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LAUSD board member settles ethics complaint into financial disclosure

Los Angeles Unified School District Board Member Scott Schmerelson has agreed to pay $400 for violations that he improperly filed a campaign finance disclosure form that omitted certain stock holdings. The Fair Political Practices Commission issued a warning to Schmerelson in another case earlier this year without repercussions after he allegedly failed to disclose the acquisition date of personal investments into tobacco corporation Altria Group. The settlement and two prior warning by the FPPC...
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Torrance, Hermosa Beach Catholic schools at heart of SCOTUS discrimination decision

The Supreme Court sided with two South Bay Catholic schools — one in Torrance, the other in Hermosa Beach — in a ruling Wednesday, July 8, that expands the number of employees at religious schools and other institutions who can’t sue for employment discrimination. The 7-2 ruling stemmed from cases involving two teachers whose contracts were not renewed and argued their respective schools discriminated against them. In one case, Agnes Morrissey-Berru sued Our Lady of Guadalupe school, in Hermosa ...
Tags: News, Supreme Court, Education, La, Religion, Court, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Fund, Associated Press, Catholic, Las Vegas, Kristen, Trump, San Bernardino


Assembly bill would shield school districts from coronavirus lawsuits

A new education bill — which State Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell, D-Long Beach — introduced this week seeks to limit liability related to the coronavirus for school districts this fall. O’Donnell, who chairs the Education Committee in the California Assembly and is a high school history teacher, said his bill will help protect districts from COVID-19-related lawsuits as they try to reopen this fall. Many school districts, under the guidance from the state and their respective counties, will t...
Tags: News, Education, California, La, Sport, Soccer, Williams, Long Beach, Local News, Orlando, Southern California, West Hollywood, Los Angeles County, Assembly, Education Committee, Donnell


LAUSD remains undecided about schools reopening this fall

Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent Austin Beutner said Monday, June 29, that no decision has been made about students returning to school facilities amid the COVID-19 pandemic when the academic year starts Aug. 18, but he said officials are working on a plan. Beutner’s statements were presented along with a survey from LAUSD that showed 59% of families said they would be comfortable sending their child back to school for the fall semester, while 21% said they are uncertain and 20...
Tags: News, Education, California, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Southern California, State, Los Angeles County, LA County, San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles Unified School District, Austin Beutner, Beutner


As LA public schools plan for fall, calls grow for improved online learning

As the coronavirus pandemic shows little signs of slowing down, calls are growing for the Los Angeles Unified School District to improve upon a hastily launched system of online learning for the coming academic year. A report compiled by parent advocacy organization Speak Up found the district’s distance-learning program has been “inconsistent at best and discriminatory at worst.” The report added that live online instruction, mandatory grades and consistent scheduling are critical to online sch...
Tags: News, Education, California, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Ap, Soccer, Lausd, Southern California, San Fernando Valley, United Teachers Los Angeles, Austin Beutner, Newsom, Blevins, Hamilton High School


National Merit Scholarship announces college-sponsored awards to LA County high school seniors

  Socially distant driveway graduation greeting on Saturday, May 23, 2020. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/ SCNG)   The National Merit Scholarship Corporation has announced today its first of two lists of high school seniors who have been awarded college-sponsored scholarships. The second group will be announced on July 13. Corporate-sponsored merit scholarships winners were announced on April 22. These awards are renewable for up to four years of college undergraduate study ...
Tags: Education, College, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, United States, Higher Education, High School, Universities, Local News, Usc, Scholarships, Los Angeles County, San Fernando, LA County, San Fernando Valley


City of San Fernando announces college scholarships for 10 students in fifth annual program

  Cap of a graduate in 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)   The City of San Fernando’s Education Commission has announced the 2020 scholarship recipients in the city’s fifth annual scholarship program. This year the commission is awarding a total of $5,000 in scholarships. Students who live, attend school or whose parents live in the city of San Fernando were eligible to apply for the scholarships. The scholarships were open to graduating h...
Tags: Education, College, Sport, Soccer, High School, Local News, Usc, Scholarships, Los Angeles California, San Fernando, Cesar Chavez, LA County, San Fernando Valley, Mike Garcia, Education Commission, Top Stories LADN


