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LAUSD board president launches reelection bid

Los Angeles Unified school board member Kelly Gonez, who made history last month by becoming the youngest woman to serve as its board president, is already looking ahead to a second term in office. Although the 32-year-old’s current term won’t be up until December 2022 and the primary election for board District 6 is still about a year-and-a-half away, she launched her reelection campaign this week, saying she wants to give herself plenty of time to talk to students, parents, educators and other...
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LAUSD says it has no intention of suing over Newsom’s school reopening proposal

The Los Angeles Unified School District has no intention of suing the state over Gov. Gavin Newsom’s school reopening proposal, the district said Thursday, Jan. 14. Although the school board had, during its meeting this week, granted Superintendent Austin Beutner permission to explore all options — including legal actions — for seeking government reimbursement for the 30 million meals the district has provided to needy adults in the community since the coronavirus pandemic began, it did not auth...
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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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Why attorneys for Southern California schools blame victims for their own sexual abuse, bullying

When lawyers representing Moreno Valley Unified School District argued that 13-year-old Diego Stolz and his family were partly to blame for his death at the hands of two bullies, it wasn’t the first time such an argument was used — and likely won’t be the last. “I think it’s a disgusting strategy,” said lawyer Morgan Stewart, whose Irvine firm has sued districts whose defense attorneys have responded by blaming his clients for their alleged abuse. “It bothers me at a core level.” Lewis Brisbois ...
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LAUSD board votes to sue state over school reopening proposal amid pandemic

The Los Angeles Unified School District plans to sue the state over Gov. Gavin Newsom’s school-reopening proposal and to seek reimbursement for millions of meals it’s been providing to the community since the coronavirus pandemic hit last March. The school board voted 7-0 in closed session on Tuesday, Jan. 12, authorizing “litigation against the state of California, state entities and public officials related to the California’s Safe Schools for All framework,” Jefferson Crain, the board’s execu...
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LAUSD says state’s COVID school-reopening plan falls short

LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles Unified School District officials and labor leaders are urging Gov. Gavin Newsom to beef up his proposed “Safe Schools for All” reopening plan to reflect the disproportionate impact months of COVID-19-related distance learning has had on students in low income communities. Superintendent Austin Beutner was joined Monday morning by representatives of more than a half-dozen district unions to outline their concerns with the plan Newsom introduced on Dec. 30 as part of his...
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Push to open public schools in February thrills some parents, terrifies some teachers, as COVID surges

The new year brings a ray of hope for California parents like Kate Gude, who has watched with mounting worry as her four kids suffer social isolation and reduced instruction time from online learning. The first COVID-19 vaccines were given to health care workers a month ago, teachers whose safety fears have blunted reopening efforts are next in line, and the governor has a new $2 billion plan aimed at getting kids back into classrooms over the next three months. “I’m an eternal optimist,” said G...
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San Fernando Valley teacher is finalist for national honor in math/science education

LOS ANGELES — A San Fernando Valley teacher is among six state finalists announced Tuesday for the 2020 Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. Presented by the National Science Foundation, the awards honor teachers who “display subject mastery, appropriate use of instructional methods and strategies, lifelong learning and leadership in education outside the classroom,” according to the state Department of Education. “These teachers are incredible educators, role ...
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LAUSD’s Grab & Go Food Centers to run on modified schedule next two weeks

The Los Angeles Unified School District will continue to feed students, families and individuals seeking food assistance during winter break, but its Grab & Go Food Centers will operate on a modified schedule for the next two weeks. Instead of the usual Monday through Friday operation, the food centers will run Monday through Wednesday this week and next. Those who come on Wednesdays will receive five days’ worth of meals per person in their household to get them through the rest of the week unt...
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LAUSD students with Fs will have more time to bring grades up

To support struggling students during the pandemic, the Los Angeles Unified School District has decided that secondary students who are failing their courses can have more time to try and bring their grades up before an “F” or “no pass” mark is entered into their academic record. In a memo to secondary school principals on Monday, Dec. 14, district officials announced that students who would otherwise receive an F can have until Jan. 29 to submit makeup assignments that might improve their grade...
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LAUSD superintendent thanks voters for ‘overwhelming’ support of Measure RR

