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LAUSD opens first of 25 school-based vaccination sites

LA Unified School District Superintendent Austin Beutner is joined by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to announce a program with St. John’s Medical Center to provide free COVID vaccinations to families at LAUSD school sites during a press conference at George Washington Preparatory Senior High School in South Los Angeles on Wednesday April 7, 2021. (Photo by Axel Koester, Contributing Photographer) Ivette and David Giron, and their children Anthony, 7, and Madelyne, 5, appear with LA Unified School Distr...
Tags: News, Education, Los Angeles, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Lausd, Biden, Anthony, Burbank, South Los Angeles, Kareem Abdul Jabbar, Los Angeles Unified School District, Austin Beutner, Beutner, CDPH


Fueled by surplus Johnson & Johnson vaccine, Cal State LA site has ‘immediate appointments’ available

With relatively few vaccine appointments slots being filled, state and federal officials are putting out the call to any eligible person to sign up for “immediate appointments” to get vaccinated against COVID-19 at the mammoth Cal State LA site. The call comes just days before the Federal Emergency Management Agency and California’s Office of Emergency Services cease control of the site, which next week will transition to the city of L.A. to operate. “We’re light on appointments for the next sev...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, Colorado, California, Kaiser Permanente, La, Government, Sport, Joe Biden, Public Health, Soccer, Fema, Community, Pfizer


Biden's campaign made 2 promises on canceling student debt. He hasn't done either.

President Joe Biden. Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images Biden made campaign promises to cancel $10,000 in student debt per person and forgive debt for students from HBCUs and public colleges. As president, he has not yet followed through on either promise. The DOE has already canceled debt for defrauded borrowers and borrowers with disabilities. See more stories on Insider's business page. So far, President Joe Biden's Department of Education has acted to address the $1.7 trillion st...
Tags: Education, Washington, Senate, White House, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, Warren, Department Of Justice, Biden, DOE, Vermont, Justice Department, Department Of Education, Sanders, Sen Bernie Sanders


LAUSD, UTLA reach tentative agreement to provide special services, union announces

The Los Angeles Unified School District and United Teachers Los Angeles have struck a tentative deal to provide special education services and other “special services” to students during hybrid learning, according to the teachers union. The tentative agreement, which will be voted on this week by affected UTLA members, pertains to services performed by special education providers, resource specialists, school nurses, psychiatric social workers, attendance and secondary counselors, librarians and...
Tags: News, Education, US, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Biden, LA County, UTLA, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories Breeze, Top Stories LBPT, LAUSD UTLA, Coronavirus, Coronavirus Vaccine


LA’s Roman Catholic schools faced challenges; the pandemic helped shut six of them down

Blessed Sacrament School in Hollywood, seen on Monday, April 5, 2021, is one of six Catholic elementary schools the Archdiocese of Los Angeles is closing. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Assumption Catholic School in Los Angeles, seen on Monday, April 5, 2021, is one of six Catholic elementary schools the Archdiocese of Los Angeles is closing. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Sound The gallery will resume in seconds St. Ferdinan...
Tags: Hollywood, News, Education, La, Religion, America, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Jesus, Catholic, Lausd, Biden, George W Bush, Santa Barbara, Siena


Poll: Border woes dent Biden approval on immigration

By WILL WEISSERT and HANNAH FINGERHUT | The Associated Press WASHINGTON >> More Americans disapprove than approve of how President Joe Biden is handling the sharply increasing number of unaccompanied migrant children arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border, and approval of his efforts on larger immigration policy falls short of other top issues — suggesting it could be a weak point for the new administration. A new poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research also shows that s...
Tags: Health, Texas, News, Education, Congress, Mexico, Government, Senate, White House, Immigration, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, House, Wisconsin, Biden


Biden asks Education secretary to see if he can legally cancel student debt

President Biden has asked Education Secretary Miguel Cardona to prepare a memo on the president's legal authority to cancel up to...
Tags: Education, Biden, Miguel Cardona


Startups have about $1 trillion worth of reasons to love the Biden infrastructure plan

The sweeping infrastructure package put forward today by President Joe Biden comes with a price tag of roughly $2 trillion (and hefty tax hikes) but gives startups and the broader tech industry about $1 trillion worth of reasons to support it. Tech companies have spent the past decade or more developing innovations that can be applied to old-world industries like agriculture, construction, energy, education, manufacturing and transportation and logistics. These are industries where structural im...
Tags: Energy, TC, Real Estate, Education, Congress, La, White House, Articles, America, Los Angeles, Tech, Supply Chains, Joe Biden, Broadband, Infrastructure, United States


