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Fueled by surplus Johnson & Johnson vaccine, Cal State LA site has ‘immediate appointments’ available

With relatively few vaccine appointments slots being filled, state and federal officials are putting out the call to any eligible person to sign up for “immediate appointments” to get vaccinated against COVID-19 at the mammoth Cal State LA site. The call comes just days before the Federal Emergency Management Agency and California’s Office of Emergency Services cease control of the site, which next week will transition to the city of L.A. to operate. “We’re light on appointments for the next sev...
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Women who code: “I just want to see us win”

Naia Johnson knows what it’s like to feel outnumbered. “I have a computer science program at my school but I’m one of five girls in my class and of all the Black girls, I’m maybe one of two.” Naia explains. “It’s never deterred me, though — if anything, it has made me want to do better.” Naia is a high school senior at Oakland Technical High School as well as a student at Google’s Code Next Lab in Oakland, a free computer science education program aimed at preparing and uplifting the next genera...
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Newsom’s Vaccine Plan Aims To Reopen California Classrooms

SAN FRANCISCO (AP/CBS13) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Thursday released a new plan outlining how the state will allocate vaccines to education workers in a continued push to reopen more schools for in-person instruction. Newsom announced last week that at least 10% of the state’s vaccines would go to education workers starting in March, which translates to roughly 75,000 dedicated doses a week. The Governor’s Office on Thursday released an overview showing how those vaccines would be distri...
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Cal State LA hosts first federally supported coronavirus mass vaccine site – with many more to come

A massive COVID-19 vaccination site opened at Cal State Los Angeles on Tuesday, where Gov. Gavin Newsom and a slate of military, federal and local leaders ushered in the first of what is expected to be 100 such sites across the nation — all of them federally supported and state-managed. Newsom declared the sprawling campus maxi-center a significant step toward assuring equity in delivering the vaccines, determinedly placed amid a hot zone for COVID-19 surrounded by multiple densely populated com...
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Computer Science Education Week: More help for more students

Recent research shows that only 45 percent of U.S. schools offer computer science (CS) courses, and that Black, Latinx and Female students especially lack equitable access to a CS education.  So I beat the odds: I am a Black, female, computer engineer at Google.Majoring in systems and CS at Howard University opened up so many opportunities in my life and career. Computing jobs are the number one source of new wages in the U.S.; clearly, these skills are becoming as important as reading and writi...
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LAUSD likely won’t reopen before January at earliest, teachers union affirms

Schools in Los Angeles Unified likely won’t reopen until January at the earliest, the head of the teachers union said Friday, Oct. 30, affirming a timeline that school board members are said to support. “Given L.A. County’s rising COVID infections, we believe the earliest possible date for a safe and academically sound physical return to school is the beginning of the second semester — January 2021,” Cecily Myart-Cruz, president of United Teachers Los Angeles, said during her weekly message to u...
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Hacking for a virtual world

Distance learning, despite its challenges, allows us to think beyond the confines of the classroom and redefine what’s possible. Turns out a lot is possible when you make an event virtual. Each year Code Next, Code with Google’s free computer science education program for Black and Latino high schoolers in New York and Oakland, hosts a hackathon. It’s a three-day event for student members to develop and pitch app ideas to a panel of judges. In previous years, the hackathons were local events att...
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What Happened When Americans Had to Wear Masks During the 1918 Flu Pandemic

Medical professionals have had a particularly difficult time getting people in the United States to act in unison for the public good during the pandemic. This has been the case with every step that experts urge to curb the spread of COVID-19, from closing schools, churches, and other meeting places, to enforcing social distancing and wearing masks over the nose and mouth in public spaces. The resistance may seem symptomatic of the contemporary political climate, but there is ample precedent fo...
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Oakland moves to bar police from schools as bigger cities reject change

Movement to get officers out of schools sees progress even as Chicago and Los Angeles school boards vote to keep them in placeA growing movement to get police officers out of US schools saw a major victory this week when Oakland’s school board voted to eliminate the school district’s dedicated police department.But in Chicago and Los Angeles, despite protests by youth activists, support from teachers’ unions, and an outpouring of public support, school boards voted to keep police in public schoo...
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Professor Who Asked Student To “Anglicize” Name Put On Leave

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) – A professor at a San Francisco Bay Area community college has been put on leave after asking a Vietnamese-American student to “Anglicize” her name because it sounds like a vulgarity in English, school officials confirmed. Laney College President Tammeil Gilkerson said that as soon as campus leaders learned of the comments, an unnamed faculty member was placed on administrative leave pending an investigation, the East Bay Times reported. Freshman Phuc Bui Diem Nguyen told K...
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Half of Oakland students lack access to computers. Jack Dorsey is stepping in

