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California to feed 6.2 million students in largest free school lunch program in US

By JOCELYN GECKER | The Associated Press When classrooms in California reopen for the fall term, all 6.2 million public school students will have the option to eat school meals for free, regardless of their family’s income. The undertaking, made possible by an unexpected budget surplus, will be the largest free student lunch program in the country. School officials, lawmakers, anti-hunger organizations and parents are applauding it as a pioneering way to prevent the stigma of accepting free lunc...
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Hart Union High School District board votes to retire Indians mascot by 2025

The William S. Hart Union HIgh School District board voted 4-1 to replace the high school’s Indians mascot by 2025 at its meeting Wednesday, July 14. Members of the Santa Clarita-area community, Hart High students and graduates, parents and staff members exchanged heated remarks about the fate of the mascot during the meeting. At times, Cherise Moore, the president of the board, warned those in attendance to refrain from outbursts and threatened to have disruptive people removed by a sheriff’s d...
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Fate of school’s Indians mascot in hands of Hart Union High School District board

The “Indians” have been the mascot of Santa Clarita’s Hart High School since 1945, when the school was founded. But change may be coming on Wednesday, July 14. After months of debate from students, administrators, parents, staff members and Native American advocacy groups, the William S. Hart Union High School District governing board is expected to make a decision to determine the fate of the mascot. Hart High School’s logo features a Native American theme. File photo In previous discussion...
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Critical race theory stirs debate in Southern California schools

It has sparked heated discussion on social media and neighborhood message boards. It’s had parents swarming school board meetings in protest. Republican senators introduced a resolution condemning its use in public schools and teacher-training materials. Now, 26 states with Republican-controlled legislatures have bills opposing it — and nine states have banned it. The concept known as “critical race theory” has become a flashpoint in discussions about how race, racism, equity and social justice ...
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‘I’ve still got another chapter in me’: For LAUSD’s Beutner, a turbulent term but no regrets

Outgoing LAUSD Superintendent Austin Beutner reflects on his time in the district during during an interview earlier this month. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Andre “Dr. Dre” Young, center, speaks with LAUSD board member George McKenna, left, and Superintendent Austin Beutner at the announcement of a new magnet high school in South Los Angeles on Monday, June 14, 2021. The school, which will be located on the Audubon Middle School campus, will be a partnership with musi...
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Rallying outside meeting, students, community members urge LAUSD board to defund school police

As budget talks were taking place inside, more than 100 people gathered outside the Los Angeles Unified School District headquarters in downtown Los Angeles on Tuesday, June 22, to urge the school board to defund the Los Angeles Schools Police Department and reallocate those funds to academic and social services for students. Students, parents, teachers and community members belonging to Reclaim Our Schools call on the school board to fully defund and abolish the LAUSD School Police during a...
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LAUSD board pays ‘ringing’ tribute to departing superintendent during Beutner’s final meeting

LAUSD Superintendent Austin Beutner addresses board members at his last LAUSD board meeting Tuesday, June 22, 2021. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) LAUSD Superintendent Austin Beutner rings the final bell at his last LAUSD board meeting Tuesday, June 22, 2021. LAUSD board member Monica Garcia is holding the bell. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) LAUSD Superintendent Austin Beutner addresses board members at his last LAUSD board meeting Tuesday, J...
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Canoga Park High celebrates Class of 2021 with in-person graduation ceremony

Fireworks shoot off at the end of the Canoga Park High School graduation, Thursday, June 10, 2021. (Photo by Michael Owen Baker, contributing photographer) Fireworks shoot off at the end of the Canoga Park High School graduation, Thursday, June 10, 2021. (Photo by Michael Owen Baker, contributing photographer) Fireworks shoot off at the end of the Canoga Park High School graduation, Thursday, June 10, 2021. (Photo by Michael Owen Baker, contributing photographer) Canoga Park High School c...
Tags: Education, Sport, Soccer, Graduation, Local News, Bryan Cranston, RAH, Ucla, Hunter, Jr, Watkins, San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles Unified School District, Assembly Hall, Robert Garcia, Black Student Union


LAUSD to investigate affordable housing for its employees

LOS ANGELES >> As part of an effort to attract and retain teachers and other school employees, officials for the Los Angeles Unified School District announced on Wednesday, June 9, an initiative to provide 2,000 affordable housing units so employees can live in the communities where they work. District officials have not made any final determinations about where the affordable units might be built, but they will be considering properties LAUSD owns that are unused or underutilized. “As we look t...
Tags: News, Education, Housing, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Local News, Affordable Housing, Los Angeles Unified School District, Scott Schmerelson, Austin Beutner, Beutner, West Adams, UTLA, Panorama City


UTLA and LAUSD representatives in talks for full-time on-campus instruction in fall

