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Asian American groups call for crackdown on racism in coronavirus era

A coalition of Asian American groups has called on the state to establish a task force to investigate hundreds of racist incidents in California against people of Asian descent since the coronavirus pandemic, which began in China, hit the U.S., including one at Torrance’s Wilson Park that was caught on video and went viral on the internet. Stop Asian American Pacific Islander Hate, which has aggregated data on these incidents, said during a Wednesday, July 1, teleconference that Asian Americans ...
Tags: Crime, News, Education, California, China, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, Coalition, Community, Local News, Donald Trump, Public Safety, Gavin Newsom, Trump, South Bay


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...
Tags: Facebook, Asia, Crime, News, Education, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, United States, Philippines, Orange County, Orange, Child Sex Abuse, Southern California, Ventura, U S District Court


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...
Tags: News, Minnesota, Education, Washington, La, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Beverly Hills, Lausd, Black, Ucla, Gavin Newsom, Southern California, Morris


Record number of LAUSD students learn online while school’s out for summer

A record 100,000 students are enrolled in Los Angeles Unified’s digital summer school, which started Monday, June 29, with enrichment classes designed in partnership with celebrity filmmakers, musicians and sports stars. This is the first time summer school has been made available to all students in the LAUSD, and Superintendent Austin Beutner said that’s because the district believes it may help mitigate learning loss due to the pandemic that forced schools to close back in March and transition...
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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...
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


Teachers union calls for elimination of LAUSD police force

The United Teachers Los Angeles union is calling for the elimination of the Los Angeles Unified School District police department, it was announced Friday, June 26. The UTLA “House of Representatives” passed a motion Thursday night to eliminate LAUSD school police and redirect funding to mental health and counseling for students, said Anna Bakalis of the union. Thursday’s UTLA House of Representatives vote was 154-56, and follows a 35-2 vote by the UTLA Board of Directors on the same motion on J...
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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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LA archbishop calls for support to keep America’s 6,000 Catholic schools open

LOS ANGELES — Archdiocese of Los Angeles Archbishop José H. Gómez called Wednesday for nationwide support to keep Catholic schools open, saying many around the country face permanent closure because of the financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The archbishop’s views were expressed in his weekly column in the Arcodiocese’s multimedia news platform Angelus News and were made in the context of an expected ruling by the end of the month by the U.S. Supreme Court on education funding. RELATED ST...
Tags: News, Education, La, Religion, California News, America, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Catholic, Catholics, U S Supreme Court, Gomez, Jose H Gomez, U S Conference of Catholic Bishops, Catholic Schools


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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L.A. Archdiocese Catholic school campuses to reopen in Fall

Catholic schools in Los Angeles, Ventura and Santa Barbara counties will resume on-campus instruction this Fall, the Los Angeles Archdiocese announced in a statement Tuesday, June 16. The school openings at more than 250 campuses across the three-county region will follow guidance from the California Department of Public Health, which include physical distancing, regular sanitation, frequent hand washing and face coverings. Each school will also customize a plan to meet their specific needs. The...
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Hundreds of schools vulnerable to outbreaks because of vaccine reluctance, data suggests

A measles outbreak that began at Disneyland in 2014 led California lawmakers to tighten up vaccine requirements, eliminating personal and religious exemptions for school attendance.. Doses of the MMR (measles, mumps rubella) vaccine and the Tdap for whooping cough at the Health Care Agency, Orange County in Santa Ana. (File photo by Michael Goulding, Orange County Register/SCNG) That law took effect in 2016, but the state’s most recent vaccination data — from the 2018-19 school year — show t...
Tags: Health, News, Education, California, Cdc, Senate, Los Angeles, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, United States, Healthcare, MMR, Vaccinations, Bill, Disneyland


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...
Tags: News, Education, Police, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Aclu, Portland, Lausd, Lapd, Ucla, Southern California, City Hall, Board of Education, United Teachers Los Angeles, Austin Beutner


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 lausd.net 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...
Tags: News, Education, California, Sport, Soccer, Graduation, Lausd, Ellen Degeneres, Los Angeles Dodgers, Southern California, DAVE ROBERTS, Lil Jon, Austin Beutner, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories Breeze, KLCS


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...
Tags: Politics, News, Education, Minneapolis, Congress, California, NFL, Los Angeles, Sport, Taiwan, Soccer, Community, City Council, Black Lives Matter, Lapd, Public Safety


Graduation: Carlos Santana to address UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music grads

