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LAUSD teachers get paid less than big-city peers, but a 6 percent raise would bring them closer

A typical teacher in the Los Angeles Unified School District makes roughly $80,000 a year, but those wages are still below counterparts in major cities in California and other states, according to an analysis of 2017 pay records. United Teachers Los Angeles is asking for higher pay, among other demands, ahead of a planned strike Monday. The district and the union have struggled to come to an agreement on new contract for the last two years. UTLA’s request for a 6.5 percent raise, effective July ...
Tags: New York, News, Education, California, New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sport, Chicago, Soccer, San Diego, Long Beach, Union, Lausd, Local News, Chicago Public Schools


Fraternity cuts ties with CSULB amid sexual misconduct investigations

A Cal State Long Beach student may have been sexually assaulted by members of a local fraternity about five months after the university temporarily suspended the organization in the wake of three other sexual misconduct allegations, documents show. The fraternity, Sigma Chi, dropped its affiliation with the university in May 2018, but continues recruiting students and participating in city events, the Press-Telegram has learned. The student reported the alleged assault to the university, and a T...
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This is how one woman went from prison to a Cal State Long Beach master’s program

Irene Sotelo has seen many changes in her life and overcome many obstacles. Sotelo has gone from drugs, prison and homelessness to getting her degree from CSULB in criminology and now pursuing her master degree in Long Beach on Tuesday, November. 20, 2018. She has also founded the Rising Scholars program at Cal State Long Beach, a community for those who have been incarcerated or have family members who’ve served time.(Photo by Brittany Murray, Press-Telegram/SCNG) Irene Sotelo at Cal State L...
Tags: Hollywood, Education, California, Cops, Uncategorized, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Long Beach, Lausd, Local News, Usc, Snoop Dogg, Ucla, Southern California, Santa Clarita


New Cal State Long Beach student goes from drugs and prison to a President’s Scholar

The chemistry teacher wanted to see his star student after class. She was a Distinguished Scholar, took honors classes, played first-chair violin in the orchestra. If you would have met her in those early years at Wilson High in Long Beach, Taryn Williams would have told you her dream was to study computational physics at the UC San Diego. Would the teacher be commending her genius? Not quite. Taryn said she had missed 40 days of class that semester just because she didn’t want to go. She would ...
Tags: News, Education, Matt Damon, Sport, Soccer, Higher Education, Long Beach, Ira, Jack, Local News, Anaheim, UC San Diego, Isaiah, Jeff Wheeler, Cal State Long Beach, Katella Avenue


Jaws, too: Fans pack open house for Cal State Long Beach’s Shark Lab

Dozens of science lovers and curious locals crowded the halls of the Cal State Long Beach science building at an open house of the university’s Shark Lab on Saturday, July 21. Steven Holguin checks out the shark skins and teeth at the Cal State Long Beach Shark Lab event Saturday, July 21, 2018 in Long Beach. (Photo by Tracey Roman, Contributing Photographer) Miles Nelson, right, along with some other guest check out a small shark in the tank at the Cal State Long Beach Shark Lab event Sa...
Tags: Business, Science, News, Education, Uncategorized, Sport, Shark, Things To Do, Soccer, Higher Education, Cameron, Peru, Local News, Sharks, Shark Week, Lowe


LA County grand jury report: Schools could do more to help foster children; following the money is tricky

Miriam Yarde just wanted to go home. But, she said, her parents were on drugs – and county officials wouldn’t let her. She was, after all, only a toddler. “It was very frightening,” Yarde, a Long Beach native who now lives in the Bay Area, said recently. “You don’t know what’s going on. “You’re wondering,” she added, “‘Why can’t I go home?’” Miriam Yarde, the youngest of these family photos with her siblings, and now 24, grew up in Los Angeles County’s foster system, bouncing around to nine ...
Tags: Education, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Long Beach, Pasadena, Local News, Berkeley, UC Berkeley, Paramount, Bay Area, Compton, Pomona, Northridge, Legislature


L.A. County Grand Jury report: Schools could do more to help foster children; following the money is tricky

