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‘Slow down,’ parents, local school officials declare, as Trump urges full reopening

With President Donald Trump on Wednesday threatening to withhold funding from schools that won’t reopen fully in the fall, it pitted his administration squarely against current guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention — as well as California’s school leaders, local health officials in Los Angeles County and many local school administrators. It also leaves many parents and educators confused and uncertain. “In Germany, Denmark, Norway, Sweden and many other countries, sch...
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If LAUSD stays online for fall, there will be an ‘ambitious set of expectations,’ says superintendent

LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles Unified Superintendent Austin Beutner said Monday there’s still no timetable on when school facilities may reopen due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the district may need to create a balance of online and in-person classes for the next academic year that starts Aug. 18. “As we look ahead to the start of a new school year, the challenge is to build on the foundation that’s been put in place over the past few months and apply the learnings to provide the best possible educ...
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LAUSD board hears arguments for and against cuts in police department

Activists supporting the Black Lives Matter movement took their arguments once again to the Los Angeles Unified School District on Tuesday, June 30, urging board members to “defund” the school district’s independent law enforcement agency. This time, the proposal aimed to slash funding for the district’s police force by 50%. The board had not taken a vote on the matter as of about 3 p.m. Tuesday, after going into closed session about 2:30 p.m., following hours of public testimony on the police i...
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Record number of LAUSD students learn online while school’s out for summer

A record 100,000 students are enrolled in Los Angeles Unified’s digital summer school, which started Monday, June 29, with enrichment classes designed in partnership with celebrity filmmakers, musicians and sports stars. This is the first time summer school has been made available to all students in the LAUSD, and Superintendent Austin Beutner said that’s because the district believes it may help mitigate learning loss due to the pandemic that forced schools to close back in March and transition...
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LAUSD remains undecided about schools reopening this fall

Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent Austin Beutner said Monday, June 29, that no decision has been made about students returning to school facilities amid the COVID-19 pandemic when the academic year starts Aug. 18, but he said officials are working on a plan. Beutner’s statements were presented along with a survey from LAUSD that showed 59% of families said they would be comfortable sending their child back to school for the fall semester, while 21% said they are uncertain and 20...
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As LA public schools plan for fall, calls grow for improved online learning

As the coronavirus pandemic shows little signs of slowing down, calls are growing for the Los Angeles Unified School District to improve upon a hastily launched system of online learning for the coming academic year. A report compiled by parent advocacy organization Speak Up found the district’s distance-learning program has been “inconsistent at best and discriminatory at worst.” The report added that live online instruction, mandatory grades and consistent scheduling are critical to online sch...
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Hundreds of protesters march, urge cutting LAUSD school police department

UTLA board member Cecily Myart-Cruz speaks to protestors at the LAUSD headquarters in Los Angeles asking to de-fund the LAUSD school police Monday, June 16, 2020. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) UTLA board member Cecily Myart-Cruz speaks to protestors at the LAUSD headquarters in Los Angeles asking to de-fund the LAUSD school police Monday, June 16, 2020. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Sound The gallery will resume in seconds About ...
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LA Unified chief calls to end school police use of pepper spray and policy allowing chokeholds

Los Angeles Unified Superintendent Austin Beutner said Monday, June 15 that he will recommend the district’s school board eliminate school police officers’ use of pepper spray and policies allowing carotid choke holds before the next academic year. He also tapped a small group of community members to help conduct a budget review of the Los Angeles school police, “to look at what is needed to keep schools safe as well as what students need to feel free from stigma,” and present concrete changes t...
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Graduation: LAUSD TV special honors 28,000 graduates around the district

Honoring 28,000 graduates left without traditional graduation pomp and circumstance amid the coronavirus pandemic, LAUSD has created an hour-long TV special, “Los Angeles Unified Celebrates the Class of 2020.” The show will air at 6 p.m. Monday, June 15, on lausd.net and KLCS-TV.   The show includes: Superintendent Austin Beutner Members of LAUSD’s Board of Education Student board member Frances Suavillo Gov. Gavin Newsom Sen. Kamala Harris TV host/comedian Ellen DeGeneres Rapper Lil Jon a...
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L.A. County school districts’ hybrid learning plans align with state guidelines

Los Angeles County school district plans for the next academic year appear to fall within new guidelines released by California education officials on Monday, June 8, which anticipated that at least some students will continue to learn from home amid the ongoing pandemic. The “Stronger Together: A Guidebook for the Safe Reopening of California’s Public Schools” guide is intended to serve as a guide for discussion on reopening schools for the 2020-21 academic year, decisions for which will be mad...
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One-way hallways, staggered restroom breaks: L.A. County releases school opening guidelines

