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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...
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Cal State faculty call for reforms to improve racial justice across system

Faculty across California State University are calling for a series of reforms meant to advance racial justice across the 23-campus system, from requiring students to take a class in ethnic studies to disarming campus police. The California Faculty Association, the union representing faculty across the Cal State system, on Wednesday released a report titled “Anti-Racism and Social Justice Transformation Package,” which also calls on CSU to create Black studies departments at every campus, offer ...
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Defendant in Southern California semen-tainted flute case agrees to plead guilty

An international music program founder who allegedly distributed semen-tainted flutes to schools in Orange and Los Angeles counties and traveled to the Philippines to have sex with minors is expected to plead guilty to federal and state charges in October. John Edward Zeretzke, 61, of Ventura, who formed Flutes Across the World in 2009 and has worked with thousands of children across the United States, has agreed to plead guilty to one federal count of production of child pornography and six sta...
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LAUSD board hears arguments for and against cuts in police department

Activists supporting the Black Lives Matter movement took their arguments once again to the Los Angeles Unified School District on Tuesday, June 30, urging board members to “defund” the school district’s independent law enforcement agency. This time, the proposal aimed to slash funding for the district’s police force by 50%. The board had not taken a vote on the matter as of about 3 p.m. Tuesday, after going into closed session about 2:30 p.m., following hours of public testimony on the police i...
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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...
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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...
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‘Zoom University’ students stuck with unwanted leases

Liana Chavez was halfway through her freshman year at Cal State Fullerton when she and three sorority sisters signed a lease for next year at the University House Fullerton student housing complex, one block south of campus. Then the coronavirus pandemic hit, shutting down almost all in-person classes at the state’s fourth-largest four-year university. Although all but one of her classes — a lab — will be online during the fall, the Northern California resident can’t get out of that lease unless...
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Hundreds of protesters march, urge cutting LAUSD school police department

UTLA board member Cecily Myart-Cruz speaks to protestors at the LAUSD headquarters in Los Angeles asking to de-fund the LAUSD school police Monday, June 16, 2020. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) UTLA board member Cecily Myart-Cruz speaks to protestors at the LAUSD headquarters in Los Angeles asking to de-fund the LAUSD school police Monday, June 16, 2020. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Sound The gallery will resume in seconds About ...
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LA Unified chief calls to end school police use of pepper spray and policy allowing chokeholds

Los Angeles Unified Superintendent Austin Beutner said Monday, June 15 that he will recommend the district’s school board eliminate school police officers’ use of pepper spray and policies allowing carotid choke holds before the next academic year. He also tapped a small group of community members to help conduct a budget review of the Los Angeles school police, “to look at what is needed to keep schools safe as well as what students need to feel free from stigma,” and present concrete changes t...
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Graduation: LAUSD TV special honors 28,000 graduates around the district

Honoring 28,000 graduates left without traditional graduation pomp and circumstance amid the coronavirus pandemic, LAUSD has created an hour-long TV special, “Los Angeles Unified Celebrates the Class of 2020.” The show will air at 6 p.m. Monday, June 15, on and KLCS-TV.   The show includes: Superintendent Austin Beutner Members of LAUSD’s Board of Education Student board member Frances Suavillo Gov. Gavin Newsom Sen. Kamala Harris TV host/comedian Ellen DeGeneres Rapper Lil Jon a...
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Torrance protesters work out in support of woman who endured racial tirade while exercising

About 100 black-clad protesters held an early-morning workout at Wilson Park on Friday, June 12, the day after a video went viral on Twitter that showed a white woman cursing and screaming racial epithets at a woman who identified herself as Filipino-American as she filmed her exercise routine. The incident occurred at steps leading to the bandstand not far from the ball field at the park. After Friday’s protest, some participants performed the same exercise routine that the victim of the tirade...
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David Lynch Recounts His Surreal Dream of Being a German Solider Dying on D-Day

Some of last week's major headlines: Police forcibly remove a large number of peaceable protestors from the area in front of a Washington DC church, so a 73-year-old white man can be photographed standing there alone, holding a prop bible. An unarmed 75-year-old white man approaches a Buffalo police officer at a protest and is shoved so forcefully that he cracks his skull open, lying unconscious and bleeding as members of the force step past him without offering assistance. But first the...
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Summer reading: Page-turning tips to keep your kids engaged

By Greg Hardesty When Baleigh Batiste picks up a book, she likes to plop down on her chair in her room to read it, or in a hammock in the backyard. The 9-year-old Placentia girl loves mysteries and stories that come in a series. “Reading helps the time pass,” Baleigh says. “I learn something, and it helps me relax.” Her brother, Brayden, 11, also likes to read in the hammock or on a couch in the living room. He’s into science fiction. “It gives you a glimpse of what could happen if we don’t act ...
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Yearbooks capture pre-coronavirus world for Southern California students

Before they started snapping pictures, writing copy blocks and designing pages, 26 Chaparral High School students selected a theme for the 2019-20 yearbook. One and only. Apropos of the months ahead, Jackie Schmidt’s yearbook students, like thousands of other creative minds across Southern California, set out in the fall to capture in art and text the uniqueness of a school year barrelling toward an abrupt and unprecedented ending. In March, as the coronavirus pandemic brought about distance lea...
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Résumés and Relationships: Advice for New Graduates Hoping to Enter Public Relations

