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L.A. County allocates 11% of coronavirus vaccines to teachers – as new LAUSD mega-clinic launches

Of the nearly 270,000 coronavirus vaccine doses that Los Angeles County officials plan to administer next week, just over 31,000 — or 11% — will go to vaccinate educators, including those in the mammoth L.A. Unified School District. After second doses for those already with appointments are accounted for, the county will have about 100,000 doses for first-time recipients next week as nearly 1.8 million more people become eligible for inoculations on Monday, March 1. L.A. Unified will open one of...
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L.A. County allocates 11% of coronavirus vaccines to teachers as LAUSD mega-clinic launches Monday

Of the nearly 270,000 coronavirus vaccine doses that Los Angeles County officials plan to administer next week, just over 31,000 — or 11% — will go to vaccinate educators, including those in the mammoth L.A. Unified School District. After second doses for those already with appointments are accounted for, the county will have about 100,000 doses for first-time recipients next week as nearly 1.8 million more people become eligible for inoculations on Monday, March 1. L.A. Unified will open one of...
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LAUSD parents want special ed teachers – especially those eligible for vaccines – back on campus

In the ongoing debate over how soon educators should return to in-person work, some Los Angeles Unified parents are fuming over the revelation that certain employees who work with special education students have been eligible for COVID-19 vaccinations since January but have yet to provide in-person services to some of the district’s most vulnerable students. Generally speaking, those who work in schools won’t have access to the vaccines until next week under L.A. County’s priority system, but so...
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LAUSD superintendent believes April 9 reopening still feasible for elementary schools

Los Angeles Unified schools Superintendent Austin Beutner on Monday, Feb. 22, doubled down on his challenge to elected officials to get elementary campuses in the nation’s second-largest school district up and running by April 9, insisting it can be done if vaccines are prioritized for school employees. And in anticipation that a more general school reopening can occur by then, the district will resume providing child care, one-one-one and small group instruction, special education services and ...
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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...
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LAUSD officials call for vaccines to be prioritized for school employees

Prioritizing school employees for vaccines was the theme of the day on Wednesday, Feb. 17, as Los Angeles Unified School District officials and representatives from some of their labor employee groups gathered at the Roybal Learning Center near downtown LA to mark the opening of the district’s first vaccination center. District officials also used the occasion to announce plans to run a second, much larger vaccination center at SoFi Stadium, in partnership with the Los Angeles Rams, Hollywood Pa...
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LA County: More coronavirus vaccination appointments available this week

Los Angeles County officials said Sunday, Jan. 24, that appointments are available this week at the county’s five large coronavirus vaccination centers at Magic Mountain, the Pomona Fairplex, Cal State Northridge, the Forum in Inglewood and the County Office of Education in Downey. Appointments can be booked at www.publichealth.lacounty.gov/media/Coronavirus/vaccine/index.htm. Residents who receive their first dose of the vaccine at a county-run large capacity vaccination site will be provided t...
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5 vaccination mega-centers open in L.A. County today – but are there enough doses to stock them?

Fueled by an increasingly uncertain supply of much-coveted coronavirus vaccines, Los Angeles County aimed to roll out five new large-scale vaccination centers, all at high-profile settings around the region, on Tuesday, Jan. 19. The array of new vaccination centers will be in addition to the giant parking-lot clinic at Dodger Stadium — perhaps the largest vaccination site in the nation — and 75 smaller sites the county is already operating. Though all the sites are quite recognizable to Southlan...
Tags: Health, News, Education, California, Washington, Government, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, San Diego, Community, San Diego County, Eric Garcetti, Valencia


Coronavirus hospitalizations in L.A. County again soar past 2,000; new cases top 5,000

New coronavirus cases in Los Angeles County again topped 5,000 on Sunday, Nov. 29, and hospitalizations climbed over 2,000 as the surge continues to alarm officials and new restrictions arrive on Monday. Health officials reported 5,014 new cases and 16 new deaths on Sunday, lifting those totals to 395,843 cases and 7,639 deaths, respectively, since the pandemic arrived. Sunday’s death number reflected a holiday weekend reporting lag. Related: Monday’s new LA County restrictions at a glance.  The...
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LA, Orange County schools receive National Blue Ribbon honors