The superintendent of the Los Angeles Unified School District thanked voters Wednesday, Nov. 4, for “overwhelmingly” passing a $7 billion school bond measure to upgrade aging facilities and equip buildings to comply with new COVID-19 safety standards. Measure RR, known as the School Upgrades and Safety Measure, never had less than 70% of voter approval as election results trickled in throughout Tuesday night. Though the results from the county registrar’s office are only preliminary and semi-fin...
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LAUSD, Long Beach Unified join larger districts in calling for statewide standard to reopen schools

As more school districts plan for students and staff to eventually return to campus following months of distance learning, some of California’s largest K-12 systems are asking Gov. Gavin Newsom and the state Legislature to adopt a set of statewide reopening standards and to provide funding to ensure schools have the means to resume in-person classes safely. On Monday, Nov. 2, the superintendents of the Los Angeles, Long Beach, Santa Ana, San Diego, Fresno, Oakland and Sacramento unified school d...
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LAUSD invests $1 million to support homeless, foster youths

Students facing homelessness or living in foster care will receive additional support during distance learning, the Los Angeles Unified School District announced Tuesday, Oct. 27. The nation’s second-largest district will invest $1 million, funded by Verizon, to provide a supervised space where students can study, access childcare and receive one-on-one tutoring, extra instructional materials and other support services. The district will also provide packages containing surge outlets, noise-canc...
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LAUSD Superintendent Beutner questions L.A. County’s coronavirus priorities

Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent Austin Beutner called into question Monday, Oct. 19, the priorities of the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health and the Board of Supervisors in choosing to allow certain business sectors to reopen before the vast majority of schools. As schools largely remain closed, the department allowed a series of openings in recent weeks including at outdoor casino cardrooms, breweries and parks as well as indoor malls and nail salons in accordanc...
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LAUSD students to get in-person tutoring, assessments

Students who have been struggling with distance learning may soon be able to receive in-person tutoring or assessments, now that the Los Angeles Unified School District has reached agreements with the teachers union to provide the services. Exactly how students will be selected for the services, or how many will benefit from them, is unclear. A district spokeswoman said Friday, Oct. 9, that details have been delegated to administrators overseeing the district’s 42 Communities of Schools, which a...
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LAUSD becomes latest to refuse to include Trump letter in food boxes

The nation’s second-largest school district is the latest agency to refuse to include a letter signed by President Donald Trump in food boxes provided by the federal government to aid families hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic. Austin Beutner, superintendent of the Los Angeles Unified School District, penned an open letter to Trump on Wednesday, Oct. 7, stating that the president’s letter would politicize relief efforts. “I am writing to inform you Los Angeles Unified will not be including yo...
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LAUSD to start testing youngest students for coronavirus

The Los Angeles Unified School District’s COVID-19 testing and contact tracing program is entering a new phase this week, as the district begins offering tests to some of its youngest learners, Superintendent Austin Beutner announced on Monday, Oct. 5. Children in early education and elementary schools, as well as all staff members, will have an opportunity to get tested as the district works to put in place safety measures in anticipation of an eventual return to campuses. Families will be noti...
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Voters to decide $7B bond question for LAUSD

Los Angeles Unified School District has been around for a while. Look no further for evidence than its schools, hundreds of which are more than 50 years old — with nearly 100 dating back at least a century. That’s why district officials are appealing to the public to pass another bond measure that would finance future school modernization efforts. Voters will decide during the Nov. 3 election whether to support Measure RR, which would authorize the district to issue an additional $7 billion in b...
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Newsom vetoes bill requiring ethnic studies for high school graduation

California’s high school students will not be required to take an ethnic studies class to graduate. At least, not for now. Gov. Gavin Newsom vetoed Assembly Bill 331 on Wednesday, Sept. 30, his deadline to approve bills in the most recent legislative session. Gov. Gavin Newsom on Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020, vetoed Assembly Bill 331, which would have made an ethnic studies class a high school graduation requirement, starting with the Class of 2030. (File photo by Randy Vazquez, Bay Area News Gro...
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LAUSD teachers rally for colleague with brain cancer

Teachers over at Los Angeles Unified School District really have good hearts. When Vanda Tovmasyan developed brain cancer last year, a group of teachers donated 200-plus hours of their paid sick leave to her so she could keep her job and her health insurance. “When my illness stretched out, I was at risk of losing my health insurance,” Tovmasyan, 45, said. “They would (only) save my position for a year. So, I reached out to my colleagues.” Her sister helped her get through the necessary paperwor...
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Schools can apply to reopen on-campus learning, LA County supervisors say