Twitter CEO’s $10m pledge will immediately help ‘put a device in the hand of every single kid’ in Oakland’s public schoolsJack Dorsey, the CEO of Twitter and Square, has announced that he will donate $10m toward computers and internet access for public schools in Oakland, a city where half of students lack reliable access to either. Dorsey dropped the news after Oakland mayor Libby Schaaf tweeted a video of one those 25,000 students without access to the internet or a computer. “Every student de...
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No tuition refunds, USC says; 2nd summer session moves online

USC’s second summer session will be held online as uncertainty continues over the future of state and county stay-at-home orders, the university’s provost said Tuesday, April 28, while also announcing that no tuition refunds will be provided for the spring or summer sessions. “While this is not the semester any of us envisioned, we are continuing to provide a high-quality education, ensure academic progress towards degree, and offer a robust learning environment,” USC Provost Charles Zukoski wro...
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Watch 270+ Short Documentaries of Artists at Work, and Let Them Inspire Your Creative Process

Imagine if comedian Amy Sedaris were self-isolating with artists Marcel Dzama and Raymond Pettibon. Perhaps they'd barricade themselves into separate rooms, hunched over their individual screens, cursing their roommates for slowing down their livestreams, but we prefer to think they’d busy themselves with projects such as Dzama’s short film, "Dance Floor Dracula, Prelude in C-Sharp Minor." Enjoy a glimpse into the friends’ collaborative creative process, above, compliments of Art21's...
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LAUSD will open family hubs to serve students amid schools closure

Los Angeles Unified officials were working on launching 40 family resource centers to serve the legion of students who are now at home in an effort to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus. The decision is expected to assist thousands of low-income students in the district, which includes roughly 900 campuses, thousands of employees and hundreds of thousands of students — 18,000 of whom who are unhoused, living in cars and shelters with their parents. In addition, the district is working on ...
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Oakland’s school program for black males cuts dropout rates, study finds. Could Seattle adopt something similar?

An Oakland education program for black males may offer a blueprint for how to reduce dropout rates among these students, new Stanford research suggests.
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It’s a charter school showdown in Sacramento as Assembly moves forward with package of powerful regulations

By Noble Ingram || LA School Report he biggest statewide battle over charter schools in the country is coming to a head in California. Amid competing protests in Sacramento on Wednesday, the California Assembly narrowly passed legislation that would give local school districts sole authority to approve new charter schools. The bill, titled AB 1505, is one of several new measures the Assembly has passed or is considering that would level tougher regulations on charters schools, which are publicly...
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Reducing gun violence, charter school accountability, top voter concerns in education, poll says

By Laura Fay | LA School Report School safety and college affordability are the most pressing issues in education, California voters said in a ew poll. The top priority overall was reducing gun violence in schools, with more than half of respondents saying it was “very important.” But voters with children as well as those ages 18-49 and those earning less than $35,000 a year rated college affordability as more important. The annual poll, conducted since 2012, was led by researchers at the Univer...
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If there’s an LAUSD strike, taxpayers, communities across state could feel it

By Ricardo Cano, CALMatters The nation’s second largest school district is about to ring in 2019 with a teacher strike that is already reverberating in public schools across California, and could be felt by taxpayers and communities throughout the state. United Teachers Los Angeles, which represents more than 30,000 teachers and employees in the Los Angeles Unified School District, says it will strike Jan. 10—the first Thursday after students return from the holiday break—unless the district agr...
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Gov. Brown rejects ethnic studies bill, saying high school students are overburdened

Concerns about high school students being overwhelmed by homework, tests and graduation requirements led Gov. Jerry Brown to veto a bill allowing some schools districts to require ethnic studies classes. The legislation, AB 2772, would have set up a three-year pilot program allowing 11 school districts that would be picked from throughout California to require students to take a semester or year of ethnic studies in order to graduate. The bill was authored by Assembly members Jose Medina, D-Rive...
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California’s test scores are so stagnant, it could take a generation to close the achievement gap

By Ricardo Cano, CALmatters For the second year in a row, California students’ test scores have inched up so slowly that, by some estimates, it could take a generation for disadvantaged students to close the achievement gap with their peers. That was the sobering assessment on Tuesday as the California Department of Education released the 2018 resultsof the state’s new, more rigorous system of standardized testing. State education officials emphasized that at least the metrics are moving in the ...
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Gaps in California law requiring schools to test for lead could leave children at risk

