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Photos: LAUSD students participate in sports clinics

The L.A. Education Recovery Fund and LAUSD, in collaboration with the LA Sports Council and professional sports teams, host a sports clinic for students at the Robert F. Kennedy UCLA Community School in Los Angeles on Wednesday, July 21, 2021. Participating sports organizations include the LA Dodgers, LA Rams, LA Chargers, LA Galaxy, LA Kings, LA Sparks, and Ready, Set, Gold! (Photo by Axel Koester, Contributing Photographer) Children line up for a free sports clinic sponsored by the L.A. Edu...
Tags: Education, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Local News, Social Justice, Bell, Marshall, Bds, LA Rams, Koreatown, U S Education, Los Angeles Unified, Beutner, Paola Gonzalez


Q&A: With updated coronavirus measures in place, here’s what the new school year will look like for LAUSD

When Los Angeles Unified students return to campuses a month from now, staff and students, with some exceptions, will be expected to wear a mask indoors, as they did when schools reopened in the spring. But those who are fully vaccinated will no longer have to undergo regular COVID-19 testing, a major departure from district protocols in the spring when all staff and students on campus were to be tested weekly. And student athletes will be back to their regular sports schedules this fall. Those ...
Tags: Health, Education, Cdc, Government, Russia, Sport, Soccer, Moscow, Community, Lausd, Local News, City Of Angels, Board of Education, U S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, LA County, Merv


Superintendent Beutner offers final briefing as he departs role of LAUSD chief

In the waning days of his tenure leading the nation’s second-largest public school system, Los Angeles Unified Superintendent Austin Beutner delivered his final weekly online address on Monday, June 28, offering a few pieces of advice to the district and his eventual successor. “It’s been a privilege,” Beutner said of his three years serving as superintendent, seeing LAUSD through challenges such as the pandemic and a teachers’ union strike. Beutner will step down when his contract expires on We...
Tags: News, Education, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Community, Lausd, Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles Unified, Austin Beutner, Beutner, Beaudry, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories Breeze, LAUSD Board of Education, Coronavirus


LAUSD superintendent reminds families about child tax credit

Los Angeles Unified Superintendent Austin Beutner said on Monday, June 21, that most families served by the school district qualify for the federal Child Tax Credit. “More than 80% of the families we serve, as well as a considerable number of Los Angeles Unified employees, are eligible to receive money under this program,” Beutner said. “We want to help the half-million families we serve receive the Child Tax Credit, which can provide them with up to $3,600 per child to help them make ends meet....
Tags: Health, News, Education, Government, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Community, Lausd, Biden, Child Tax Credit, Los Angeles Unified, Austin Beutner, Beutner, Jimmy Gomez, Top Stories LADN


As his term nears end, Beutner’s Hollywood Bowl address applauds scope of LAUSD’s pandemic response

Using his final State of the Schools address to shine a spotlight on public education, outgoing Los Angeles Unified schools chief Austin Beutner also used the moment to call on all Angelenos to make sure every child receives a good education. LAUSD Supt. Austin Beutner (File photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) In a speech centered on the theme that the nation’s second largest K-12 system has served as a model for other districts, Beutner made a case for why an address ab...
Tags: Health, Amazon, Verizon, News, Education, California, Government, Los Angeles, Sport, Jimi Hendrix, Soccer, Community, Lausd, Pbs, Hollywood Bowl, Ella Fitzgerald


LAUSD joining with Jimmy Iovine, Dr. Dre on new high school In South LA

LOS ANGELES — L.A. Unified Superintendent Austin Beutner, along with music producer and entrepreneur Jimmy Iovine and artist-producer-entrepreneur Andre “Dr. Dre” Young on Monday, June 14, announced a joint effort to launch a new high school in South Los Angeles. A release from the LAUSD said the school’s curriculum will build on USC Iovine and Young Academy’s groundbreaking approach — which combines design, business and technology with hands-on, real-world learning to help develop young leaders...
Tags: Business, News, Education, Government, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Sony, Community, Lausd, Academy, Jimmy Iovine, Dre, South Los Angeles, LA County, South LA


Bad teachers are a bigger threat to students than school police

Last summer, with tempers still boiling over the murder of George Floyd, the California Teachers Association and its hundreds of local affiliates joined the chorus of activists calling to defund all police everywhere. The Los Angeles teachers union still insists its members will not return to classes until police are removed from campuses throughout the nation’s second-largest school district. As a former Orange County Probation Department officer and a current public school teacher in Orange Co...
Tags: California, Opinion, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Orange County, Chicago Public Schools, Orange County Register, California Teachers Association, Santa Ana, Fiona Ma, Los Angeles Unified, United States Department of Education, Guest Commentary, Orange County Probation Department, George Floyd


