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Los Angeles and San Diego schools to remain online-only in autumn

California’s two biggest school districts note ‘public health imperative’ amid surge in coronavirus casesCalifornia’s two largest school districts, Los Angeles and San Diego, announced on Monday that classes will remain online-only throughout the fall, pointing to a surge in coronavirus cases that could affect teachers as well as students.“There’s a public health imperative to keep schools from becoming a petri dish,” said Austin Beutner, the school superintendent in Los Angeles, whose county is...
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2,593 new coronavirus cases reported as LA County scrambles to respond to Gov. Newsom’s latest shutdown

With coronavirus deaths expected to rise in coming weeks, Gov. Gavin Newsom hit Los Angeles County and other counties on the state’s “watch list” with a major rollback to reopening of businesses and houses of worship on Monday, July 13. On a day when 13 new deaths and 2,593 were reported in LA County, public health officials said they would amend the county’s health order to adhere to the state’s directive to close all indoor activities at churches, indoor protests, fitness centers, malls, perso...
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LA County leaves door open for school campuses to reopen next month

Los Angeles County public health officials, in consultation with the county’s top education official, said Monday, July 13, that the county’s school campuses may reopen to students wholly or in part in the fall, leaving the tough decisions ultimately to local officials. The announcement came shortly after Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent Austin Beutner said schools in that district — the nation’s second largest — would not open classrooms with in-person instruction this fall am...
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No students on campus when LAUSD starts school in fall

When nearly 700,000 students of the Los Angeles Unified School District resume classes in the fall, the school year will begin with entirely distance learning, according to Superintendent Austin Beutner during a weekly address to parents and educators on Monday, July 13. “Science is our guide,” Beutner said. “(Fall classes) will not start with students at school facilities. The health and safety of all in the school community is not something we can compromise.” The announcement came a week afte...
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LAUSD announces online-only start for 2020-21 school year, making athletic activity look unlikely

Support our high school sports coverage by becoming a digital subscriber. Subscribe now. Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent Austin Beutner announced Monday that all of its schools will begin the 2020-21 school year on Aug. 18 with online-only instruction due to the ongoing spread of the coronavirus. “Unfortunately, COVID-19 continues to spread in the Los Angeles area and the virus is going to impact how we start the school year,” Beutner said in a statement. “While the new scho...
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Beutner: No students on campus when LAUSD starts school in fall

When nearly 700,000 students of the Los Angeles Unified School District resume classes in the fall, the school year will begin with entirely distance learning, according to Superintendent Austin Beutner during a weekly address to parents and educators on Monday, July 13. “Science is our guide,” Beutner said. “(Fall classes) will not start with students at school facilities. The health and safety of all in the school community is not something we can compromise.” The announcement came a week afte...
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School names latest target in effort to account for racist legacies of historical figures

Michael Chwe was surprised – and motivated to act. The UCLA economics professor received his bachelor’s degree from the California Institute of Technology, in Pasadena, and remembers well the reverence for Robert A. Millikan, a renowned physicist and the university’s first president, around campus. The Nobel Prize recipient, Chwe said, represented a sort of demigod. But then, the current racial justice movement sprang up, in the wake of the Memorial Day killing of George Floyd. And Chwe, through...
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‘Slow down,’ parents, local school officials declare, as Trump urges full reopening

With President Donald Trump on Wednesday threatening to withhold funding from schools that won’t reopen fully in the fall, it pitted his administration squarely against current guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention — as well as California’s school leaders, local health officials in Los Angeles County and many local school administrators. It also leaves many parents and educators confused and uncertain. “In Germany, Denmark, Norway, Sweden and many other countries, sch...
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4,015 new cases of coronavirus shatter LA County’s single-day record; 48 deaths reported

Los Angeles County reported its highest number of new coronavirus cases in a day Tuesday, July 6, by Los Angeles County health officials, but the high number, in part, was due to a backlog of test results belatedly turned in. Some 2,000 of those new cases, however, were from test results received from one lab that just submitted results from July 2-5. There were 48 new deaths and 4,015 new cases of positive COVID-19 cases in the county. The latest in an array of alarming numbers arrived as Presi...
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If LAUSD stays online for fall, there will be an ‘ambitious set of expectations,’ says superintendent

LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles Unified Superintendent Austin Beutner said Monday there’s still no timetable on when school facilities may reopen due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the district may need to create a balance of online and in-person classes for the next academic year that starts Aug. 18. “As we look ahead to the start of a new school year, the challenge is to build on the foundation that’s been put in place over the past few months and apply the learnings to provide the best possible educ...
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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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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...
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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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LAUSD discussion on future of school police ends in stalemate

