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Castro named California State University chancellor, first person of color to hold post

LONG BEACH >> The first-ever California native and Mexican-American to lead the system, Joseph I. Castro will serve as the eighth chancellor for California State universities starting Jan. 4. Castro, 53, was appointed by the CSU Board of Trustees on Wednesday, Sept. 23. He succeeds Timothy P. White, who is retiring after holding the position since 2012. Dr. Timothy White, retiring California State University chancellor. (AP Photo/Nick Ut) Castro, the first person of color to hold the top CSU...
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Coronavirus hospitalizations continue to drop in LA County

Twenty-two more coronavirus-related deaths were confirmed on Friday, Sept. 18, by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, while hospitalizations due to the virus continued to drop. “I appreciate the diligent efforts everyone is making to slow the spread of COVID-19 and am grateful that daily hospitalizations and deaths have continued to decline,” county public health director Barbara Ferrer said in a statement. “This decline didn’t happen by chance — this happened because individuals...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, California, Cdc, Government, Sport, Soccer, Long Beach, Community, Pasadena, CSU, Ferrer, LA County, Barbara Ferrer


Schools May Be Impacted If County Sees Renewed Coronavirus Restrictions

SACRAMENTO (AP) — California schools that haven’t resumed in-person instruction will not be allowed to do so if the counties where they are located are moved to a more restrictive tier due to rising coronavirus cases, state officials said. The state’s Department of Public Health said late Thursday K-12 schools can reopen in a county once it has been moved out of the most restrictive purple tier — which signals widespread virus transmission — for two weeks. But if schools haven’t resumed in-class...
Tags: Education, California, California News, Sacramento, Ap, San Diego County, Gavin Newsom, Department of Public Health, San Diego State University, Paul Gothold, Coronavirus


Google doodle honors Orange County’s Felicitas Mendez

Google’s logo doodle on Tuesday honors an Orange County woman who helped lead the fight to end segregation in California schools. In the drawing that appeared on Google’s homepage Sept. 15, a smiling Felicitas Mendez is shown watching a crowd of happy children of all races walk into a school. Her three children, led by her husband Gonzalo, are among them. That image would have been pure fantasy in the early 1940s, when her children were barred from entering a “white” school in Westminster becaus...
Tags: Google, News, Education, California, Sport, Soccer, United States, Westminster, Orange County, Sylvia, Fullerton, Geronimo, Gonzalo, Mendez, Hispanic Heritage Month, Hoover Street


Kid chef picked to host online cooking show

Some people are born to be cooks. That’s most likely the case of a 10-year-old girl from Beverly Hills who will be featured in a cooking video that airs on Wednesday for the start of the Jewish holidays this week. Liora Kemell, a fifth-grader at Horace Mann Elementary School, aced out 34 other kids her age and was chosen to host three Nibble & Nosh episodes on Kosher.com that offer kid-friendly recipes created and shared by other kid chefs. “I bake challah with my grandmother every Friday and so...
Tags: Health, Food, Cooking, News, Education, California, Religion, Recommended, Sport, Soccer, Beverly Hills, Community, North America, Rosh Hashanah, PJ Library, Liora


LAUSD rolls out coronavirus testing, contact tracing program

LAUSD Superintendent Austin Beutner speaks to the media during a press conference held at Harry Bridges Span School in Wilmington on Monday, September 14, 2020. Following months of planning and preparation and weeks of trial testing, LAUSD has launched its COVID-19 testing program for students and staff with results in less than 24 hours so.(Photo by Brittany Murray, Press-Telegram/SCNG) LAUSD Superintendent Austin Beutner takes a COVID-19 test prior to speaking at a press conference held at ...
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Judge blocks Culver City gymnastics school’s indoor sessions

A judge has issued a temporary restraining order against a Culver City gymnastics school and its owner, who have been accused of holding indoor classes and activities in violation of a local order aimed at limiting the spread of the coronavirus. Santa Monica Superior Court Judge Mark A. Young on Thursday granted a request by the city of Culver City for the TRO, which was brought in connection with a lawsuit the city filed Sept. 1 against the Los Angeles School of Gymnastics on Higuera Street and...
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CSU system to start spring semester with primarily online learning

The California State University system will continue with distance learning for the Spring semester, which begins in January, because of the uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus pandemic, Chancellor Timothy P. White said in a statement Thursday afternoon, Sept. 10. “After extensive consultation with campus presidents and other stakeholders, and careful consideration of a multitude of factors, regarding the pandemic and its consequences, as well as other matters impacting the university and it...
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State Education Leaders Discuss School Reopening Guidance

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California Supreme Court denies O.C. Board of Education petition to reopen campuses

The Orange County Board of Education’s bid to force California to re-open school campuses for in-person learning ended Wednesday when the California Supreme Court refused to hear the case. Board of Education President Ken Williams expressed disappointment with the ruling. “I am sorry that the state Supreme Court did not view that Governor Newsom has abused his emergency powers that are given to governors under a real healthcare crisis. Our families and children are suffering from not going to sc...
Tags: Health, Politics, News, Supreme Court, Education, California, California News, Sport, Soccer, California Supreme Court, Ken Williams, Gavin Newsom, Anaheim, Board of Education, Costa Mesa, California Department of Public Health