Elementary schools in Los Angeles County can now apply for waivers to provide in-person instruction to its youngest students, an option which many parents and educators for weeks have been calling on county officials to allow. The county’s Board of Supervisors voted 5-0 on Tuesday, Sept. 29, to allow the school reopening waivers, a decision they had previously put off making for fear the county would experience a surge in coronavirus cases following Labor Day weekend. But the surge never materia...
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Longtime Los Angeles-area educator, decorated WWII veteran dies

A distinguished educator for 54 years in the Los Angeles area who served in World War II died in Simi Valley over the weekend, after battling bladder cancer for 16 years. Murray Shapiro, 97, was awarded Teacher of the Year for both the city and county of Los Angeles in 1984, years after his achievements during his time battling in Europe. He died peacefully at a hospital with his family present on Saturday, Sept. 26. “He was a loving man, a tough man,” his son, Leland Shapiro, said in a Sunday a...
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School-issued computers a lifeline for Southern California schoolchildren during pandemic

As this weird fall of distance learning unfolds, new data show that the great majority of schoolchildren in Southern California’s major metro areas are staring at computer screens issued by their school districts — not at devices belonging to their families. Connectivity in the gargantuan Los Angeles Unified School District as of Sept. 14 (SOURCE: LAUSD) And while “internet deserts” persist, the vast majority of adults in households with children — some 90 percent or more, depending on how ...
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Parents sue LAUSD over distance learning plan

Pastor Cedric Nelms speaks about a lawsuit which was filed against LAUSD on behalf of Black and Latino families over its distance learning plan, which the plaintiffs allege violates students’ California constitutional rights to a basic public education on Thursday, September 24, 2020 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Keshara Shaw, parent of a sixth-grader, joined a lawsuit which was filed against LAUSD on behalf of Black and Latino families over its di...
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Survey finds inequities in distance learning for Latino, Black students in LA

In addition to dealing with losses in household income and food insecurity, many low-income Latino and Black students in the Los Angeles Unified School District had to contend with not having access to computers or reliable internet while distance learning last spring, according to survey findings released Monday, Sept. 21. Of the more than 1,100 families polled, more than three-quarters reported a loss in income and more than seven in 10 said they had experienced food insecurity since the coron...
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Survey finds inequities in distance learning for Latinx, Black students in LA

In addition to dealing with losses in household income and food insecurity, many low-income Latinx and Black students in the Los Angeles Unified School District had to contend with not having access to computers or reliable internet while distance learning last spring, according to survey findings released Monday, Sept. 21. Of the more than 1,100 families polled, more than three-quarters reported a loss in income and more than seven in 10 said they had experienced food insecurity since the coron...
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Poly High teachers reach new heights, again

“Our students know that even at a distance, their teachers still support, guide, and root for them.” – Elidia Vazquez, principal of John H. Francis Polytechnic High School in Sun Valley  It’s the interaction they miss most. The being in the classroom and seeing the body language that tells you whether your students are getting it or not. It’s the look in their eyes when something is overwhelming or boring or confusing. It’s being able to tell when they are having a bad day, or an off day, as te...
Tags: Health, News, Education, Sport, Soccer, Community, Lausd, Local News, Poly, Sun Valley, Los Angeles Unified School District, Vasquez, Austin Beutner, Maliwan, Dennis McCarthy, John H Francis Polytechnic High School


Teachers contend with stress as distance learning endures

After a two-week sprint to set up her online classroom, a weekend spent in 100-degree lines and coming home to yet another argument between her three children, Lorraine Quinones shut her bedroom door, threw herself onto her bed and sobbed into her pillow. LAUSD fourth grade teacher Lorraine Quiñones checks her students work in her bedroom where she teaches from as one of her school aged children Melody, center, plays with her friends Desiree Ayala and Lea Guevara, all 9, after school at her Ea...
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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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Coronavirus: LA County to allow limited school openings for special ed and ESL students

Schools in Los Angeles County will be allowed to reopen for a limited number of special education and English  learners beginning Monday, Sept. 14, based on a revised public health order expected to be issued Wednesday, Sept. 2, according to Health Officer Dr. Muntu Davis. While Kindergarten through 12th grade school campuses will remain closed to the majority of students, those with individualized education plans, students learning English as a second language and those students requiring speci...
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