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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


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


‘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...
Tags: Business, Real Estate, Education, College, Housing, Sport, University, Soccer, Higher Education, Universities, Rent, Colleges, University Of California, Cal State Fullerton, Usc, Ucla


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


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...
Tags: News, Education, California, Sport, Soccer, Catholic, Disneyland, Santa Barbara, PAUL, Powell, Los Angeles Unified School District, California Department of Public Health, Los Angeles Ventura, Los Angeles Archdiocese, Escala, Archdiocese


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


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


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...
Tags: Health, News, Education, California, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Public Schools, Newsom, California Department of Education, Thurmond, Tony Thurmond, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR, Top Stories PE, Top Stories IVDB


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...
Tags: Business, Florida, News, Education, Medicine, Mexico, Sport, Soccer, Glendale, Higher Education, Graduation, Orange County, Ucla, Melissa, Rios, Woodland Hills


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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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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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...
Tags: News, Education, California, Cdc, La, Sport, Soccer, Beverly Hills, Ventura County, Usc, Taco Bell, Gavin Newsom, Los Angeles County, Center for Disease Control, LA County, Hermosa Beach


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...
Tags: News, Education, California, Sport, Soccer, San Diego, Gavin Newsom, Education Department, Marten, Thurmond, Cindy Marten, Center for Disease, Tony Thurmond, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR, Top Stories PE


USC planned tuition hike before coronavirus. They’re still doing it.

LOS ANGELES — USC will raise tuition for the 2020-21 school year by 3.5% regardless of whether classes are held onsite or online, the university’s student-led newsroom reported Thursday. Undergraduate tuition for the coming year will be set at $59,260 — an increase of $2,004, according to the Annenberg Media report. The university usually announces tuition hikes in March, but Annenberg Media first asked school officials in late April about the tuition plan and was told there had been no decision...
Tags: News, Education, California News, Los Angeles, Sport, University, Soccer, Higher Education, Nba, Usc, Jordan McLaughlin, Clay Helton, California State University, Lori Loughlin, Annenberg Media, Folt


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...
Tags: News, Education, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Sprint, Catholic, Lausd, Local News, Santa Barbara, Southern California, Los Angeles Ventura, Escala, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories IVDB, Top Stories Breeze


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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UTLA doubles down on charter co-locations as LAUSD reopening, coronavirus budget deficits hang in balance

Lynda Davey, a 70-year-old teacher at Shirley Avenue Elementary School in Reseda, found herself getting shooed from outside A-list actress Kristen Bell’s house in Los Feliz by police on a hot Thursday, May 7, afternoon as she sat in her red Mazda. Davey was one of dozens of Los Angeles public school teachers union members demanding, via a honking car-caravan at Los Angeles Unified School District headquarters and at homes of charter school leaders, a moratorium on campus-sharing agreements betwe...
Tags: News, Education, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Shirley, Kristen Bell, Local News, Bell, Davey, Los Feliz, Los Angeles Unified School District, Los Angeles Daily News, United Teachers Los Angeles, Reseda


New campus sexual assault rules bolster rights of accused

By COLLIN BINKLEY The U.S. Education Department on Wednesday finalized campus sexual assault rules that bolster the rights of the accused, reduce legal liabilities for schools and colleges, and narrow the scope of cases schools will be required to investigate. The change announced by Education Secretary Betsy DeVos reshapes the way the nation’s schools respond to complaints of sexual misconduct. It is meant to replace policies from the Obama administration that DeVos previously revoked, saying t...
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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


Most parents satisfied with online education, but some worry, according to USC study

LOS ANGELES — Most parents give a high grade to their child’s online education, but some are concerned their kids won’t be well prepared for the next school year, according to new findings from USC Dornsife’s national probability-based tracking survey measuring the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the lives of Americans. Related Articles 30 million have sought U.S. unemployment aid since virus hit Things to do – online – in the San Fernando Val...
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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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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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From ‘Grab and Go’ to culinary pro: Creative ways parents are using bags of LAUSD food aid

Quarantine in the time of coronavirus has made home cooks out of even the most restaurant-dependent among us. And when more than half of Angelenos reported filing for unemployment benefits, an increasing amount of food on the table is coming from aid organizations. One of the largest distributors of food daily has been the Los Angeles Unified School District, said this week that it has handed out 10.3 million total breakfast and lunch meals since the service began March 18. Lines to pick up the ...
Tags: Food, News, Education, California, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Local News, Andres, Los Angeles Unified School District, Van Nuys, Estrada, Sylmar, Maria Rodriguez, Cloutier, Top Stories LADN


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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Remote learning exposes racial and economic divide in LA County, say USC researchers

LOS ANGELES — When schools moved from classrooms to computers at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, a learning gap immediately opened between middle class families and low-income and minority families, USC researchers said Monday, asserting that this setback afflicts 25,000 families. Stay-at-home mandates to minimize spread of the coronavirus forced 1.5 million K-12 students in Los Angeles County to online classes, according to a USC statement citing analysis by Hernan Galperin, associate profe...
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With schools and daycare centers shut, childcare providers warn of influx if workplaces reopen

At the Child Development Consortium childcare center in Van Nuys, about 20 children attend per day and five more are slated to join. Executive director of the CDC Los Angeles Lisa Wilkin said more parents are itching to get back to work, which could mean more children at her 11 centers. As local health authorities hint at easing COVID-19 pandemic stay-at-home orders in the coming weeks, childcare and early education professionals warn of an increase in need for childcare as workplaces gradually ...
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