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With coronavirus trending downward, LA County inches to within reach of less-restrictive red tier

Los Angeles County took a huge leap Tuesday, March 2,  in hopes to reopen its economy and further loosen its public health limits, watching its coronavirus case rates fall to just shy of the threshold for the state’s less-restrictive red tier. According to the state’s latest update, the county’s adjusted case rate stood at 7.2 cases per day per 100,000, right on the cusp being able to move out of the most restrictive “purple” public health tier — a status it has never attained since the state in...
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Newsom, lawmakers forge deal – with $6.6 billion in financial incentives – to get schools open

Gov. Gavin Newsom and legislative leaders are scheduled to give an update this morning on the state’s school reopening efforts, during which they are expected to announce an agreement that would offer billions of dollars in funding for schools that reopen by the end of March. Newsom and lawmakers have been negotiating for two months over bringing kids back to school, amid mounting pressure to reopen campuses closed nearly a year by the coronavirus pandemic. Newsom will be joined by Senate leader...
Tags: Health, News, Education, California, Cdc, Government, Senate, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, Community, Atkins, Associated Press, Gavin Newsom, Capitol, Johnson Johnson

Gov. Newsom, Lawmakers Reach Deal To Get California Children Back In Classrooms

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With more federal coronavirus relief likely, LA County scrutinizes impact of CARES dollars

Gearing up for more federal coronavirus relief money, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, Feb. 23, called for a detailed report on the impact of CARES Act dollars the county received last year. A key element of the 2020 CARES Act was the Coronavirus Relief Fund, through which the county received $1.057 billion. Coupled with state funding, county coronavirus aid totaled $1.22 billion, which helped pay for such efforts as virus testing, food distribution, personal protective eq...
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Newsom touts new Southern California vaccine pop-ups as counties transition to Blue Shield network

Gov. Gavin Newsom visited two federally funded pop-up coronavirus vaccination sites in Southern California on Sunday, Feb. 21, part of a statewide tour of such spots aimed at immunizing the state’s hardest-hit communities. The visit coincided with the launch of the transition to a new centralized system — which will include Riverside County in its first wave — to manage the state’s thus-far bumpy rollout of the badly needed vaccine. Newsom, flanked by several local elected leaders, said the mobi...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, California, Government, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Associated Press, Pfizer, Blue Shield, Orange County, Riverside County

L.A. County’s first priority will be second-dose COVID vaccinations this week

If you’re looking to get your second coronavirus vaccination this week, you’re Los Angeles County’s first priority. Appointments for first doses, meanwhile, may be difficult to come by. At the county-operated large-scale vaccination sites, only a limited number of first doses will be administered Monday, Feb. 8; the rest of the week’s mega-site appointments will be reserved solely for people in need of their second dose of the medication. Meanwhile, the county on Sunday, Feb. 7, cleared another ...
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L.A. County confirms 9 new cases of MIS-C in children

Los Angeles County reported 4,860 new cases of COVID-19 and 193 additional deaths on Saturday, Jan. 6, and confirmed nine new cases of multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children. The number of coronavirus patients in county hospitals was 4,421, according to the state dashboard, with 28.8% of those people in intensive care units. The latest cases of MIS-C bring the total number of children infected in the county to 75, including one death. MIS-C is an inflammatory condition associated with COV...
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10 Things in Politics: What Sen. Patrick Leahy's health scare shows

Sen. Patrick Leahy Alex Wong/Getty Images Good morning! Thank you for joining us for our first week of 10 Things in Politics. I'm Brent Griffiths. Sign up here to get this newsletter in your inbox each day.Send me your tips, thoughts to [email protected] or tweet me @BrentGriffiths. President Biden and first lady Jill Biden paid their respects last night to slain Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick, who was killed during the Capitol riot. Sicknick will continue to lie in honor in the...
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11,366 new cases reported as L.A. County battles new coronavirus strain

Officials urged residents to adhere to Los Angeles County’s “Safer at Home” orders a day after public health officials confirmed that the swifter spreading B.1.1.7 variant of coronavirus was present in the county. Health officials reported 11,366 new cases of COVID-19 and 108 additional deaths on Sunday, Jan. 17, bringing the county’s totals to 1,014,662 cases and 13,848 fatalities. County health officials said, however, that the number of new cases reported Sunday reflects an undercount because...
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First case of COVID-19 UK variant confirmed in Los Angeles County

Public Health officials on Saturday, Jan. 16 confirmed the faster-spreading UK variant of COVID-19 has reached Los Angeles. An infected person, only described as “male,” recently “spent time” in Los Angeles County before traveling to Oregon, where he is currently isolated. The variant was confirmed by Quest Laboratories in Washington state. No other information on where the man was in the LA area was immediately available. Although it is the first confirmed case of the variant in Los Angeles Cou...
Tags: Health, Business, UK, News, Education, California, Cdc, Washington, Oregon, La, Government, Paul Simon, Los Angeles, Sport, Joe Biden, Public Health