By Nico Savidge and Daniel J. Willis, EdSource Part one of a special report from EdSource revealing the extent of lead contamination in water in schools across California where water has been tested. Gaps in a new California law requiring schools to test their drinking water for lead could leave children vulnerable to the toxic metal. The law, signed by Gov. Jerry Brown last October, puts California among only seven states and the District of Columbia nationwide that require schools to test thei...
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Suspensions in California schools drop, but trouble spots remain

By David Washburn, EdSource What youth and civil rights advocates have called a decades-long suspension epidemic in California schools is showing signs of subsiding, with a new report finding that suspensions have dropped significantly across all student groups over a recent five-year period. But alarming levels of lost days of instruction from suspensions remain, especially among African-Americans, Native Americans and students with disabilities, according to the report released this week by UC...
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AI4ALL participants tell all—summer camps get girls involved in AI and tech

AI4ALL, a nonprofit working to increase diversity and inclusion in artificial intelligence, believes that all students should have the opportunity to learn about AI and explore its applications. We share the same belief, and have gotten more kids involved in computer science and technology by donating to organizations like, building programs like Made with Code and CS First, and most recently helping AI4ALL expand learning resources for underrepresented youth. With a $1 million grant fr...
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Summer college enrollment up as Pell Grant money flows, helping students to graduate faster

Federal financial aid changes are producing significant enrollment increases in summer classes at many California colleges and raising hopes that students will be graduating faster as a result. Cal State Los Angeles, for example, has experienced nearly a doubling of its summer school population to about 5,900. Officials attribute most of that growth to the revival and expansion of federal Pell Grants that Congress approved last year for low- and moderate-income students. “That’s a pretty impress...
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Medical Internships for High School Students

Thinking about a future in medicine or a related field? We don’t have to tell you that med school is tough. It will take many years, and many thousands of dollars. It may be a good idea to dip your toes in the water before fully diving in. As a high school student, you should consider applying for a summer internship in the healthcare field. Programs range from research-intensive (working in a lab, conducting trials, comparing data) to hands-on clinical experiences (learning to suture, taking vi...
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Is LA Unified too slow to help its neediest students?

By Esmeralda Fabián Romero | LA School Report Two reports released Tuesday, June 7, urged the Los Unified School District to start making tough choices to boost student achievement and to move faster in delivering more funds to the schools serving the neediest students. The first study found that LA Unified has been slow to get increased state funding to the schools serving students with the highest needs, particularly in elementary and middle schools. The fourth annual “Report Card Progress in ...
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African-American students would get extra funding under proposal before Legislature

By John Fensterwald, EdSource California districts with African-American students, currently the lowest-performing ethnic or racial student group, would receive additional funding under a bill that passed its first legislative hurdle last week with the support of organizations representing both school districts and charter schools. Asssemblywoman Shirley Weber, D-San Diego, the primary author, said the bill is needed to correct the failure of the Local Control Funding Formula, as written, to add...
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Federal funding for California’s after-school programs intact, despite threatened budget cuts

By ASHLEY HOPKINSON, EdSource Despite fears that the federal government would drastically cut support to after-school and summer programs, the budget agreement recently signed by President Donald Trump includes $1.21 billion in funding, which will provide thousands of children in high-poverty areas, kindergarten through high school, help with reading, math and science homework after school. In 2017, the Trump administration proposed eliminating all federal funding for after-school and summer pro...
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Zendaya and help a community school bloom

In 2015, Roses in Concrete Community School opened in East Oakland, California. With a name inspired by a book of poetry written by Tupac Shakur, the school aims to create a model for urban education that prioritizes the needs of youth and families in the community it serves. It’s founder, Dr. Jeff Duncan-Andrade, believes education is the way to help young people understand that they can transform not only their community, but the world. By creating the conditions for our youngest change-makers...
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Young, gay and living on the street: LGBT youth face increased odds of homelessness

By CAROLYN JONES, EdSource oughout high school and college, Alicia slept in cars, tents, friends’ couches, benches, on the bus, on the train and in group homes. Almost anywhere but a shelter. “My experience with shelters is that you’d go when it was raining. You’d go to San Francisco, wait in line and sleep on the floor, if you slept at all,” the serious, soft-spoken Oakland woman, who’s now 22, said last week. “It’s scary enough to be a young person there. But if you’re queer you just feel a lo...
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