Miriam Yarde just wanted to go home. But, she said, her parents were on drugs – and county officials wouldn’t let her. She was, after all, only a toddler. “It was very frightening,” Yarde, a Long Beach native who now lives in the Bay Area, said recently. “You don’t know what’s going on. “You’re wondering,” she added, “‘Why can’t I go home?’” Miriam Yarde, the youngest of these family photos with her siblings, and now 24, grew up in Los Angeles County’s foster system, bouncing around to nine ...
Tags: Education, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Long Beach, Pasadena, Local News, Berkeley, UC Berkeley, Paramount, Bay Area, Compton, Pomona, Northridge, Legislature


Need faster internet speeds at school? 9 Cal State University campuses to upgrade connection from 10 gigabytes to 100 gigabytes

Come the fall of 2018, Cal State students at nine campuses — including Long Beach, San Bernardino, Pomona, Fullerton and Northridge — will no longer need to slog through a slow internet connection. In a move that will save the Cal State system money in the long run, the campuses will upgrade their 10 gigabyte-a-second connection to a 100 gigabyte-a-second internet connection. The upgrade in Long Beach and San Diego are already done. The need for the bandwidth is long overdue, said Michel Davidof...
Tags: Technology, Education, Sport, Netflix, Soccer, Higher Education, San Diego, Long Beach, Local News, San Bernardino, Northridge, Cal State Long Beach, Davidoff, Cal State Northridge, Cal State, Cal State University


Tired of the 11th-grade high school assessment test? Proposal to instead use SAT or ACT heads to Senate

A bill that proposes that the SAT or the ACT be used as an alternative to California’s 11th-grade assessment test — and has strong support from Long Beach educators — passed the Assembly and is headed to the state Senate, the bill’s author announced Monday. The bill, known as AB 1951 or the Pathways to College Act, is sponsored by Patrick O’Donnell, D-Long Beach. It also proposes allowing students to take the SAT or ACT in their local classroom for free. “AB 1951 is about opening the door to hig...
Tags: Education, California, Senate, Sport, Soccer, Long Beach, Lausd, Local News, Assembly, Riverside, Steinhauser, O'Donnell, Torlakson, Patrick O'Donnell, Top Stories OCR, Top Stories PE


Taxes, regulations, housing and homelessness top concerns for LA County businesses

Taxes, fees, government regulations and compliance remain the top concerns for Los Angeles County businesses, but housing costs and homelessness have vaulted high into the mix.   That’s the upshot of the 2018 BizFed Pulse Poll, which tracks the most pressing issues among the Los Angeles County Business Federation‘s 178 member-based associations, which represent 390,000 businesses. A perpetual burden California’s broad array of taxes and fees — a burden among businesses for decades — have topp...
Tags: Transportation, Business, Taxes, Education, California, Los Angeles, Sport, Homelessness, Soccer, Long Beach, Valencia, Santa Monica, Santa Clarita, Los Angeles County, Golden State, Economic Policy Institute


If child abuse is so rampant, why are prosecutions so rare for those who fail to report it?

If you work with children in your job, California law requires you to report suspected child abuse. But few people are ever prosecuted for failing to alert authorities about their suspicions. From 2012 to 2017, fewer than a dozen workers in Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino and Riverside counties were charged by county prosecutors with violating the so-called mandated reporter law. And because violations are only a misdemeanor, those who are prosecuted and convicted virtually always receive li...
Tags: Education, California, Office, Sport, Soccer, Long Beach, Local News, Orange County, Riverside County, Lyon, Hall, Los Angeles County, Gabriel, Martinez, Riverside, Burbank


This bill could relieve burden on mental health counselors at CSU campuses

Members of the CSULB chapter of Active Minds discusses coping mechanisms inside a classroom on campus. Active Minds is a nonprofit organization that empowers students to speak openly about mental health in order to educate others and providing information, leadership opportunities and advocacy training, mental health awareness, education and resources regarding mental health and mental illness, encourage students to seek help and serve as liaison between students and the mental health communit...
Tags: Education, California, Sport, Soccer, Long Beach, Sacramento State, Kim, Local News, Usc, Ucla, Trump, State, MOLLE, Southland, CSU, state Senate