Biden's DOE expands pause on student-debt collection to 1.14 million borrowers with private loans

Barry Winiker/Getty Images The DOE is pausing collections on student loans for all borrowers under the Federal Family Education Loan Program. Biden had extended the pause on federal student loan payments through September, but that didn't apply to privately held loans. This will apply to 1.14 million borrowers who have defaulted on privately held FFEL loans. See more stories on Insider's business page. The Education secretary for the Biden administration, Miguel Cardona, has take...
Tags: Education, Senate, Elizabeth Warren, Trends, Joe Biden, Biden, DOE, Chuck Schumer, FFEL, Cardona, Treasury Offset Program, FFEL Program, Federal Family Education Loan FFEL, Miguel Cardona, Barry Winiker Getty, Ayelet Sheffey


Sunday’s numbers show LA County’s coronavirus growth still on decline

Los Angeles County’s coronavirus numbers continue to fall, with officials reporting 423 new cases of COVID-19 and 20 additional fatalities on Sunday, March 21. The number of county residents hospitalized with the virus continued to decline, dropping from 792 Saturday to 750, with the number of those patients in intensive care declining from 216 to 191, according to state figures. Sunday’s numbers brought the county’s totals to 1,214,178 cases and 22,797 deaths since the pandemic began. The lower...
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LA County coronavirus case rates are dropping among homeless as well

Among those seeing fewer coronavirus infections in Los Angeles County are people experiencing homelessness, according to the L.A. County Department of Public Health on Thursday, March 18. They accounted for 58 new cases this week compared to 620 new cases in late December during the height of the surge. And even the 58 cases represented a bit of an overcount with officials saying all but 10 were cases from previous weeks. Since the pandemic began, public health officials have identified 7,061 CO...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, California, Government, Sport, Soccer, Long Beach, Community, Biden, Pasadena, Los Angeles County, Department of Public Health, Ferrer, LA County


Top state health official gets vaccinated in Baldwin Hills, showcases FEMA pop-up site

Dr. Mark Ghaly, who leads the state’s Health and Human Services Agency, became the latest top state official to get vaccinated publicly on Thursday, March 11, when he received a Johnson & Johnson vaccine dose at a pop-up site in Baldwin Hills. Ghaly said officials chose the location as a way to highlight the work being done to put vaccines into the arms of more Black and Latino residents in areas hardest hit by the pandemic. It was also meant to help persuade those hesitant to receive the vaccin...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, Government, Sport, Soccer, Fema, Pfizer, Lausd, Biden, Sears, Anthony, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Lawson, Johnson Johnson


LAUSD school board ratifies tentative agreement with UTLA to reopen schools

The Los Angeles Unified school board voted Thursday, March 11, to ratify the tentative agreement reached earlier this week with the teachers union to reopen schools. The unanimous vote, which was expected, came a day after school board members and district officials stood alongside leaders from United Teachers Los Angeles in a joint press conference and lauded the deal as an important step toward recovering from the year-long pandemic. UTLA members — which include more than 33,000 teachers, libr...
Tags: News, Education, California, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Biden, District, LA County, Los Angeles Unified, United Teachers Los Angeles, UTLA, Top Stories LADN, Kelly Gonez, Top Stories Breeze, Coronavirus


Glendale elementary schools to resume in-person classes starting March 29

GLENDALE — Public elementary schools in Glendale will begin a phased return to in-person instruction on March 29, as coronavirus rates across Southern California continue to drop. On Tuesday, the Glendale Unified School District’s Board of Education directed district leaders to move forward with its plan for a phased return of elementary students to campuses. Teachers will return to campus on March 23, following the spring break holiday. Students in transitional kindergarten through second grade...
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Biden eyes trashing Trump-era rules that advocates feared would silence sexual assault survivors on college campuses

US Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos speaks as Vice President Mike Pence listens during a White House Coronavirus Task Force press briefing at the US Department of Education July 8, 2020 in Washington, DC. Alex Wong/Getty Images Biden is directing the Education Department to review policies about sexual assault on college campuses. The controversial policies were instituted under Trump by Betsy DeVos. The president will direct the Education Department to determine if the rules mesh with h...
Tags: Post, Politics, Education, Washington Post, Washington, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Biden, Usa Today, Donald Trump, The Washington Post, Department Of Education, Trump, Democratic, Mike Pence


