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Community groups join LAUSD-led campaign to speak out about Newsom’s school reopening proposal

More than a half-dozen educational and community organizations have joined in a campaign led by the Los Angeles Unified School District to apply pressure on the state to adopt a school reopening plan that would, in their opinion, better address the needs of the state’s most vulnerable students. Representatives from 28 organizations, including Partnership for LA Schools, Educators for Excellence-Los Angeles and the LA Area Chamber of Commerce, sent a joint letter to Gov. Gavin Newsom on Wednesday...
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Garcetti vetoes, sends back LA City Council’s spending plan for reimagining public safety

Mayor Eric Garcetti has vetoed the Los Angeles City Council’s plan for how to reinvest funding from the Los Angeles Police Department into Black communities and other groups experiencing racial inequities, declaring that the proposals fell short of “the call of history.” The council approved a $150 million reduction to the proposed police department budget earlier this year, spurred by the protests against police brutality that swept the nation months — including Los Angeles. The cut represented...
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Coronavirus: Southern California’s available ICU beds drop to 7.7%

Southern California’s intensive-care unit availability dropped to 7.7%, according to a Thursday, Dec. 11, update from the California Department of Public Health — down from Wednesday’s 9% mark. The number has continued to fall consistently after the number triggered strict stay-at-home restrictions from state officials last weekend, as the resurgent outbreak worsens in Southern California’s “Region 5” footprint. Meanwhile, another California region is subject to the stay-at-home order as ICU spa...
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LA City Council votes to create new families, youth department

The Los Angeles City Council voted Wednesday, Dec. 9, to create a new department to assist families who were already vulnerable to economic uncertainty before the COVID-19 pandemic and are far more so now. Council President Nury Martinez and Councilwoman Monica Rodriguez proposed establishing the Department for Families, Children and Community Investment in October. “COVID-19 has demonstrated that in the face of a crisis, problems that our families face arise not independently but are compounded...
Tags: Health, News, Education, Government, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Community, Biden, Lapd, Los Angeles City Council, Martinez, Rodriguez, Garcetti, LA City Council, Jose Huizar

Voters backing $7 billion LAUSD bond measure

A $7 billion school bond measure to upgrade aging facilities and equip buildings to comply with new COVID-19 safety standards appears likely to pass, as early returns show strong support among voters in the Los Angeles Unified School District. Measure RR, known as the School Upgrades and Safety Measure, would extend the current tax rate that homeowners are paying, which is $21.74 for every $100,000 of assessed value on their homes, through 2055. If the measure doesn’t pass, tax rates would decre...
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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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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

How LAUSD will spend $200 million on coronavirus testing for students, teachers, and faculty

When school campuses in Los Angeles County eventually reopen, L.A. Unified School District estimates it will spend more than $200 million on testing for students, teachers and faculty members along with their families. That comes out to roughly $300 per student, a fraction of the $17,000 on average per student the district receives from the state each year for public education. LAUSD Superintendent Austin Beutner at a designated lunch area at Burbank Middle School in the Los Angeles Unified ...
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LAUSD vows more tech help for families as school closures extend through May amid coronavirus spread

Los Angeles Unified School District Supt. Austin Beutner said Monday, March 23 that schools will remain closed through May 1, following the first week of closures to help hamper spread of the coronavirus outbreak, and that the district will ramp up efforts to streamline online learning for its nearly 600,000 students. Beutner said the district is committed to providing a laptop or tablet device and internet connection for every student, along with training for teachers and families, to better su...
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California needs to boost education spending, says LA City Council

Los Angeles City Councilmember Bob Blumenfield, right, offers doughnuts to teachers picketing in front of the Sherman Oaks Center for Enriched Studies on Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019, the third day of the LAUSD strike by UTLA teachers. The City Council voted Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019, to approve a resolution calling for the state to increase spending on education. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) LOS ANGELES — A little over a month removed from a strike by the Los Angeles teachers ...
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