggressive shelter-in-place measures and helped dampen the spread of the virus this spring. Cynthia Dizikes and Alexei Koseff in the San Francisco Chronicle$ -- 7/21/20
✅Orange County overtakes Riverside County for second-largest number of coronavirus cases recorded in California -- Confirmed cases of the coronavirus are rising steadily in Orange County, as it overtook Riverside County to be the county with the second-largest number of cases in California, according to local health department updates. Jeong Park in the Orange County Register -- 7/21/20
Sacramento Bee$ -- 7/21/20
✅CSU board to consider ethnic studies requirement, but opposition looms -- The California State University Board of Trustees will vote tomorrow on a proposal that would require students to complete at least one course in “Ethnic Studies and Social Justice,” but the measure has been criticized by some as watered down, setting up an unprecedented showdown with the state Legislature. The item is in the Orange County Register -- 7/21/20
✅Younger L.A. County residents are increasingly catching COVID-19 -- The surge of the coronavirus in Los Angeles County continues to be fueled by younger people, with the majority of those infected younger than 41. Officials said Sunday that 53% of the 2,848 new cases reported for the day occurred among that group. Overall, 52% of cases to date in the county have been people under 41. Alex Wigglesworth, Howard Blume in the Los Angeles Times$ -- 7/20/20
Inside Higher Ed
Given the skepticism voiced by many students, administrators who oversee online learning share a surprisingly sunny outlook on how well their institution handled the pivot to remote learning this spring, according to new survey data.
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Though the focus is on the Trump administration’s threats to cut off funding to K-12 schools that choose not to reopen this fall, a spokeswoman for Senator Mark Warner said a bill being introduced by the Democrat from Virginia would also make it “crystal clear” funding cannot be taken away from higher education institutions that do not resume in-person classes….
Chronicle of HENews that the University of California at Berkeley, Miami Dade College, and others will start the semester remotely signals a retreat from the optimism of the late spring.