How Southern California families are making distance learning work

It’s been almost six months since Southern California students left their classrooms due to the coronavirus pandemic. And many haven’t been back yet. Instead, they’re again doing “distance learning,” taking classes and doing homework from home. It hasn’t always been easy for millions of families in Southern California. So we asked readers how they were making it work. What clever ideas had they created to make learning from home — often alongside parents working from home — more successful? Here...
Tags: News, Education, California, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Pasadena, Chromebooks, Arcadia, Southern California, Ontario, Riverside, Dyer, Fontana, Inland Empire, Redlands


The 10 US states with the lowest salaries for public school teachers

Grant Halverson/Getty Images Salaries for New York and California teachers in public elementary and secondary schools are two of the highest salaries for this occupation in the US, according to 2018-2019 data from the National Center for Education Statistics. But there are quite a few states that make low pay relative to other states and DC.  In the 2018-2019 school year, teachers in Mississippi made an average of $45,574, the lowest average annual salary for public school teachers nation...
Tags: Utah, Florida, New York, Mississippi, Education, California, Washington Post, US, Trends, Strategy, Features, Dc, Teacher, Rick Bowmer, State, Salt Lake Tribune


Coronavirus: LA city park centers re-open as learning centers for elementary, middle-schoolers

LA City Council President Nury Martinez and the Department of Recreation and Parks (RAP) launched the Safer at Parks Alternative Learning Centers and After School Program Thursday morning. September 3, 2020, in Van Nuys to give low-income families and students relief with childcare and studying assistance during COVID-19. Martinez and AP Diaz, Chief of Staff at Recreation and Parks joined parents and students as they arrived to the program at Delano Recreation Center. (Photo by Dean Musgrove...
Tags: Health, News, Education, California, La, Government, Sport, Soccer, Community, Disneyland, Parks, Martinez, LA County, Van Nuys, LA City Council, Carla Nelson


Woodland Christian School Reopens To Elementary Students Under County Waiver Process

WOODLAND (CBS13) — As many schools battle with distance learning, others are applying for waivers that allow them to open for in-person instruction. It’s an exception built into the governor’s reopening plan. On Thursday, Woodland Christian School managed to meet the requirements. The school will open for kindergarten through sixth grade next week with a waiver from the county. This waiver is available to both public and private schools. Since Yolo County has been on the state’s watchlist since ...
Tags: News, Education, California, Local, Syndicated Local, Sacramento County, Yolo County, Woodland, Diehl, Learning Curve, Woodland News, Coronavirus, Coronavirus Education, Matt Diehl, Woodland Christian School, Woodland Christian School Diehl


Woodland School First In Yolo County Approved For Waiver To Reopen In-Person Instruction

WOODLAND (CBS13) – Woodland Christian School is the first elementary school in Yolo County approved by the state and public health officials to reopen in-person instruction, the county announced on Thursday. Under state guidance issued by Gov. Gavin Newsom in July, public and private schools within counties on California’s coronavirus watchlist would not be allowed to offer in-person classes until their particular county was off of the watchlist for at least 14 days. Yolo County said in a news r...
Tags: News, Education, California, Local, Syndicated Local, Yolo County, Gavin Newsom, Woodland News, Coronavirus, Coronavirus Education, Woodland Christian School, Public Health Officer Since Yolo County


The US colleges and universities with the most coronavirus cases since the pandemic began

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Masks and disinfectant for schools will no longer be paid for by FEMA, which says they're not a 'direct emergency protective measure'

FILE - In this Oct. 5, 2017 file photo, Department of Homeland Security personnel deliver supplies to Santa Ana community residents in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria in Guayama, Puerto Rico. A government watchdog has found the Federal Emergency Management Agency wrongly released to a contractor the personal information of 2.3 million survivors of hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria and the California wildfires in 2017. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti, File) As of September 15, FEMA will no longer ...
Tags: Politics, News, Education, California, White House, Trends, Cnn, Fema, Schools, Npr, Department Of Homeland Security, Maria, Federal Emergency Management Agency, HHS, Santa Ana, Department of Health and Human Services


University of California must stop all use of SAT and ACT in admissions, judge orders

By Michael Burke, EdSource University of California must suspend all use of SAT and ACT scores in admissions, a judge ruled, siding with attorneys representing students with disabilities who argued those students have not been able to access the tests during the coronavirus pandemic. The ruling affects six of UC’s nine undergraduate campuses that have gone test-optional, giving students the choice of whether to submit their test scores when they apply. “There’s never been such a thing as a level...
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LAUSD enrollment down, mostly in kindergarten