National Merit Scholarship awards 2020 scholarships to high school students in Los Angeles County

  Cap of a 2019 graduate in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)   The National Merit Scholarship Corporation recently announced the names of high school students in Los Angeles County who are either recipients of corporate-sponsored scholarships or $2,500 scholarships in 2020. Nationwide, high school students competed for a share of 7,600 scholarships worth more than $30 million. Corporate-sponsored merit scholarships winners were announced on April 22. These a...
Tags: Education, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, United States, High School, Local News, Montgomery, Scholarships, Los Angeles County, Valencia Valencia, Burbank, LA County, San Fernando Valley, Mackey, Knoblauch


Five high school students from LA County named U.S. Presidential Scholars for 2020

  A decorated 2019 graduation cap. (Photo by Michael Kitada, Contributing Photographer)   Five students in Los Angeles County have been named as United States Presidential Scholars. The announcement was made by U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos on Thursday. The 56th class of Presidential Scholars included 10 students from California. The U.S. Presidential Scholars Program was created in 1964 and has recognized more than 7,600 high school students in the country. The program was expand...
Tags: Education, California, Awards, Sport, Palo Alto, Soccer, United States, Glendale, High School, San Diego, District Of Columbia, Local News, Scholarships, Puerto Rico, Los Angeles County, LA County


Photos: Drive-through parade honors teachers in Reseda

Teachers and staff got a surprise visit from their youngest students and their families — via drive-by parade — at Kirk O’ The Valley School in Reseda on Thursday, May 14. The campus’ closure during the coronavirus pandemic had kept them apart for more than 60 days. Teachers waved and blew kisses as families slowly paraded by in decorated vehicles. After 60 days of not seeing their teachers during the pandemic, families of tots and preschoolers hold a surprise drive-through parade in lieu of...
Tags: News, Education, Sport, Soccer, House, Local News, Valley, Kirk, PTF, Woodland Hills, San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles Daily News, Reseda, Los Angeles Daily News SCNG, Sarah Reingewirtz, Soboba Casino Resort


Amid coronvirus crisis, dancin’ Conga Kids turn their homes into rehearsal studios

As he stood in front of a TV set on a recent afternoon, Aiden Alvarez made a few steps to the right, then to the left, spinning in circles and dancing across his living room. For a few minutes, Aiden’s father, Gabriel, watched his son mastering cha-cha steps before joining him, and following along with an instructor on the TV. “This is a great way to learn how to dance,” said Aiden, 11. “It’s kind of stressful with everything that has been going on. This helps you do something cheerful and fun.”...
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With access to homes deemed a pandemic-era risk, special-needs parents grapple with respite care services

Respite care gives parents with special needs children a chance to take a break. It’s an important service that the regional centers throughout California coordinate through agencies to provide parents with support to supervise their children for a few hours a week. It gives parents a chance to go grocery shopping, run errands, spend time with their other children, have lunch or grab a cup of coffee with a friend or take a nap. Preston Lingbloom, 19, is a student at Valencia High School and ...
Tags: News, Education, California, California News, Sport, Special Needs, Soccer, Preston, Community, Laura, Santa Clarita, LA County, Gavin, San Fernando Valley, Castaic, Janka


‘We’re already isolated as it is’: With in-person contact on hold, support for special-needs parents faces challenges amid pandemic

Christine Ruiz started a support group for parents of special needs children years ago. They used to meet at Mimi’s Cafe in Valencia. Ruiz has three sons, two are in special day classes in the William S. Hart School District in Santa Clarita. The support group she started grew quickly. They had to move to the Saint Kateri Tekakwitha Catholic Church to make room for the parents who were seeking support, guidance and advice in regard to their special needs children. Preston Lingbloom, 19, live...
Tags: News, Education, California News, Sport, Special Needs, Soccer, Preston, Local News, Gavin Newsom, Santa Clarita, San Fernando Valley, Antelope Valley, Ruiz, Weller, Castaic, Janka


Coronavirus: LAUSD to start new school year in August, but whether classrooms reopen remains uncertain