LAUSD students will have full-time in-person option in fall, Beutner says

This fall, middle and high school students in Los Angeles Unified will be able to attend school in person full-time five days a week and move between classrooms, Superintendent Austin Beutner said Monday, May 24, addressing a key issue with the current hybrid model that limits secondary students to learning online from a classroom. Allowing students to move between classrooms and actually receive instruction in person from their teachers could go far in drawing more students back to campus. The ...
Tags: News, Education, Sport, Soccer, Graduation, Vaccinations, Lausd, District, Los Angeles Unified, United Teachers Los Angeles, Austin Beutner, Beutner, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories Breeze, Top Stories LBPT, Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce


Los Angeles Unified to Offer Full Campus Teaching Next Fall

The huge Los Angeles Unified School District will start the new school year next fall with on-campus, in-person instruction for all students five days a week but will retain an online option.
Tags: Los Angeles Unified School District, Los Angeles Unified


Q&A: Here’s what we know about graduation ceremonies for LAUSD schools

Los Angeles Unified students in the class of 2021 got some welcome news recently: They may be able to cap off the end of their high school careers with an in-person graduation ceremony — something last year’s graduates missed out on due to the coronavirus pandemic. While celebrations will still be modified from years’ past because the pandemic isn’t over, school board President Kelly Gonez noted that conditions have improved enough that in-person celebrations are now possible. Last year, the dis...
Tags: News, Education, California, Sport, Soccer, Graduation, Lausd, Local News, Knott, LA County, Berry Farm, Los Angeles Unified, Austin Beutner, Top Stories LADN, Kelly Gonez, Top Stories Breeze


LAUSD lands deal with Amazon to employ students headed for college

LAUSD Sup. Austin Beutner announces a partnership with LAUSD graduating seniors and Amazon for flexible jobs that work with college schedules during a press conference at Woodrow Wilson Senior High School in Los Angeles on Monday, May 17, 2021. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Daniel Enriquez, 17, a senior, who wants to be an environmental engineer, says he plans on applying for an Amazon job while attending East Los Angeles College during LAUSD Sup. Austin Beutner’s...
Tags: Amazon, California, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Southern California, Los Angeles Daily News, Los Angeles Unified, Austin Beutner, Beutner, Woodrow Wilson High School, Elac, Sarah Reingewirtz, East Los Angeles College, LAUSD LAUSD


LAUSD Board of Education decides not to extend 2021-22 school year

Rather than mandate a longer academic year, schools in the Los Angeles Unified district will only be required to provide the typical 180 days of instruction for the 2021-22 year — although individual campuses will have the option to offer extra class or staff development time, the Board of Education decided on Tuesday, May 4. The board’s unanimous vote, based on a recommendation by district staff, came a day after LAUSD leaders scrapped a proposal by Superintendent Austin Beutner to tack on 10 m...
Tags: Hollywood, News, Education, California, Sport, Chicago, Soccer, Lausd, Board of Education, LA County, Los Angeles Unified, Scott Schmerelson, United Teachers Los Angeles, Austin Beutner, Beutner, UTLA


250 LAUSD students perform with H.E.R. at Vax Live as Fender donates thousands of instruments

LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles Unified and the Fender Play Foundation announced Monday the expansion of a music program that provides free instruments and lessons for middle school students. The music program began last June, providing 5,000 students with guitars, basses and ukuleles from Fender, and it will double in size this coming year. LAUSD Superintendent Austin Beutner said youngsters already participating in the program have enjoyed teacher-led lessons and learned a new skill among friends at...
Tags: News, California News, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Oscar, Jennifer Lopez, Harry, Lausd, South East, Los Angeles Unified, Austin Beutner, Evan Jones, Beutner, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories Breeze


LA County reports no new coronavirus deaths Sunday, 313 new cases

Los Angeles County reported no additional coronavirus-related deaths on Sunday, May 2, welcome news for officials who’ve seen increasing evidence in recent weeks that the pandemic is on the wane. The county also reported 313 new cases of COVID-19. Officials cautioned that those low numbers, though in step with recent downward trends, likely reflect reporting delays over the weekend during scaled-back record-keeping. According to state figures, the number of coronavirus patients in county hospita...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, Government, Environment, Sport, Soccer, Community, Biden, Disneyland, Caltech, Los Angeles County, U S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, District, Ferrer