Average daily attendance and overall enrollment in Los Angeles Unified School District were down slightly in the first week of distance-learning compared to years past, the district reported Monday, Aug. 31. Some of the decline was expected, but was worsened by the novel coronavirus pandemic, Superintendent Austin Beutner said during his weekly briefing. The percentage of students who attended online classes was down roughly 3.4% compared to the first seven days of classes last year, Beutner sai...
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LA County continues to report falling coronavirus numbers

Los Angeles County reported 1,030 new cases of COVID-19 and 10 additional deaths on Sunday, Aug. 30, bringing the county’s totals to 240,749 cases and 5,769 fatalities. Both daily numbers are lower than they’ve been for July and most of August. The number of people hospitalized with the coronavirus also continues to steadily decline, dropping from 1,116 Saturday to 1,089 Sunday — well below last month, when the number regularly topped 2,000. Of the hospitalized patients in Los Angeles County, 32...
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LA County warns of growing coronavirus threat to children

Los Angeles County health officials warned again today that the coronavirus can infect children as easily as it can adults, while also reporting three additional local cases of a pediatric inflammatory syndrome linked to COVID-19 infections. “Over 21,000 COVID-19 cases have occurred in children aged 0 to 17 years old,” county public health director Barbara Ferrer said in a statement. “COVID-19 spreads among children the same way it spreads among adults —exposure to symptomatic or asymptomatic pe...
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LA County reports 38 more coronavirus deaths, 1,636 new cases

Another 38 deaths due to the coronavirus were reported in Los Angeles County on Thursday, Aug. 27, while health officials again urged people participating in protests to take precautions against spreading the virus. The 38 deaths lifted the countywide total number of fatalities during the pandemic to 5,701. County officials also announced another 1,636 new cases of the virus. In addition, Pasadena reported 11 new cases, for a total of 2,331, but did not add any deaths to its total of 111, its 22...
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University of California campuses to phase out single-use plastics, including cups and water bottles

While some efforts to restrict the use of single-use plastics have been stalled by the pandemic, the University of California has announced an aggressive policy to phase out such waste at its 10 campuses and five medical centers. The plan calls for an end to the use of plastic bags at UC retail and food establishments by January, an end to plastic straws and utensils by next July, and a switch to reusable plates, cups and food containers by July 2022. The sale and distribution of plastic beverag...
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LAUSD board votes to make Ethnic Studies a graduation requirement by 2023-24

The Los Angeles Unified School District’s board approved plans on Tuesday afternoon, Aug. 25, to make completion of an Ethnic Studies class a high school graduation requirement by the 2023-24 school year. The vote was unanimous, 7-0. The resolution, introduced by board member Kelly Gonez, requires: That LAUSD superintendent and administrators provide support to educators to integrate Ethnic Studies into the Pre-K-8 curriculum; Each school to offer an Ethnic Studies course by 2022-23; and That e...
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At a Sylmar teacher’s maternity room, school is in session

A room at the maternity ward at Providence Holy Cross Medical Center in Mission Hills is full of the sound of third-graders’ voices. They’re echoing from the speakers in Janet Udomratsak’s laptop. “I’m not finished yet,” says a forlorn but honest voice, clearly in the middle of deep thought on the issue of “3 x 4.” Rows. Arrays. Columns. Answer… Computing….. Computing… and the chats start coming in. A collective answer. A collective “12.” And with that, a small victory for Udomratsak. “Good job!...
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California OKs School Return For Kids With Special Needs

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — More California children with specialized needs, such as students with disabilities or those who are homeless, will be allowed back in classrooms even as most schools remain shut for in-person learning under new state guidance released Tuesday. Schools in most counties are closed for in-person learning because of the coronavirus. But the new guidance would allow the return to school for some children in grades K-12 in groups of up to 14 students. The limited return to s...
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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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The New Normal: Student Packs ‘Quarantine Backpack’ As She Heads To College

ELK GROVE (CBS13) — Sending your child off to college has likely never been more nerve-racking than it is during this pandemic. There are now more questions and concerns regarding choosing the right college. Brooklyn Lewis is preparing to leave Elk Grove for Loyola University in New Orleans, but her bags aren’t filled with the usual things for college. Her school asked each student to fill a backpack with things they’d need just in case they suddenly had to quarantine. “I don’t know if a lot of ...
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To bridge ‘homework gap,’ LA parks facilities could serve as childcare, ‘learning centers’

Los Angeles parks facilities could soon look more like classrooms under a proposed program to convert 50 recreational centers in low-income neighborhoods into alternative learning and after-school centers for middle-school students. The program, which needs the approval of the Los Angeles City Council, comes as the Los Angeles Unified School District’s online classes have begun, forcing many parents to face the challenge of balancing work and finding adequate care and supervision for their child...
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Schools Close In California County After Virus List Issue

UKIAH, Calif. (AP) — Schools in one California county were forced to close this week when state officials said their coronavirus cases had been higher than previously reported, and several hundred students were sent home from class, officials said Friday. Michelle Hutchins, superintendent of schools in Mendocino County, said she learned this week the county had been placed on a state monitoring list for coronavirus infections with a date retroactive to July 25, and that as a result schools shoul...
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