The next academic year for Los Angeles public school students will begin mid-August — after two months of virtual summer school — but whether the fall begins online or in physical classrooms remains unclear, L.A. school district officials said Monday, May 4. Open enrollment summer session will begin in mid-June, said Superintendent Austin Beutner during his weekly update  launched after schools were forced to shutter for the coronavirus pandemic. “The 2020-21 school year starts on August 18,” sa...
Tags: News, Education, California, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Local News, Ucla, Gavin Newsom, Disney World, San Fernando Valley, Medi Cal, Austin Beutner, Beutner


No prom. No awards night. No graduation? Class of 2020 gets creative with celebrations

Isolated at home during the coronavirus pandemic with almost no chance for a prom or graduation ceremony, Eagle Rock High School senior Lincoln Debenham had an idea. He tweeted a message to former President Barack Obama, asking if he would record a national commencement speech to encourage the Class of 2020. A few days later, the tweet — liked 223,000 times — was picked up by ABC News and CNN and reached Obama, who reportedly was “very flattered” but made no commitment, Debenham said. “We experi...
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Amid coronavirus, UTLA push against L.A. charter school co-locations is staying course

Amid unprecedented school upheaval during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Los Angeles teacher’s union fight against campus-sharing agreements between charter and district schools stayed firmly on course to the outcry of charter advocates. The ongoing pressure campaign was on display in a socially-distanced demonstration at Shirley Elementary in Reseda on Tuesday morning, April 14, as teachers in masks stood six feet apart and protested a plan to open a new privately operated public school on their ca...
Tags: News, Education, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Kansas City, LA County, San Fernando Valley, CWC, West Valley, Austin Beutner, Alex Caputo Pearl, Reseda, Beutner


Amid coronavirus, UTLA’s push against L.A. charter school co-locations is staying its course

Amid unprecedented school upheaval during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Los Angeles teacher’s union fight against campus-sharing agreements between charter and district schools stayed firmly on course to the outcry of charter advocates. The ongoing pressure campaign was on display in a socially-distanced demonstration at Shirley Elementary in Reseda on Tuesday morning, April 14, as teachers in masks stood six feet apart and protested a plan to open a new privately operated public school on their ca...
Tags: News, Education, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Kansas City, LA County, San Fernando Valley, CWC, West Valley, Austin Beutner, Alex Caputo Pearl, Reseda, Beutner


Essential work, layoffs and a cancer diagnosis: LA families juggle remote school with COVID-19

In the northeast San Fernando Valley, three families are keeping in close touch with one kindergarten teacher as they navigate lives upended by the coronavirus pandemic. They are drug store workers, a hospital receptionist, a laid off mechanic and a landscaper. With schools shuttered for a month, they are juggling kids with schoolwork to do at home alongside sometimes grueling work schedules of their own and, in one case, a cancer diagnosis. Their circumstances typify that of many families in Lo...
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Supt. Austin Beutner said more LAUSD students are online, though gaps remain as spring break begins

About 74% of nearly 500,000 K-12 students at Los Angeles public schools have access to technology and have logged on to distance learning platforms — including 96% of high school students — according to the L.A. Unified School District officials. LAUSD Superintendent Austin Beutner shared the charted figures on Monday, April 6, in a distance-learning update, three weeks after he closed school campuses amid the worsening coronavirus epidemic. The numbers reflected progress at the start of a week-...
Tags: News, Education, Disney, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Pbs, LA County, San Fernando Valley, United Teachers Los Angeles, Austin Beutner, Alex Caputo Pearl, Beutner, Kristen Wright, Tony Thurmond


Coronavirus sheds light on how many Southern Californians still lack internet access

Jessica Lopez’s struggle to afford home internet service has always been inconvenient, making it tough for her 6-year-old daughter to do school assignments or for Lopez to complete online forms occasionally required by her employers at the Hilton of Anaheim. Now the coronavirus pandemic has moved her daughter’s kindergarten entirely online and shuttered her hotel, eliminating her job busing tables. And Lopez said her lack of internet access is forcing some tough decisions. Though she’s trying to...
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Teachers union pushes back on LAUSD distance-learning methods amid coronavirus outbreak