L.A. Metro should provide free public transit for all children

Re: “LA Metro looks into fareless buses and trains, and they’re starting with students” (April 23, 2021): Since 2019, Los Angeles Unified has been urging the L.A. Metro provide free public transit for public school students. That advocacy – supported by a coalition of over 50 community, business, and labor organizations – resulted in the L.A. Metro passing a resolution on January 23, 2020 requesting staff undertake a feasibility study. The motion stated that Metro’s “existing student pass progra...
Tags: New York, Opinion, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, SEIU, Metro, Garcetti, Los Angeles Unified, Austin Beutner, Letters-to-the-editor, LA Metro, Chicago Washington D C, Los Angeles Unified School District Max Arias


UTLA president: LAUSD campus reopenings have generally gone well, ‘but the exhaustion is real’

LAUSD Superintendent Austin Beutner and UTLA President Cecily Myart-Cruz visit the school chicken coop at Playa Vista Elementary School on Thursday, April 29, 2021. (Photo by Axel Koester, Contributing Photographer) LAUSD Superintendent Austin Beutner and UTLA President Cecily Myart-Cruz visit the school chicken coop at Playa Vista Elementary School on Thursday, April 29, 2021. (Photo by Axel Koester, Contributing Photographer) LAUSD Superintendent Austin Beutner and UTLA President Cecily M...
Tags: News, Education, California, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Philippines, Lausd, Pasadena, District, Ferrer, LA County, Rebecca Johnson, Los Angeles Unified, Austin Beutner, Beutner


LAUSD playgrounds will reopen with new cleaning procedures and play rules

LOS ANGELES — Playgrounds at all Los Angeles Unified elementary schools and early education centers will reopen Monday after being closed due to the coronavirus pandemic. District personnel will use electrostatic misters and approved disinfectant to regularly sanitize playground equipment, the same procedure used to clean frequently touched surfaces in a school, according to Superintendent Austin Beutner. Only one group of students will be allowed to use the playground at a time, and students wi...
Tags: News, Education, California News, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Local News, Los Angeles Unified, Austin Beutner, Beutner, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories Breeze, Coronavirus


LAUSD welcomes secondary students back to school this week

For the past two weeks, Los Angeles Unified officials have focused their attention on welcoming the district’s youngest learners back to classrooms. This week, they turn their attention to secondary students. Sixth and ninth graders will head to school for the first time in more than 13 months today, April 27, or on Wednesday, while students in grades 7-8 and 10-12 are set to return Thursday or Friday. For the students returning today, this may well be their first time to step foot on their camp...
Tags: News, Education, Cdc, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Biden, Local News, District, LA County, Los Angeles Unified, Austin Beutner, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories Breeze, Coronavirus


LAUSD students should be able to return to all-day, in-person instruction in fall, superintendent says

Students in Los Angeles Unified should be able to return to all-day, in-person instruction in the fall, assuming schedules are adjusted, more people in the community get vaccinated and the level of coronavirus infections continue to drop, Superintendent Austin Beutner said Monday, April 26. As the district’s secondary students prepare to head back to classrooms this week — the first time in more than a year — Beutner acknowledged that middle and high schoolers won’t receive in-person instruction...
Tags: News, Education, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Afghanistan, Soccer, Lausd, Biden, Disneyland, Orange County, Gavin Newsom, Carter, Carson, District, LA County


LAUSD’S outgoing superintendent offers to ‘be around’ to help with transition

LAUSD Superintendent Austin Beutner holds a press conference at Willow Elementary School in South Gate on Thursday, April 22, 2021 after welcoming back students. Beutner said this week he will not renew his contract when it ends in June. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) LAUSD Superintendent Austin Beutner holds a press conference at Willow Elementary School in South Gate on Thursday, April 22, 2021 after welcoming back students. Beutner said this week he will not re...
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LA schools chief Beutner will depart LAUSD when his contract runs out in June

Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent Austin Beutner has his temperature checked as he walks in the gates at Betty Plasencia Elementary School in Los Angeles on Monday, April 19, 2021 as teachers and staff return to school in preparation for students returning to the classroom this week. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent Austin Beutner along with teachers and staff do Betty Plasencia Elementary School’s ch...
Tags: Health, News, Education, La, Government, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Community, Lausd, Eric Garcetti, Los Angeles Times, Soriano, Maywood, San Fernando, LA Dodgers