A Los Angeles Unified School District Board of Education discussion about the future of its 471-member police department ended in a stalemate Tuesday, after zero of the three proposals for action received majority support from the seven-member body. The legislative impasse came after hours of public comment and vigorous debate among the democratically elected board following weeks of youth-led protests to defund the Los Angeles School Police Department (LASPD), a call backed by the teachers unio...
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LA school board to mull funding cuts for police department following ‘defund’ protests

The Los Angeles Unified school board will consider three resolutions calling to re-examine, reform or all-but dismantle its school police department on Tuesday, a topic likely to spark impassioned debate about the role of law enforcement officers in schools. The resolutions come amid ongoing protests for racial justice and demands that local governments slash municipal police budgets, calls directed at the LA School Police Department (LASPD) after public school districts in Minneapolis, Chicago ...
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Supreme Court ruling on DACA brings joy, wary relief for many in Southern California

For the past few weeks, on the days when the U.S. Supreme Court releases its rulings, Rosa Barrientos has been waking up early to meet up with fellow immigrant-rights advocates – just in case a DACA decision was forthcoming. On Thursday, that day came. “I feel overwhelmed with happiness,” said Barrientos, 26, a recipient of the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which on Thursday got a lifeline from the highest court in the land. Justices rejected the way the Trump adminis...
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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 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...
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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...
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Whenever schools reopen, they are likely to do it with a shortage of nurses and other support staff

Before the nation erupted into a wave of unrest following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, L.A. County released guidelines on reopening K-12 schools and LAUSD Superintendent Austin Beutner said if campuses open in the fall, they are likely to operate in a hybrid model. Despite expectations that campus health professionals play a key role in reopening, many schools simply don’t have one. Districts have long operated with a dearth of full-time school nurses and counselors. It’s a shortage...
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Return to LAUSD schools still uncertain but could be online/in-person hybrid

What Los Angeles public schools will look like this fall remains unclear, but campuses could combine a mix of in-person and online instruction depending on availability of testing and the trajectory of the COVID-19 outbreak, said L.A. Unified officials Wednesday, June 3. In a live-streamed address, Superintendent Austin Beutner called on local and state government leaders to provide testing and contact tracing to students and staff, pointing the key role schools play in reopening the economy. LA...
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Return to LAUSD schools remains uncertain but could be online/in-person hybrid

What Los Angeles public schools will look like this fall remains unclear, but campuses could combine a mix of in-person and online instruction depending on availability of testing and the trajectory of the COVID-19 outbreak, said L.A. Unified officials Wednesday, June 3. In a live-streamed address, Superintendent Austin Beutner called on local and state government leaders to provide testing and contact tracing to students and staff, pointing the key role schools play in reopening the economy. LA...
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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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Coronavirus economy could cost LAUSD $500 million

The coronavirus economy will deliver a $507 million hit for Los Angeles Unified’s coming academic year, officials said on Tuesday, May 19, at the district’s first board meeting since the outbreak forced campuses to shutter. District Chief Financial Officer David Hart offered the grim post-pandemic budget projections for the nation’s second largest school district, which he said was already operating with a structural deficit and facing declining enrollment. According to his projection, L.A. Unif...
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LAUSD superintendent says budget cuts could be ‘just as real a threat’ as coronavirus

Los Angeles Unified Superintendent Austin Beutner warned Monday, May, 18, that state budget cuts could harm students, while the district is bracing for its own budget shortfalls due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “The harm children are facing is just as real a threat to them as is the coronavirus,” he said in a prepared weekly address. Beutner added that state and federal governments “jumped into action” to support patients who became ill and pour funding to make sure hospitals were adequately funded...
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High school football coaches weigh in on potential season-altering options, challenges amid pandemic

Support our high school sports coverage by becoming a digital subscriber. Subscribe now. The speculation of what the high school football season will look like in 2020 is swirling and changing direction at warp speed. Frankly, it may be too early to talk about football with the on-going COVID-19 pandemic impacting the chances of students (physically) even re-entering the classroom this coming fall. Los Angeles Unified School District superintended Austin Beutner announced school will resume on...
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Coronavirus: Nearly all LAUSD students are now learning online, says district superintendent

Nearly every public school student in Los Angeles is participating in online learning, said L.A. Unified Superintendent Austin Beutner almost two months since schools closed for the coronavirus and nearing the academic year’s end. District officials said virtual summer school, which is open for any student wishing to attend, is slated to begin June 24. The district is also working on creating more online learning plans for students with disabilities. District leaders are also bracing for a histo...
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Remote learning is that much harder for LA County special education students

Since California announced the closure of public schools more than a month ago, the process of moving to remote learning has been vexing for both parents and educators –  but particularly those of children with disabilities. Despite the threat of litigation and the myriad challenges of translating special education services to virtual platforms, many Los Angeles County school districts have carried on implementing distance learning for all students. “To not provide any education because we’re wo...
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