United Teachers Los Angeles officials demanded more leeway from the Los Angeles Unified School District Thursday to conduct remote learning during potentially prolonged campus closures due to the coronavirus epidemic. In a morning Facebook live address Thursday, UTLA President Alex Caputo-Pearl said that teaching via live video-conferencing should be non-mandatory and that administrators should not join Zoom or other live classes, among other demands outlined in a letter to the district. “Our me...
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Coronavirus: UC system suspends SAT/ACT requirements for 2021 applicants

The University of California is drastically relaxing its fall 2021 admissions standards for applicants who are currently high school juniors, including suspending the requirement that they take standardized tests and allowing pass/fail grades for this spring’s classes affected by the coronavirus pandemic, according to a university announcement Wednesday. The dramatic action came in response to the cancellation of testing by the SAT and ACT this spring and to the widespread disruption at high sch...
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LAUSD struggles to reach significant number of students online, many of them homeless

Out of some 120,000 students at Los Angeles public high schools, about one-third have not logged into online instruction every day and 15,000 have been entirely absent from all online learning, according to the L.A. Unified School District officials On Monday, LAUSD Supt. Austin Beutner shared the figures in a distance learning update two weeks after he decided to close school campuses amid the worsening coronavirus epidemic. The numbers, he said, reflects the district’s most vulnerable students...
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With coronavirus-prompted distance learning, teens cope with social isolation, new stressors

A cluster of friends high-fived and chatted at the entrance to Reseda Charter High on Wednesday morning, standing rather close to one another at a time when public health officials caution against breaching 6 feet with anyone outside your household. They stood in a line that snaked around the block to pick up school-issued laptops for remote instruction. It’s been nearly two weeks since schools in Southern California and across the nation shuttered, hoping to hamper spread of the coronavirus pan...
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Watch this! Chino Hills High students singing solo, but ‘together,’ to inspire the world

A high school choir in San Bernardino County came together to sing – without being together. They performed a capella, each from their own home and each alone. But when the voices came together in a bit of video editing magic, their rendition of “Over the Rainbow” delivered a message of hope and resilience in the time of fear. And the video of the ballad sung by a Chino Hills High School choir struck a chord across the country and world, viewed on social media by more than two million people....
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LAUSD families pick up some solace in ‘grab n go’ meals amid coronavirus school shutdown

They are families with just one working parent, a special-needs child at home, or a pantry that needs stocking during school shutdowns thanks to the novel coronavirus pandemic. On Tuesday morning, they all rolled up in minivans and Corollas to receive a breakfast and lunch for every child or adult who asked, courtesy of the Los Angeles Unified School District at Van Nuys High School, one of the 60 “Grab n’ Go” centers across the 700-mile district. The food distribution will become a daily ritual...
Tags: News, Education, California, Sport, Soccer, Red Cross, Lausd, Jackson, Local News, Gavin Newsom, Southern California, San Fernando Valley, Van Nuys, Austin Beutner, Reseda, Newsom


As LAUSD refines remote learning, Gov. Newsom says coronavirus closures may last through school year

Los Angeles Unified School District parents and educators may need to be ready for a very long spell of home schooling. Gov. Gavin Newsom said Tuesday that most California schools will likely remain closed for the rest of the school year because of the new coronavirus outbreak. “I would plan and assume it is unlikely that many of these schools, few if any, will open before the summer break,” said Newsom, a father of four, in a press conference. “I don’t want to mislead you, to six-plus million k...
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Newsom says schools likely to be closed for the rest of the school year for coronavirus

Public schools across California are likely to be closed for the remainder of the school year in response to increasing spread of coronavirus, Gov. Gavin Newsom said in a news conference Thursday afternoon. “I would plan and assume it is unlikely that many of these schools, few if any, will open before the summer break,” said Newsom, a father of four. “I don’t want to mislead you, to six-plus million kids in our system and their families, they need to make some plans at a time when a lot of plan...
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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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LA Unified, San Diego schools to close all campuses starting Monday to combat coronavirus spread

The Los Angeles Unified and San Diego Unified school districts, the two largest districts in California, said they will close beginning on Monday, March 16 in an effort to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus. The announcement came after school officials deliberated their response to the coronavirus outbreak in a hastily assembled 7 a.m. emergency closed session meeting at the district’s downtown headquarters on Friday, March 13. “California has now entered a critical new phase in the fig...
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