Nine schools in Los Angeles County and five in Orange County were named National Blue Ribbon Schools on Thursday, Sept. 24, an honor bestowed on campuses based on their overall academic achievement or success in closing achievement gaps among group of students. The U.S. Department of Education recognized nearly 370 schools nationally, including 36 in California. The honor “affirms the hard work of educators, families and communities in creating safe and welcoming schools where students master ch...
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Pandemic glossary: Terms that became part of our daily dialogue in the past 6 months

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the lives of millions of Americans, and reshaped our vocabulary along the way. Here are a few words and phrases you may not have known before the outbreak arrived in Southern California in March, but have become part of daily conversation since: This illustration provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in January 2020 shows the 2019 novel coronavirus. (CDC via AP) Coronavirus: It’s not just the disease that we first caught wind of in new...
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Torrance protesters work out in support of woman who endured racial tirade while exercising

About 100 black-clad protesters held an early-morning workout at Wilson Park on Friday, June 12, the day after a video went viral on Twitter that showed a white woman cursing and screaming racial epithets at a woman who identified herself as Filipino-American as she filmed her exercise routine. The incident occurred at steps leading to the bandstand not far from the ball field at the park. After Friday’s protest, some participants performed the same exercise routine that the victim of the tirade...
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LBUSD magnet, Anaheim Union academy Nos. 1 and 2 statewide, 2020 high school rankings say

Southern California has two of the top 20 high schools in the nation and five of the top 10 in California – including the three best – according to a report released late Monday night, April 20. The California Academy of Mathematics and Sciences, a Long Beach Unified magnet school in Carson, came in 11th nationally in U.S. News & World Report’s 2020 rankings. CAMS, on the Cal State Dominguez Hills campus, also ranked as the seventh best magnet school in the U.S. Cypress’ Oxford Academy, a regula...
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As UC, Cal State seek new chiefs, here are wish lists

By Patricia Mello, CAL matters UC Merced student Edwin Reyes saw the cars rolling in with visitors for a town hall meeting on the hiring of a new University of California president. As part of his on-campus job in the transportation department, he even helped prepare for the event. But Reyes confessed that until the Jan. 31 meeting, he wasn’t sure what UC’s president actually does. “I wasn’t too aware that there’s a president, a chancellor, there are higher-ups and their decisions impact us,” sa...
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Graduation 2019: Thrown off course by the Vietnam War, Huntington Beach veteran finishes college at 71

  Graduate Joe Taylor at Cal State Dominguez Hills in Carson, CA, on Wednesday, May 22, 2019. Taylor graduated with a bachelorÕs degree in business administration. The Huntington Beach resident had something to prove to himself, and a promise to fulfill to his twin 19-year-old granddaughters. A decorated Navy combat veteran, Taylor had been on the college track when he returned from the Vietnam War in 1972. However, the psychological effects of the war and the need to support his growing famil...
Tags: News, Education, Navy, Sport, Soccer, Graduation, Venice, Taylor, Huntington Beach, Inglewood, Torrance, Orange County Register, Richard Taylor, Hollywood Park Racetrack, Carson CA, El Camino College


LAUSD is ‘living off reserves’ and running out of time to get its finances in order, says county, state

By Laura Greanias | LA School Report LA Unified board members were jolted last month when a top county official showed up unannounced to say, you’re spending more money than you make and the savings you’ve been living off of are about to run out. It got worse this Tuesday, when she came back and brought a top state official with the same message. “Yes, my presence is indicative that this is serious,” said Nick Schweizer, deputy superintendent of public instruction for the California Department o...
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Shirley Ford, passionate Los Angeles education advocate and co-founder of Parent Revolution, dies at 69

From LA School Report   Shirley Ford, 69, a Los Angeles mother who helped pass California’s landmark “parent trigger” legislation and made an indelible mark in the national movement for high-quality schools for underserved communities, died Sunday after battling cancer, eliciting an outpouring of tributes in California and throughout the country. Ford’s dogged search for good schools for her two boys was the beginning of her fight for educational justice, ensuring that all families — no matter t...
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