Cal State tuition to remain steady in 2018

The California State University system announced Friday, April 20, 2018, that it wouldn’t raise tuition this year. The system’s chancellor said that degree completion is among the colleges’ focus. (File photo of a CSULB graduation in 2013 by Scott Varley/Long Beach Press-Telegram) LONG BEACH — The California State University system announced today that it will not raise tuition in 2018. Chancellor Timothy P. White has determined that, instead of greater tuition, it is in California’s best inte...
Tags: Education, California, Sport, Soccer, Higher Education, Long Beach, Jerry Brown, Local News, Cal State Fullerton, CSU, Cal State San Bernardino, California State University, Cal State Long Beach, Cal State Northridge, Cal State, Timothy P White


Play It Forward March 19-25: No rest in the West for NCAA upsets

Ranking the top 10 sports events March 19-25 you won’t want to miss: NO. 1: COLLEGE BASKETBALL NCAA MEN’S TOURNAMENT SWEET 16 AND ELITE EIGHT WEST REGIONAL: FLORIDA STATE vs. GONZAGA; MICHIGAN vs. TEXAS A&M Details/TV: At Staples Center, Thursday and Saturday, Channel 2 and TBS Sunday proved to be quite the 1-2 punch in the West. No. 9 Florida State came back from 12 points down and toppled top-seeded Xavier 75-70 and No. 7 Texas A&M throttled second-seeded defending champ North Carolina by 21. ...
Tags: Utah, Florida, Texas, Colorado, California, College, Stanford, Milwaukee, Sports, Fresno, Sacramento, Toronto, Los Angeles, Sport, Indiana, Indianapolis


Southern California students walk out to honor Parkland victims, press for change in gun laws, improved school safety

Using handmade signs, chants and phone calls to members of Congress, young people around Southern California turned fear and frustration into activism Wednesday, joining peers nationwide to protest gun violence in schools. The national school walkout — held a month to the day after the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida — was observed by thousands of students from the region. Students at San Clemente High hold signs during the a walkout on March 14. (Photo ...
Tags: Florida, Education, Congress, Colorado, California, Washington, White House, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Sport, Ap, Chicago, Soccer, Connecticut, Sydney, Long Beach


Students’ gun walkout sends message to adults: Do something

Riverside Poly High School student Melissa Soria, 17, works on signs for a March 14th student walkout against gun violence at Andulka Park in Riverside Friday, March 9, 2018. FRANK BELLINO, For THE PRESS-ENTERPRISE/SCNG Riverside Poly High School students work on signs for a March 14th student walkout against gun violence at Andulka Park in Riverside Friday, March 9, 2018. FRANK BELLINO, For THE PRESS-ENTERPRISE/SCNG Sound Riverside Poly High School student Ayanna Johnson, 17, works...
Tags: Politics, News, Education, Washington, Sport, Soccer, Michael Garcia, Davis, Long Beach, Local News, Southern California, Trump, Columbine, Moreno Valley, Garcia, Riverside


Cal State Fullerton dials up defense to outlast Long Beach State in Big West tourney quarterfinal

Cal State Fullerton’s Khalil Ahmad is called for a charge against Long Beach State’s Gave Levin during Cal State Fullerton’s 76-74 victory over Long Beach State in their quarterfinal game of the Big West Tournament at Honda Center in Anaheim on Thursday, Mar. 8, 2018. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan/Orange County Register/SCNG) Long Beach State takes on Cal State Fullerton in the quarterfinals of the Big West Tournament at Honda Center in Anaheim on Thursday, Mar. 8, 2018. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan/Or...
Tags: College, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Long Beach, College sports, Jackson, Honda, Taylor, Cal State Fullerton, Booker, Anaheim, Jamal Smith, Honda Center, Levin, Titans


‘Big data’ classes a big hit in California high schools

By Carolyn Jones, EdSource Data science — the study of computer-generated “big data” — is the hottest career in the U.S., according to Glassdoor. And now it’s the hottest math class at a growing number of California high schools. About 30 high schools in California have started offering data science classes for juniors and seniors, in some cases as an alternative to Algebra 2. A hands-on blend of statistics and computer programming, data science meets the requirements of A-G coursework — the...
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Could free in-school testing – like Long Beach schools offer – level the playing field for all students?