Carlos Santana will deliver the keynote address at the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music’s June 19 commencement, which will be held online, the university announced Monday, June 8. “I feel honored to be speaking to young musicians and a new generation of music scholars,” Santana said in a statement released by UCLA. “The class of 2020 is resilient, and their voices are needed now more than ever. I want them to use their music as a platform to empower and unite as we seek justice and creative solu...
Tags: News, Education, California, Mexico, John Lennon, San Francisco, Sport, Yoko Ono, Soccer, United States, Graduation, Carlos Santana, Ucla, Woodstock, Roll Hall of Fame, Santana


L.A. County school districts’ hybrid learning plans align with state guidelines

Los Angeles County school district plans for the next academic year appear to fall within new guidelines released by California education officials on Monday, June 8, which anticipated that at least some students will continue to learn from home amid the ongoing pandemic. The “Stronger Together: A Guidebook for the Safe Reopening of California’s Public Schools” guide is intended to serve as a guide for discussion on reopening schools for the 2020-21 academic year, decisions for which will be mad...
Tags: News, Education, California, Sport, Soccer, World Health Organization, Lausd, Los Angeles County, Pala Casino Spa, LA County, Austin Beutner, Sylmar, Chris Eftychiou, Long Beach Unified, Thurmond, Brian McDonald


New guidelines say school year will see some California students learning from home

California education officials expect at least some students to be learning from home, at least some of the time, when the new school year begins, even as the coronavirus pandemic continues, under new guidelines released Monday, June 8. The California Department of Education’s guidelines on reopening the state’s 1,037 public school districts, “Stronger Together: A Guidebook for the Safe Reopening of California’s Public Schools,” was released on Monday, June 8, 2020. Public schools around the s...
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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


Meet Dr. Rios: Sylmar resident overcame poverty to stride toward attaining her dream of becoming a pediatrician

As a 7-year-old, Melissa Rios asked her mother to buy her a black Fisher Price medical kit equipped with a plastic stethoscope and colorful medical bottles. She still has it. Now, she’s also got dual degrees from UCLA’s David Geffen School of Medicine and Fielding School of Public Health. As Rios took the Hippocratic Oath in a virtual UCLA graduation ceremony at her childhood home in Sylmar, she reminisced about the hard work it took to get her here, on her way to attaining her dream of becoming...
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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 ...
Tags: Health, Education, California, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Jack Dorsey, Local News, Orange County, Southern California, California Department of Education, Thurmond, Oakland Unified, Tony Thurmond, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR


Masks, social distancing, smaller classes 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 ...
Tags: Health, Education, California, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Jack Dorsey, Local News, Los Angeles County, LA County, California Department of Education, Thurmond, Oakland Unified, Tony Thurmond, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR


One-way hallways, staggered restroom breaks: L.A. County releases school opening guidelines

A framework for reopening schools released Wednesday, May 27 by the Los Angeles County Department of Education reveals potentially stark changes to the traditional school day for some 2 million students and their families. The 2020-21 school year redesigned for the pandemic could include: Classroom limits of 16 students Staggered restroom and playground use One-way hallways Cloth face coverings mandatory for all Isolation rooms and emergency plans if students or staff members become ill These ...
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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


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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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


UC regents suspend use of SAT, ACT test scores for admissions

The University of California Board of Regents voted today to suspend the use of SAT and ACT scores for students applying for admission as freshmen to its nine campuses, which include UCLA and UC Irvine, until fall 2024. The plan is to create a new test that better reflects preparedness and is equitable to all applicants. However, if a new test does not meet specified criteria in time for fall 2025 admission, UC will do away with the standardized testing requirement for California students. Detai...
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Chorus grows among L.A. County school leaders for more reopening support

School leaders in Los Angeles County joined a growing chorus for more state and federal assistance Thursday, May 21, asserting that public school systems will struggle to safely reopen schools this fall without adequate funding. The appeals came in response to an announcement by state Superintendent Tony Thurmond that most California schools would reopen in August or September with public health modifications, ranging from face masks to staggered playtime and smaller class sizes, but need federa...
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California schools can’t reopen without federal dollars, say state’s education leaders

California schools cannot reopen safely in the fall with such modifications as facemasks, smaller class sizes and frequent sanitation without additional funding, said state Superintendent of Instruction Tony Thurmond in a web conference with local school leaders Thursday, May 21. His plea came days after Gov. Gavin Newsom projected budget cuts for public schools by some $19 billion over two years as local school districts face mounting pandemic-related costs like technology purchases and food di...
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