With summer school starting in two-and-a-half weeks, it’s “imperative” that the Los Angeles Unified School District and teachers union reach an agreement soon on COVID-19 health and safety measures for those who are on school grounds year-round, the head of United Teachers Los Angeles said Friday, June 4. The current school reopening agreement between the union and district, which lays out health and safety standards for spring semester, will end June 30. The parties have been negotiating for we...
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Parents demand that LAUSD schools fully reopen in fall

Seven-year-old Hudson Leadley speaks during a rally outside the LAUSD headquarters in Los Angeles on Sunday, May 23, 2021. (Photo by Drew A. Kelley, Contributing Photographer) A parent of a student in the LAUSD creates a sign during a rally in downtown Los Angeles on Sunday, May 23, 2021. (Photo by Drew A. Kelley, Contributing Photographer) Eleven-year-old Maya Garcia speaks during a rally outside the LAUSD headquarters in Los Angeles on Sunday, May 23, 2021. (Photo by Drew A. Kelley, Contr...
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UTLA in negotiations with LAUSD over ‘traditional’ school day for fall

As the Los Angeles Unified School District and local teachers union continue to negotiate over what the school day will look like come fall, United Teachers Los Angeles this week presented the district with a proposal which the union president said would provide supports that students will need as they recover from the coronavirus pandemic. The parties are bargaining on conditions to return to “a traditional model for next school year,” UTLA President Cecily Myart-Cruz said during her weekly upd...
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LAUSD giving free $50 savings accounts to 13,000 first-graders

LOS ANGELES — More than 13,000 Los Angeles Unified School District first-graders will receive free $50 savings accounts this spring under a program introduced Friday by city, county and district officials, with the effort expanding to more than 35,000 LAUSD students in the fall. “Last year showed why we need ‘Families First’ policies,” Los Angeles City Council President Nury Martinez said. “Families struggled to stay afloat this pandemic and we know that 40% of families do not have $400 in savin...
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Barger laments mixed mask messaging, agrees with June 15 date to lift rules

Los Angeles County Supervisor Kathryn Barger, who last week called on the governor to immediately align the state with relaxed federal COVID-19 guidelines on mask-wearing, said Tuesday, May 18, that she supports the decision to wait until June 15, but she lamented mixed messaging from federal and local authorities. “My response and the request to the governor was because there is frustration that’s been expressed by many individuals, including myself, regarding inconsistencies at the federal, st...
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LAUSD to launch vaccination campaign for students

Convenience is the name of the game when it comes to encouraging students to get their COVID-19 vaccines, so starting next week, the Los Angeles Unified School District will deploy mobile vaccination teams to about 200 school sites — roughly 20 sites per day over two weeks — to get as many shots into students’ arms as possible, Superintendent Austin Beutner has announced. The announcement comes a week after federal regulators authorized the Pfizer vaccine for use on children ages 12 to 15, a mov...
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Group calls on LAUSD officials to adopt ‘racially just’ budget

Eloisa Galindo, A LAUSD parent speaks along with other parents, students, teachers and community members during a press conference and rally to call on the Los Angeles Unified School District to fund what they’re calling a “safe and racially just” pandemic recovery. With LAUSD set to receive more than $1.5B for pandemic recovery, speakers will outline their proposal for transforming public schools in front of the LAUSD headquarters in Los Angeles on Thursday, May 13, 2021. (Photo by Keith Birmi...
Tags: Budget, News, Education, Cdc, La, Police, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Coalition, Long Beach, Lausd, Chatsworth, Social Justice, Black, Board of Education


LAUSD, Sen. Padilla pitch power of transitioning to electric school buses

A vender sells apparel in front of a LAUSD gas school bus lot across the street from a news conference on electrifying America’s school bus fleet on Thursday, May 6, 2021 in another bus yard in Los Angeles. U.S. Sen. Alex Padilla and Rep. Tony Cárdenas were on hand to discuss their legislation, Clean Commute for Kids Act, that would invest $25 billion to replace diesel buses with electric buses. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) In front of a LAUSD electric school bus ...
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New career-readiness program to debut at Crenshaw High this fall

LAUSD Supt. Austin Beutner visits with Crenshaw High School students during the announcement of 3DE (Three Dimensional Education) at Crenshaw High School in Los Angeles on Wednesday, May 5, 2021. The launch in the fall will be the first 3DE project-based instructional model in California. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Eric Mitchell, social media manager at Crenshaw High School, waits for LAUSD Supt. Austin Beutner’s arrival during the announcement of 3DE (Three Dim...
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LAUSD staff scraps plan to extend 2021-22 school year by two weeks

One day ahead of a board discussion on the issue, Los Angeles Unified School District officials have scrapped a proposal to extend the 2021-22 school year by as much as two weeks, citing a lack of support among teachers, administrators and other stakeholders. According to a staff report released Monday ahead of Tuesday’s Board of Education meeting, a survey conducted in late April found 75% of teachers and 62% of administrators calling for no change to the 2021-22 instructional calendar. Given s...
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LAUSD reopens playgrounds at elementary, early education campuses

Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent Austin Beutner joins a kindergarten class at Kenter Canyon School in Brentwood to celebrate the reopening of playgrounds at early education centers and elementary schools across the district on Monday, May 3, 2021. Parents were upset to learn that the play structures were off limits when students first returned to school last month. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Custodian Fidel Alfaro sprays down Kenter Canyon Sch...
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LAUSD reopens playgrounds at elementary, early ed campuses

Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent Austin Beutner joins a kindergarten class at Kenter Canyon School in Brentwood to celebrate the reopening of playgrounds at early education centers and elementary schools across the district on Monday, May 3, 2021. Parents were upset to learn that the play structures were off limits when students first returned to school last month. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Custodian Fidel Alfaro sprays down Kenter Canyon Sch...
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LAUSD teachers oppose adding 10 days to school year, union says

LAUSD Superintendent Austin Beutner, right, and State Senator Henry Stern observe teacher Bruce Newborn at Hale Charter Academy, Friday, April, 30, 2021. Middle and high school students in the Los Angeles Unified School District returned to the classroom for the first time in more than a year this week. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Students check in before entering Hale Charter Academy, Friday, April, 30, 2021. Middle and high school students in the Los Angeles Unifi...
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LAUSD’S outgoing superintendent offers to ‘be around’ to help with transition

LAUSD Superintendent Austin Beutner holds a press conference at Willow Elementary School in South Gate on Thursday, April 22, 2021 after welcoming back students. Beutner said this week he will not renew his contract when it ends in June. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) LAUSD Superintendent Austin Beutner holds a press conference at Willow Elementary School in South Gate on Thursday, April 22, 2021 after welcoming back students. Beutner said this week he will not re...
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LA schools chief Beutner will depart LAUSD when his contract runs out in June

Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent Austin Beutner has his temperature checked as he walks in the gates at Betty Plasencia Elementary School in Los Angeles on Monday, April 19, 2021 as teachers and staff return to school in preparation for students returning to the classroom this week. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent Austin Beutner along with teachers and staff do Betty Plasencia Elementary School’s ch...
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Another wave of students return to LAUSD campuses

Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent Austin Beutner visits Betty Plasencia Elementary School in Los Angeles on Monday, April 19, 2021 as teachers and staff return to school in preparation for students returning to the classroom this week. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Teachers and staff return to Betty Plasencia Elementary School in Los Angeles on Monday, April 19, 2021 in preparation for students returning to the classroom this week. (Photo by Sarah ...
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Los Angeles Boys & Girls Clubs to staff LAUSD afterschool programs

The Los Angeles Unified School District will receive some much-needed help as students return to campuses after more than a year of coronavirus-induced distance-learning. The Boys & Girls Clubs of Los Angeles County has partnered with LAUSD elementary and middle schools to provide support services for students and families as in-person learning resumes, the organization announced this week. Eight Boys & Girls Clubs chapters — Burbank, Carson, Los Angeles Harbor, Metro Los Angeles, Santa Monica, ...
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LAUSD hit with another school reopening lawsuit

The Los Angeles Unified School District has been hit with another lawsuit over its school reopening plan, a week after another group of parents sued the district and local teachers union over similar issues. The latest lawsuit, filed Wednesday, April 7, in Los Angeles County Superior Court on behalf of parents in a grassroots group known as California Students United, seeks to compel the nation’s second-largest district to fully reopen schools — meaning full-time, in-person learning at all eleme...
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LAUSD opens first of 25 school-based vaccination sites

LA Unified School District Superintendent Austin Beutner is joined by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to announce a program with St. John’s Medical Center to provide free COVID vaccinations to families at LAUSD school sites during a press conference at George Washington Preparatory Senior High School in South Los Angeles on Wednesday April 7, 2021. (Photo by Axel Koester, Contributing Photographer) Ivette and David Giron, and their children Anthony, 7, and Madelyne, 5, appear with LA Unified School Distr...
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LAUSD to provide child-care subsidies to employees to ease return to campus

The Los Angeles Unified School District will provide $500 monthly subsidies to eligible employees needing child care in order for them to return to campuses, the district said Monday, April 5. The announcement comes about three weeks after teachers raised concerns about having to scramble to make child care arrangements after learning they would have to return to in-person work this month as schools reopen. Since the coronavirus pandemic hit more than a year ago, many child care centers have clo...
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LAUSD, UTLA sued by parents unhappy with school reopening efforts

Four parents frustrated by efforts made to date to reopen classrooms in the nation’s second-largest K-12 school system are suing the Los Angeles Unified School District and local teachers union. Their , filed this week in Los Angeles County Superior Court, alleges that LAUSD breached its responsibility to act in the best interest of students by allowing the teachers union to dictate when schools should reopen. LAUSD, United Teachers Los Angeles and UTLA President Cecily Myart-Cruz are named as ...
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