By Felicia Mello, CALmatters The SAT may be an important hurdle in the college admissions process, but until recently it was one that many students in the Long Beach Unified School District weren’t clearing. Fewer than half of 11th graders in the working-class district were even attempting the test. Registration fees, at $60 for the full test including essay, posed a challenge for some families in a district where more than two thirds of students qualify for free or reduced-price lunch. Other st...
Tags: News, Education, Colorado, California, California News, Sport, Soccer, Long Beach, Michigan, Local News, Florida Capitol, Southern California, Rubio, State Board of Education, Donnell, University of Connecticut


TJ DeFalco, top-ranked Long Beach State outlast No. 2 UCLA again

Long Beach State’s Kyle Ensing(5) spikes against UCLA’s Jake Arnitz(15) in a rematch between the top teams in the NCAA, No. 1 Long Beach State as they travel to Westwood to take on No. 2 UCLA in Los Angeles Wednesday, February 21, 2018. (Photo by Thomas R. Cordova / Daily Breeze) Bjarne Huus(4) gets the ball past UCLA’s Grant Maleski(10) in a rematch between the top teams in the NCAA, No. 1 Long Beach State as they travel to Westwood to take on No. 2 UCLA in Los Angeles Wednesday, February 21,...
Tags: College, Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Long Beach, College sports, Ncaa, Illinois, Ucla, Hatch, Huntington Beach, Bruins, Concordia, Pauley Pavilion, Westwood


Cal State University leaders to consider tuition hike for next school year

This 2016 photos shows hundreds of incoming freshmen on a tour of the California State University Fullerton campus. (File photo by Nick Koon, Orange County Register/SCNG) Like their counterparts in the University of California system, trustees for California State University campuses are mulling over a possible tuition hike. The CSU trustees, meeting in Long Beach this week, are scheduled to consider the university’s budget for the coming academic year — including a discussion on possible tui...
Tags: News, Education, California, California News, Sport, Soccer, Higher Education, Long Beach, Jerry Brown, Local News, University Of California, Cal State Fullerton, White, CSU, California State University Fullerton, California State University


Cal State universities link arms to get students through risky freshman year

By Larry Gordon, EdSource The  letter alerting Cal State Northridge students that they were being put on academic probation was pretty blunt and scary: shape up or risk getting kicked out. Enter a national project called “Re-Imagining the First Year of College,” aimed at reducing college dropout rates during and soon after that first, vulnerable year in college. Cal State Northridge signed on and one of the first things that changed was the tone of the probation letter. Now a more supportive mes...
Tags: News, Education, Massachusetts, Sport, Soccer, Missouri, Higher Education, Long Beach, North Carolina, Local News, University Of California, Southern California, Northridge, CSU, Driscoll, Humboldt


Some say access to internet is so crucial, it is a human right

Editor’s note: An experiment in journalism teamwork, the Long Beach Media Collaborative is made up of participants from the Press-Telegram, Long Beach Post, Grunion Gazette, and Long Beach Business Journal. The collaborative was initiated by the Long Beach Community Foundation and is funded in part by the Knight Foundation. The goal: To combine forces for in-depth, multi-platform reporting on poignant issues gripping the community. This project, Strengthening the Signal, explores the dearth of I...
Tags: Facebook, Education, Washington, Uncategorized, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, Long Beach, Un, North Carolina, Local News, Bell, Ucla, U S Supreme Court, McDonald