A framework for reopening schools released Wednesday, May 27 by the Los Angeles County Department of Education reveals potentially stark changes to the traditional school day for some 2 million students and their families. The 2020-21 school year redesigned for the pandemic could include: Classroom limits of 16 students Staggered restroom and playground use One-way hallways Cloth face coverings mandatory for all Isolation rooms and emergency plans if students or staff members become ill These ...
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Coronavirus economy could cost LAUSD $500 million

The coronavirus economy will deliver a $507 million hit for Los Angeles Unified’s coming academic year, officials said on Tuesday, May 19, at the district’s first board meeting since the outbreak forced campuses to shutter. District Chief Financial Officer David Hart offered the grim post-pandemic budget projections for the nation’s second largest school district, which he said was already operating with a structural deficit and facing declining enrollment. According to his projection, L.A. Unif...
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Coronavirus: Nearly all LAUSD students are now learning online, says district superintendent

Nearly every public school student in Los Angeles is participating in online learning, said L.A. Unified Superintendent Austin Beutner almost two months since schools closed for the coronavirus and nearing the academic year’s end. District officials said virtual summer school, which is open for any student wishing to attend, is slated to begin June 24. The district is also working on creating more online learning plans for students with disabilities. District leaders are also bracing for a histo...
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Remote learning is that much harder for LA County special education students

Since California announced the closure of public schools more than a month ago, the process of moving to remote learning has been vexing for both parents and educators –  but particularly those of children with disabilities. Despite the threat of litigation and the myriad challenges of translating special education services to virtual platforms, many Los Angeles County school districts have carried on implementing distance learning for all students. “To not provide any education because we’re wo...
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Coronavirus: LAUSD to start new school year in August, but whether classrooms reopen remains uncertain

The next academic year for Los Angeles public school students will begin mid-August — after two months of virtual summer school — but whether the fall begins online or in physical classrooms remains unclear, L.A. school district officials said Monday, May 4. Open enrollment summer session will begin in mid-June, said Superintendent Austin Beutner during his weekly update  launched after schools were forced to shutter for the coronavirus pandemic. “The 2020-21 school year starts on August 18,” sa...
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What will replace traditional grad ceremonies lost to the pandemic? LA area schools are working it out

Frances Suavillo knows the feelings of disappointment among the Class of 2020 well. She’s been tasked with surveying high school seniors on their alternative graduation preferences as the student representative on the Los Angeles Unified school board. She’s also the first member of her family to graduate high school in the U.S., one who won’t get the opportunity to celebrate all her academic accomplishments that led to an acceptance to Stanford University this fall. “Oh it’s been absolutely hear...
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Widespread testing, contract tracing is needed to reopen LA schools, says superintendent

The nation’s second-largest school district will not reopen campuses without widespread coronavirus testing and contract tracing for students and employees, Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent Austin Beutner said on Monday, April 27. The edict came six weeks after the district closed all of its nearly 600 schools and launched remote learning and food aid distribution in hopes of thwarting the spread of COVID-19, alongside stay-at-home orders and business shutdowns. “We closed scho...
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As food lines grow, L.A. Unified marks 10 million meals served to families amid coronavirus closures

At least 10 million meals have been distributed to children and adults in need of assistance in the wake of school closures amid the coronavirus pandemic, Los Angeles Unified School District officials said Monday, April 20. The milestone comes five weeks after campuses shuttered. As reports show unprecedented numbers of job losses amid L.A. stay-at-home orders and business shutdowns, lines continue to grow at the district’s dozens of “Grab and Go” meal sites. At San Fernando High School on Monda...
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Amid coronavirus, UTLA’s push against L.A. charter school co-locations is staying its course

Amid unprecedented school upheaval during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Los Angeles teacher’s union fight against campus-sharing agreements between charter and district schools stayed firmly on course to the outcry of charter advocates. The ongoing pressure campaign was on display in a socially-distanced demonstration at Shirley Elementary in Reseda on Tuesday morning, April 14, as teachers in masks stood six feet apart and protested a plan to open a new privately operated public school on their ca...
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Amid coronavirus, UTLA push against L.A. charter school co-locations is staying course

Amid unprecedented school upheaval during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Los Angeles teacher’s union fight against campus-sharing agreements between charter and district schools stayed firmly on course to the outcry of charter advocates. The ongoing pressure campaign was on display in a socially-distanced demonstration at Shirley Elementary in Reseda on Tuesday morning, April 14, as teachers in masks stood six feet apart and protested a plan to open a new privately operated public school on their ca...
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LA school campuses will remain shuttered for entire school year, says Superintendent