LA County coronavirus vaccine allotment continues to increase

Los Angeles County expects to receive 312,000 vaccine doses next week including 53,700 doses of the highly anticipated Johnson & Johnson vaccine, which only requires one dose. Additional doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine were not expected for several weeks. The allotment coming next week is the biggest since vaccines began flowing into L.A. County in December. This week, the county received 269,000 doses. The week prior it received 211,000 doses in what have been ever-increasing allocations...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, California, Kaiser Permanente, Government, Senate, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, Community, Biden, Ny, Cuomo, Simon


Kevin de Leon helps deliver PPEs at Boyle Heights clinic

LA Councilmember Kevin de Leon speaks during a press conference to announce a massive distribution of personal protective equipment for communities hardest hit by COVID-19 outside the Clinica Romero in Boyle Heights, Thursday, Mar. 4, 2021. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) LA Councilmember Kevin de Leon speaks during a press conference to announce a massive distribution of personal protective equipment for communities hardest hit by COVID-19 outside the Clinica Romero in...
Tags: Health, News, Education, California, Government, Sport, Soccer, Community, Biden, North Carolina, Cuomo, Los Angeles City, LACMA, AP NORC, Kevin de Leon, Los Angeles Daily News


Why student debt will keep rising despite loan-forgiveness programs lawmakers are proposing in Congress

A graduating student wears a money lei, a necklace made of US dollar bills, at the Pasadena City College graduation ceremony, June 14, 2019, in Pasadena, California. ROBYN BECK/AFP via Getty Images US lawmakers are debating student debt-relief proposals, seeking help for people saddled with loans. But the proposals on the table right now are not a comprehensive solution, experts say.  The problem is a cycle of student loan accumulation, and little education about how this debt works. Visit...
Tags: News, Education, Congress, College, Elizabeth Warren, US, Trends, Joe Biden, United States, Higher Education, Tuition Fees, Universities, Student Loan Debt, Biden, Tuition, Lendingtree


Biden administration OKs state request to use Medi-Cal to provide COVID-19 testing for low-income students

California will use Medicaid funding to help pay for coronavirus testing of low-income students, after receiving the OK from President Joe Biden’s administration, Gov. Gavin Newsom’s office announced Wednesday morning, March 3. The announcement comes as Newsom, who will tour a Long Beach vaccination site Wednesday afternoon, continues pushing to assist schools across the state reopen safely. Newsom and the state Legislature recently struck a deal to provide $6.6 billion to do so, money that will...
Tags: News, Education, California, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, Long Beach, Biden, Medicaid, Gavin Newsom, Health And Human Services, Legislature, Centers for Medicare Medicaid Services, Medi Cal, California Department of Health Care Services, Newsom


Areas hardest hit by COVID-19 in LA County are least likely to be vaccinated

In the push to inoculate as many people as possible with a limited supply of coronavirus vaccine, public health officials in Los Angeles County have noticed a disturbing trend they say is indicative of the coronavirus pandemic overall and the health care system in general. Those in communities hit hardest by the coronavirus were now the least likely to be vaccinated, and those disparities fell largely along both economic and racial lines. Among the top 10 communities with the highest rates of co...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, California, Kaiser Permanente, Government, Merck, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Community, Biden, Jack, Patricia, Los Angeles County


LA council overrides mayor’s veto of plan reinvesting LAPD funds into community – with tweaks

The Los Angeles City Council forged ahead Tuesday, March 2, with a plan to invest up to $88.8 million into communities of color, a step aimed at responding to calls to defund the police department and promote racial justice amid last summer’s nationwide protests spurred by the police killings of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor. Last December, Mayor Eric Garcetti vetoed the council’s plans, an unusual step that he said he took because he felt the council’s proposal for how to spend the $88.8 mill...
Tags: Health, Business, Politics, Texas, News, Education, Government, Sport, Soccer, Community, Fox News, Biden, Lapd, Eric Garcetti, Los Angeles City Council, Trump


Newsom’s Vaccine Plan Aims To Reopen California Classrooms

SAN FRANCISCO (AP/CBS13) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Thursday released a new plan outlining how the state will allocate vaccines to education workers in a continued push to reopen more schools for in-person instruction. Newsom announced last week that at least 10% of the state’s vaccines would go to education workers starting in March, which translates to roughly 75,000 dedicated doses a week. The Governor’s Office on Thursday released an overview showing how those vaccines would be distri...
Tags: Health, Politics, Education, California, California News, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Joe Biden, Ap, Union, Silicon Valley, Oakland, Biden, San Diego County, Anthony Fauci, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention


North Hollywood High wins LADWP Science Bowl, advances to national competition

North Hollywood High won the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power’s 29th Annual Science Bowl Regional Competition on Saturday, Feb. 20, this year held virtually for the first time amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Each member of the North Hollywood High team will receive a $1,000 Hitachi Scholarship, according to a LADWP statement. Their school’s science department gets $3,000 from LADWP. The team will compete, along with seven other California schools, in a field of 63 regional qualifiers aiming...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, California, Government, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Community, Lausd, Biden, Hitachi, Los Angeles County, LA County, North Hollywood


Biden wants to go big on the economy but go small on student-debt reform

President Joe Biden participates in a CNN town hall at the Pabst Theater in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, February 16, 2021. SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images President Joe Biden said at his first town hall that he will not cancel $50,000 in student-loan debt. Congress should introduce legislation to cancel the debt, Biden has consistently said. Several leading Democrats believe Biden can act, using powers under the Higher Education Act.  Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Presid...
Tags: Education, Congress, Senate, White House, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, Harvard, Yale, House, Wisconsin, Warren, Biden, Kamala Harris, Penn, Democratic


"First of all, kids don't get the vaccine —get COVID very often... so you're the safest group of people in the whole world, number one."

"Number two, you're not likely to be able to be exposed to something and spread it to mommy or daddy. And it's not likely mommy and daddy are able to spread it to you either. So I wouldn't worry about it, baby. I promise you. But I know it's kind of worrisome. Wait, are you in first grade? Second grade? Oh, you're getting old. Second grade. Well, has your school — have you been in school, honey? No? See, that's — that's kind of a scary thing, too. You don't get to go to school. You don't get to...
Tags: Education, Children, Law, Joe Biden, Anderson Cooper, Biden, Anderson, Don, Cooper, Ann Althouse, Biden rhetoric, Coronavirus, CNN Presidential Town Hall With


Cal State LA hosts first federally supported coronavirus mass vaccine site – with many more to come

A massive COVID-19 vaccination site opened at Cal State Los Angeles on Tuesday, where Gov. Gavin Newsom and a slate of military, federal and local leaders ushered in the first of what is expected to be 100 such sites across the nation — all of them federally supported and state-managed. Newsom declared the sprawling campus maxi-center a significant step toward assuring equity in delivering the vaccines, determinedly placed amid a hot zone for COVID-19 surrounded by multiple densely populated com...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, Colorado, California, La, Government, Sport, Soccer, Fema, Community, Oakland, Biden, Disneyland, Orange County


CDC says it’s safe to reopen schools, even without vaccinating teachers

By COLLIN BINKLEY and MIKE STOBBE | Associated Press The nation’s top public health agency said Friday that in-person schooling can resume safely with masks, social distancing and other strategies, but vaccination of teachers, while important, is not a prerequisite for reopening. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released its long-awaited road map for getting students back to classrooms in the middle of a pandemic. But its guidance is just that — the agency cannot force schools to r...
Tags: Politics, News, Education, California, Cdc, La, White House, Israel, Sport, Joe Biden, Public Health, Soccer, Biden, Disneyland, Donald Trump, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention


LA County leaders seek faster release of FEMA funds to help extend hotel rooms for homeless

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday, Feb. 9, to lobby the federal government to more quickly fund the sheltering people experiencing homelessness in programs such as Project Roomkey — if not provide the funding upfront. The approval of the motion, authored by Supervisors Janice Hahn and Hilda Solis, comes on the heels of the Biden Administration’s announcement last month that the Federal Emergency Management Agency would provide 100% reimbursement, rather than the typical 7...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, Washington, La, Government, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, Fema, Community, Homeless, Biden, Eric Garcetti, Los Angeles City Council


How college 'promise' programs can help boost diversity in community college

College promise programs have been found to increase the number of first-time and full-time students. Peter Cade/Getty Images New analysis shows that programs covering tuition and fees help increase community college enrollment. Partial or full tuition coverage programs can increase the number of Black, Latino, and white students. With the Biden administration's push for debt-free community college, these programs will likely expand. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories....
Tags: Education, Opinion, Trends, Strategy, Higher Education, Biden, Nordic, Florida International University, Community College, GRE, Contributor, The Conversation US, The Conversation, Amy Li, Contributor 2019, Peter Cade Getty


Court pauses Oak Glen apple farm owner’s second lawsuit against educators

A federal judge has paused proceedings in a second lawsuit against school districts that canceled field trips following Oak Glen apple farm co-owner James Riley’s social media posts that some called “offensive” and “misogynistic.” In July 2020, U.S. District Court Judge Jesus G. Bernal struck down Riley’s first lawsuit against Claremont Unified School District, but Riley appealed. The second lawsuit was filed Aug. 27, 2020, against officials at Azusa, Bonita, Burbank, Corona-Norco, Culver City, ...
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