L.A. County surpasses 900,000 coronavirus cases and 12,000 deaths

Eclipsing two sad milestones on the same day, Los Angeles County surpassed 900,000 confirmed coronavirus cases and 12,000 deaths, public health officials reported Saturday, Jan. 9. The county posted 221 new deaths and 16,982 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday. As the post-holiday surge appeared to be at full strength, health officials confirmed that the county had lost more 1,000 lives to COVID-19 in the past four days and posted more than 100,000 new cases in the last week. With overtaxed local ...
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13,580 new coronavirus cases logged in LA County; hospitalizations keep climbing

Registered nurse Leslie Clark discards her protective gloves after collecting a nasal swab sample from a woman at a COVID-19 testing site in Los Angeles, Sunday, Dec. 27, 2020. Hospitals in central and Southern California are quickly running out of intensive care unit beds for coronavirus patients and state officials are poised to extend the strictest stay-at-home orders there as conditions worsen before the post-holiday surge hits. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong) Administrative worker Leslie Castillo...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, California, Government, Los Angeles, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Long Beach, Community, Associated Press, Pasadena, Gavin Newsom, Bay Area

College students recruited as teachers to keep schools open as COVID sidelines educators

By HEATHER HOLLINGSWORTH and CASEY SMITH | Associated Press INDIANAPOLIS — As the coronavirus sidelines huge numbers of educators, school districts around the country are aggressively recruiting substitute teachers, offering bonuses and waiving certification requirements in order to keep classrooms open. Coming to the rescue in many cases are college students who are themselves learning online or home for extended winter breaks. In Indiana, the 4,400-student Greenfield-Central school district ab...
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More grim L.A. County numbers arrive as officials race to ship first wave of coronavirus vaccines Sunday

Officials vowed that millions of doses of anti-coronavirus vaccines would start rolling out across the nation on Sunday, Dec. 13, offering an echo of hope as Los Angeles County and state health officials Saturday weathered another swell of chilling pandemic statistics. While falling short of Friday’s record-shattering numbers, Los Angeles County officials nonetheless reported 11,476 new COVID-19 cases and 70 deaths, bringing the county’s totals to 512,872 and 8,269, respectively. The county’s fi...
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Surge continues: LA County posts 4,522 new coronavirus cases as state curfew arrives

Warily watching daily caseload reports that could soon trigger more restrictive stay-home orders, Los Angeles County public health officials reported 4,522 new coronavirus infections on Saturday, Nov. 21, as the unnerving current surge showed no sign of relenting. Meanwhile, California was poised to enact a nighttime curfew Saturday night as spiking coronavirus cases threaten to swamp health care systems. Statewide, the newest restrictions require people not on essential errands to stay home fro...
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New York City schools to close again as city fights coronavirus

By JENNIFER PELTZ | Associated Press NEW YORK — New York City is shuttering schools to try to stop the renewed spread of the coronavirus, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Wednesday in a painful about-face for one of the first big U.S. school systems to bring students back to classrooms this fall. The nation’s largest public school system will halt in-person learning Thursday, the mayor said. At an afternoon news conference, the Democrat said plans were being made to bring in-person learning back as qui...
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LAUSD becomes latest to refuse to include Trump letter in food boxes

The nation’s second-largest school district is the latest agency to refuse to include a letter signed by President Donald Trump in food boxes provided by the federal government to aid families hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic. Austin Beutner, superintendent of the Los Angeles Unified School District, penned an open letter to Trump on Wednesday, Oct. 7, stating that the president’s letter would politicize relief efforts. “I am writing to inform you Los Angeles Unified will not be including yo...
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Orange County doctor pulls out gun during anti-mask video, Hoag hospital rebukes him

For the past few months, Newport Beach physician Jeff Barke – whose Orange County ties stretch from school boards to the Board of Supervisors – has captured the spotlight with his outspoken views on coronavirus precautions. Sporting a white lab coat or blue scrubs, the Rossmoor resident has led calls to reopen businesses and schools at rallies, on Twitter and in YouTube videos. He describes face mask mandates and stay-at-home recommendations with such terms as “tyrannical.” His medically uno...
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30 college towns that could face economic ruin if schools don't reopen or have to close again this fall

Classes begin for fall semester at Montana State University on August 17, 2020 in Bozeman, Montana. William Campbell/Getty Images Some college students are returning to campus for their fall semester. Whether universities decide to have in-person classes or a hybrid model, college towns where students usually make up a large share of the town's population may be greatly affected. Business Insider decided to look at colleges that have a large number of undergraduates to determine which town...
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Why is US facing a back-to-school laptop shortage?