Even in the best of times, young people graduating from college might struggle to distinguish themselves from the competition and land coveted jobs in public relations. Now, as the coronavirus shutdown pummels the job market, barriers to employment seem higher than ever. But recent grads can still get noticed and hired, said a panel of Southern California-based PR professionals during the May 20 webinar, “Get Your Foot in the Door and Stand Out,” hosted by PRSSA and the Glen M. Broom Center f...
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Masks, social distancing, smaller classes could be on tap for California’s 2020-21 school year

The novel coronavirus pandemic will shape what the 2020-21 California public school year looks like, when it begins in a little more than two months. “We’ve learned from the experience of (the 1918 flu) pandemic,” State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond said during an online press event Wednesday morning, May 27. “We know that we can flatten the curve by doing a few simple things,” like social distancing, hand washing and using face coverings. “California is rising to meet that ...
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For 2 months, they’ve taught school from home. Check out these images from their challenging, new worlds

Photos by Keith Birmingham | Text by Ariella Plachta When doors to Southern California schools closed in mid-March, public school teachers were given anywhere from a couple days to a few hours of preparation for “distance learning” amid the burgeoning pandemic. Related links Coronavirus: LAUSD to start new school year in August, but whether classrooms reopen remains uncertain Remote learning is that much harder for LA County special education students Without in-person contact, support fo...
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L.A. archdiocese says Catholic schools to learn remotely through rest of academic year

Private Catholic schools in Los Angeles, Ventura and Santa Barbara counties will remain closed and continue with online learning through the remainder of the academic year, the Archdiocese of Los Angeles said on Monday, May 11. Like schools across the state, the archdiocese closed its campuses on March 17 amid the burgeoning coronavirus pandemic. “After recent discussions with public health officials in the three counties we serve, public and private K-12 campuses will not be included in the ini...
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With campuses closed, regional centers strive to keep therapy and services for special-needs students on track

With the COVID-19 pandemic closing schools campuses and virtual learning in place, some special-needs students and students with learning disabilities in Southern California are losing crucial services and programs that are offered by school districts and service providers. Students can require such help as speech therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy, behavioral therapy and community integration. Even programs that continue amid the outbreak are often missing a vital component of thei...
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Coronavirus curtails police and fire explorer programs in Southern California

Israel Anaya-Morales felt fortunate to keep his job at In-N-Out in Signal Hill. But, like most Californians, his life changed drastically following the emergence of coronavirus this spring. The Cal State Fullerton student’s routine shifted from shuttling between work, classes and volunteer opportunities to finding himself restless at home in between shifts and digital lectures amidst the global crisis. The 20-year-old lieutenant in the Long Beach Police Department’s Explorer Post is one of hundr...
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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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LBUSD magnet, Anaheim Union academy Nos. 1 and 2 statewide, 2020 high school rankings say

Southern California has two of the top 20 high schools in the nation and five of the top 10 in California – including the three best – according to a report released late Monday night, April 20. The California Academy of Mathematics and Sciences, a Long Beach Unified magnet school in Carson, came in 11th nationally in U.S. News & World Report’s 2020 rankings. CAMS, on the Cal State Dominguez Hills campus, also ranked as the seventh best magnet school in the U.S. Cypress’ Oxford Academy, a regula...
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As food lines grow, L.A. Unified marks 10 million meals served to families amid coronavirus closures

At least 10 million meals have been distributed to children and adults in need of assistance in the wake of school closures amid the coronavirus pandemic, Los Angeles Unified School District officials said Monday, April 20. The milestone comes five weeks after campuses shuttered. As reports show unprecedented numbers of job losses amid L.A. stay-at-home orders and business shutdowns, lines continue to grow at the district’s dozens of “Grab and Go” meal sites. At San Fernando High School on Monda...
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Poll: Majority Of Americans Wouldn’t Feel Safe Attending Games Without Coronavirus Vaccine

LOS ANGELES (AP) — With the distinct possibility of pro sports resuming in empty venues, a recent poll suggests a majority of U.S. fans wouldn’t feel safe attending games anyway without a COVID-19 vaccine. According to the Seton Hall Sports Poll, 72% of Americans said they would not feel safe attending games without a vaccine, though the number dropped to 61% among people who identified themselves as sports fans. Nearly half the respondents in the poll, which had a margin of error of plus or min...
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How your Zoom meeting can avoid ‘Zoom-bombs’ of porn and profanity

As Californians have stayed home to avoid spreading the coronavirus, many have stayed connected to their campuses, workplaces or government meetings through videoconferencing. But trouble has followed. Loopholes in the most popular videoconferencing software, Zoom, have allowed trolls to insert pornographic videos into city council meetings, profanity and racism into high school classes and more. A screen grab from a video shows a March 31, 2020, Laguna Beach City Council meeting. Security fla...
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College-bound seniors cope with coranavirus cancellations

She flew to New York City on March 4 with her future in front of her. She had been granted an audition at Julliard, arguably the most prestigious arts academy in the nation. The young opera singer was trying to decide if moving to New York or attending the Boston Conservatory would be right for her. By the time she left the Big Apple four days later, her world had changed. Forever. Grace Juell, a senior at the Orange County School of the Arts, is among thousands of students in Southern Californi...
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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...
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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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