Los Angeles public school campuses will remain closed for the remainder of the school year and students will learn remotely through summer school, L.A. Unified officials said Monday, April 13. Superintendent Austin Beutner made the announcement in a live-streamed COVID-19 update from his home on the first day back from spring break, where he discussed virtual graduations, grades and a distance learning agreement with United Teachers Los Angeles. The move came weeks after recommendations to close...
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LA school campuses will remain shuttered for remainder of school year, says Superintendent Beutner

Los Angeles public school campuses will remain shuttered for the remainder of the school year and students will learn remotely through summer school, amid the ongoing novel coronavirus epidemic, L.A. Unified officials said Monday, April 13. Superintendent Austin Beutner made the announcement in a livestreamed coronavirus update from his home, where he also discussed graduations, grades and an agreement outlining terms of distance learning with teachers union United Teachers Los Angeles. “It’s be...
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Essential work, layoffs and a cancer diagnosis: LA families juggle remote school with COVID-19

In the northeast San Fernando Valley, three families are keeping in close touch with one kindergarten teacher as they navigate lives upended by the coronavirus pandemic. They are drug store workers, a hospital receptionist, a laid off mechanic and a landscaper. With schools shuttered for a month, they are juggling kids with schoolwork to do at home alongside sometimes grueling work schedules of their own and, in one case, a cancer diagnosis. Their circumstances typify that of many families in Lo...
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Teachers union, LAUSD agree on distance-learning pact amid coronavirus closures

Officials at the Los Angeles Unified School District said Thursday, April 9, that a labor agreement was reached with the United Teachers Los Angeles union on terms of remote schooling amid closures for the COVID-19 pandemic. Under the agreement teachers will be able to create their own work schedules and not be required to teach classes using live video conferencing platforms, key demands made by UTLA President Alex Caputo-Pearl ahead of negotiations that began last Thursday. The deal will “prov...
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Supt. Austin Beutner said more LAUSD students are online, though gaps remain as spring break begins

About 74% of nearly 500,000 K-12 students at Los Angeles public schools have access to technology and have logged on to distance learning platforms — including 96% of high school students — according to the L.A. Unified School District officials. LAUSD Superintendent Austin Beutner shared the charted figures on Monday, April 6, in a distance-learning update, three weeks after he closed school campuses amid the worsening coronavirus epidemic. The numbers reflected progress at the start of a week-...
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LAUSD struggles to reach significant number of students online, many of them homeless

Out of some 120,000 students at Los Angeles public high schools, about one-third have not logged into online instruction every day and 15,000 have been entirely absent from all online learning, according to the L.A. Unified School District officials On Monday, LAUSD Supt. Austin Beutner shared the figures in a distance learning update two weeks after he decided to close school campuses amid the worsening coronavirus epidemic. The numbers, he said, reflects the district’s most vulnerable students...
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With distance learning off to a wobbly start, LAUSD calls out for help

In homes across Los Angeles, the new coronavirus pandemic has many parents clambering to facilitate home learning for their children while they balance work or newfound unemployment, but it hasn’t been smooth-going. Just days after teachers were directed to send students home with two weeks of schoolwork, some are asking for patience from families as they help students log in to learning management platforms or crack video conferencing tools. LAUSD employees Kimberly Alegria, Marcela Navarre...
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During coronavirus school closures, distance learning may only exacerbate academic inequities

When LAUSD parent Brande Huntamer LaHaye heard about the remote instruction schedule  during campus closures spurred by the coronavirus pandemic for her best friend’s daughter, a student at Notre Dame High in Sherman Oaks, she couldn’t help but compare notes. The private school student reports to her online classroom by 8:30 a.m. and works through the afternoon, even scheduling bathroom breaks. Huntamer LaHaye’s children at Walter Reed Middle School in North Hollywood, meanwhile, are struggling ...
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LAUSD families pick up some solace in ‘grab n go’ meals amid coronavirus school shutdown

They are families with just one working parent, a special-needs child at home, or a pantry that needs stocking during school shutdowns thanks to the novel coronavirus pandemic. On Tuesday morning, they all rolled up in minivans and Corollas to receive a breakfast and lunch for every child or adult who asked, courtesy of the Los Angeles Unified School District at Van Nuys High School, one of the 60 “Grab n’ Go” centers across the 700-mile district. The food distribution will become a daily ritual...
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Newsom says schools likely to be closed for the rest of the school year for coronavirus

Public schools across California are likely to be closed for the remainder of the school year in response to increasing spread of coronavirus, Gov. Gavin Newsom said in a news conference Thursday afternoon. “I would plan and assume it is unlikely that many of these schools, few if any, will open before the summer break,” said Newsom, a father of four. “I don’t want to mislead you, to six-plus million kids in our system and their families, they need to make some plans at a time when a lot of plan...
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