CSU, professors reach tentative deal to extend contract

Labor peace between Cal State University administrators and professors is likely to continue into 2020, thanks to a tentative contract extension. CSU administrators and the California Faculty Association announced the agreement Tuesday. If ratified, the two-year extension would keep an agreement in place through mid-2020 and provide for consecutive faculty pay raises that would begin to go into effect in 2018. The twin raises are expected to result in some $120 million in new costs during the 20...
Tags: News, Education, California News, Sport, Soccer, Long Beach, CSU, California Faculty Association, Cal State University, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR, Top Stories PE, Top Stories IVDB, Top Stories RDF, Top Stories Sun, Top Stories WDN


CSU faculty rebels against changes in remedial and math education, calls for delay

By LARRY GORDON AND MIKHAIL ZINSHTEYN, EdSource California State University faculty is rebelling against recently announced changes in remedial education and math requirements at the 23-campus system and wants delays of at least a year. So far the university’s administration shows no indication of slowing down. But if the university’s governing board agrees with the faculty, one of the most ambitious education reform efforts in California higher education in decades could be delayed or overhaule...
Tags: News, Education, California, College, Senate, California News, Sport, Soccer, Long Beach, Jerry Brown, University Of California, White, Miller, Legislature, CSU, Stepanek


Obama-era rules on campus sexual assault rescinded, California public colleges’ policies unchanged for now

Colleges nationwide no longer have to follow Obama-era rules on campus sexual assault, the United States Department of Education announced on Friday, Sept. 22 – a move some opponents said could have a chilling effect on victims coming forward. Instead, the department, under the direction of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, has implemented interim guidelines that allow universities to use higher standards of guilt when adjudicating cases of alleged rape and other types of sexual violence, and ope...
Tags: New York, Crime, News, Education, Obama, California, College, Senate, Barack Obama, Sport, Austin, Soccer, Long Beach, Columbia University, Breaking News, Jerry Brown


Beyond Confederacy: California confronts its legacy of slavery and genocide

By Samantha Young, CALmatters Back when Assemblywoman Monique Limón served on the school board in Santa Barbara, the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians donated an encyclopedia-style dictionary to the local schools about their language and culture. Limón, born and raised in Santa Barbara, was mesmerized when she turned the pages, learning so much about her community she never knew. Such information may be lacking in public schools, where critics say lessons often don’t include accurate informatio...
Tags: News, Education, California, Senate, Virginia, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Legislation, Sport, Soccer, United States, Pope Francis, San Diego, Long Beach, John, University Of California Berkeley


10 years of change: What new census says about 20 Southern California cities

Big cities got bigger and a couple mid-sized cities exploded. Immigration didn’t change as much as you might think. And while property values haven’t fully recovered, post-recession, the cost of renting a home or apartment has surged, adding to conditions that have resulted in broad jumps in homelessness. Those are some of the ways in which Southern California has changed over the past decade, according to Census Bureau estimates released to the public today. Though the census numbers show some ...
Tags: News, Education, California, Immigration, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, United States, Glendale, Long Beach, Rent, Local News, Orange, Growth, Southern California, Ontario


DC’s Legendary Punk Label Dischord Records Makes Its Entire Music Catalog Free to Stream Online

Apart from whatever political nightmare du jour we’re living in, it can be easy to dislike Washington, DC. I say this as someone who grew up outside the city, called it home for many years, and generally found its public face of monuments, tourists, politicos, and waves of lobbyists and bureaucrats pretty alienating. The “real” DC was elsewhere, in the city’s historic Black neighborhoods, many now heavily gentrified, which hosted legendary jazz clubs and gave birth to the genius of go-go. And...
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DC’s Legendary Punk Label Dischord Makes Its Entire Music Catalog Free to Stream Online

Image by Malco23, via Wikimedia Commons Apart from whatever political nightmare du jour we’re living in, it can be easy to dislike Washington, DC. I say this as someone who grew up outside the city, called it home for many years, and generally found its public face of monuments, tourists, politicos, and waves of lobbyists and bureaucrats pretty alienating. The “real” DC was elsewhere, in the city’s historic Black neighborhoods, many now heavily gentrified, which hosted legendary jazz clubs and ...
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