By JOCELYN GECKER and MICHAEL LIEDTKE | Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO — Schools across the United States are facing shortages and long delays, of up to several months, in getting this year’s most crucial back-to-school supplies: the laptops and other equipment needed for online learning, an Associated Press investigation has found. The world’s three biggest computer companies, Lenovo, HP and Dell, have told school districts they have a shortage of nearly 5 million laptops, in some cases exacerb...
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Parents sue Gov. Newsom, other state officials demanding in-person instruction

More than a dozen Southern California parents, from the Inland Empire to the Los Angeles County coast, have joined forces in a lawsuit against several California officials — arguing that barring in-person classes this fall will hurt students, despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. A telephone hearing on the lawsuit is scheduled for Aug. 17. Schools, meanwhile, will begin opening this month while the suit is argued. The lawsuit, filed last month in the Central District of California Western Di...
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Parents struggle as schools reopen amid coronavirus surge

By DENISE LAVOIE | Associated Press Shannon Dunn has to report to her job this week as a cafeteria manager at an elementary school in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, but she has no idea what she will do when her daughter starts kindergarten with online-only instruction. With a new school year beginning this week in some states, Dunn, like many other working parents, is struggling to balance her job with her child’s schoolwork as the coronavirus pandemic continues to cause upheaval around the country. Th...
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Torrance, Hermosa Beach Catholic schools at heart of SCOTUS discrimination decision

The Supreme Court sided with two South Bay Catholic schools — one in Torrance, the other in Hermosa Beach — in a ruling Wednesday, July 8, that expands the number of employees at religious schools and other institutions who can’t sue for employment discrimination. The 7-2 ruling stemmed from cases involving two teachers whose contracts were not renewed and argued their respective schools discriminated against them. In one case, Agnes Morrissey-Berru sued Our Lady of Guadalupe school, in Hermosa ...
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Trump threatens to cut federal aid if schools don’t reopen

By COLLIN BINKLEY President Donald Trump on Wednesday threatened to withhold federal funding if America’s schools don’t reopen in the fall despite the coronavirus, and he lashed out at federal health officials over reopening guidelines that he complained are impractical and expensive. As Trump increased his pressure on state and local officials, New York City announced that most of its students would return to classrooms only two or three days a week and would learn online in between. “Most scho...
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DeVos rejects part-time reopening for schools amid pandemic

By COLLIN BINKLEY Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Tuesday assailed plans by some local districts to offer in-person instruction only a few days a week and said schools must be “fully operational” even amid the coronavirus pandemic. Anything less, she says, would fail students and taxpayers. DeVos made the comments during a call with governors as the Trump administration launched an all-out effort to get schools and colleges to reopen. Audio of the call was obtained by The Associated Press. “U...
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Professor Who Asked Student To “Anglicize” Name Put On Leave

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) – A professor at a San Francisco Bay Area community college has been put on leave after asking a Vietnamese-American student to “Anglicize” her name because it sounds like a vulgarity in English, school officials confirmed. Laney College President Tammeil Gilkerson said that as soon as campus leaders learned of the comments, an unnamed faculty member was placed on administrative leave pending an investigation, the East Bay Times reported. Freshman Phuc Bui Diem Nguyen told K...
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After MLK’s Assassination, a Schoolteacher Conducted a Famous Experiment–“Blue Eyes/Brown Eyes”–to Teach Kids About Discrimination

Getting history across to young students is challenging enough, but what should a teacher do when actual history-making events happen on their watch? They have to be acknowledged, but to what extent do they have to be explained, even "taught"? Of the teachers who have turned history-in-the-making into a lesson, perhaps the most famous is Jane Elliott of Riceville, Iowa. On April 5, 1968, the day after Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination, she divided her classroom of third-graders alon...
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National Spelling Bee canceled for first time since 1945 amid pandemic

By BEN NUCKOLS There will be no fidgeting at the National Spelling Bee microphone, no banter with pronouncer Jacques Bailly, no pointed questions about definitions or languages of origin, no dreaded bell that signals a misspelled word. This year’s Scripps National Spelling Bee was canceled Tuesday, the latest beloved public event to be scrapped because of the coronavirus pandemic. The bee will return next year, Scripps said, but that’s little comfort to the eighth-graders who are missing out on ...
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This chart will tell you how biased your favorite news source is

Polarized, unreliable news can be dangerous during turbulent times, such as the coronavirus pandemic. The Ad Fontes' Media Bias Chart maps out the biases and reliability of legacy and alternative news organizations. Political bias is one of many we must be wary of when judging the quality of the news we consume. The New York Times was a failing newspaper before changing its business model to muckraking on Trump. Fox News had to drop its "Fair and Balanced" motto because that's false advertising...
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How biased is your favorite news source? This chart will tell you.

Polarized, unreliable news can be dangerous during turbulent times, such as the coronavirus pandemic. The Ad Fontes' Media Bias Chart maps out the biases and reliability of legacy and alternative news organizations. Political bias is one of many we must be wary of when judging the quality of the news we consume. The New York Times was a failing newspaper before changing its business model to muckraking on Trump. Fox News had to drop its "Fair and Balanced" motto because that's false advertising...
Tags: Politics, News, Education, Internet, Washington Post, Democracy, Journalism, Cnn, United States, New York Times, Innovation, Associated Press, Npr, National Enquirer, Vox, Fox News Channel

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