LAUSD’s Beutner stands behind district’s vaccine/testing efforts

Los Angeles Unified schools chief Austin Beutner on Monday, April 19, defended the district’s mandatory COVID-19 testing program and stressed the importance of getting children younger than 16 vaccinated once that becomes an option. During his weekly community update, the superintendent noted that 72 district employees and 105 students who tested positive for the coronavirus over the past two weeks were identified and kept away from schools just as campuses start to reopen. Related links M...
Tags: News, Education, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Local News, San Pedro, Drew Pinsky, Middle, LA County, Garcetti, Los Angeles Unified, Austin Beutner, Beutner, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories Breeze


Another wave of students return to LAUSD campuses

Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent Austin Beutner visits Betty Plasencia Elementary School in Los Angeles on Monday, April 19, 2021 as teachers and staff return to school in preparation for students returning to the classroom this week. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Teachers and staff return to Betty Plasencia Elementary School in Los Angeles on Monday, April 19, 2021 in preparation for students returning to the classroom this week. (Photo by Sarah ...
Tags: Health, News, Education, California, Government, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Community, Lausd, Soriano, LA County, San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles Unified School District, Los Angeles Unified, Austin Beutner


Most LAUSD students won’t have to take Smarter Balanced standardized tests

For the second year in a row, most Los Angeles Unified students — with the exception of 11th graders — won’t be taking the Smarter Balanced standardized test that’s usually mandated by the state each spring. The decision reflects the district’s desire to maximize the remaining weeks of the school year on instructional time as students transition back to in-person learning, said Alison Yoshimoto-Towery, LAUSD’s chief academic officer. “Our focus right now is getting students back into school for ...
Tags: News, Education, California, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Department Of Education, U S Department of Education, LA County, Los Angeles Unified, UTLA, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories Breeze, Top Stories LBPT, Cecily Myart Cruz, Coronavirus


What families need to know as the ‘first’ days of school roll out in LAUSD

After a year of remote learning, in-person instruction is set to begin rolling out next week in the Los Angeles Unified School District. The youngest students will return first, with Monday, April 12, a day for teachers and staff only and Tuesday, April 13, the first day for kindergartners and first-graders. Sixty-one elementary schools and 11 early-education centers will lead the way with middle and high schools following on April 26. Protocols will be in place, including social distancing and ...
Tags: Health, News, Education, Government, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Community, Lausd, Los Angeles Unified, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories Breeze, Top Stories LBPT, LAUSD UTLA, Coronavirus, UTLA LAUSD


LAUSD to open 25 school-based vaccination sites for district families

With less than half of all Los Angeles Unified students planning to return to campus when schools reopen this month for hybrid learning, Superintendent Austin Beutner said Monday, April 5, that having students home “isn’t the objective” as he announced plans to expand the number of school-based vaccination centers the district is offering. Of the families that have responded to a district survey, 49% plan to send their elementary children back to school while 35% and 25% of middle and high schoo...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, California, Cdc, Government, US, Sport, Soccer, Community, Lausd, Middle, Los Angeles Unified, Austin Beutner, Beutner


Less than a third of LAUSD families might send their kids back to campus

Less than a third of Los Angeles Unified students might return to the classroom when schools reopen next month, according to preliminary survey results, the district announced on Monday, March 22. Of the families who have responded to a survey thus far — which is about half of all families in the district — 42% indicated they plan to send their children back, Superintendent Austin Beutner said during his weekly address to the community. Families who don’t respond will have their students remain ...
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California Adopts CDC-Advised 3-Feet Social Distancing Rule For Classrooms

LOS ANGELES (AP/CBS13) — Students in California classrooms can sit 3 feet apart instead of 6 under new guidelines adopted by the state as school officials figure out how to reopen campuses closed for a year during the coronavirus pandemic. The state recommendations announced Saturday came a day after federal health officials relaxed social distancing guidelines for schools nationwide. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advises at least 3 feet (about 1 meter) of space between des...
Tags: Health, Education, California, Cdc, La, Massachusetts, California News, Los Angeles, Ap, Times, Eric Garcetti, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Gavin Newsom, U S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, California Teachers Association, LA Times


LAUSD school board ratifies tentative agreement with UTLA to reopen schools

The Los Angeles Unified school board voted Thursday, March 11, to ratify the tentative agreement reached earlier this week with the teachers union to reopen schools. The unanimous vote, which was expected, came a day after school board members and district officials stood alongside leaders from United Teachers Los Angeles in a joint press conference and lauded the deal as an important step toward recovering from the year-long pandemic. UTLA members — which include more than 33,000 teachers, libr...
Tags: News, Education, California, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Biden, District, LA County, Los Angeles Unified, United Teachers Los Angeles, UTLA, Top Stories LADN, Kelly Gonez, Top Stories Breeze, Coronavirus


Some LAUSD parents welcome elementary reopening pact, but others criticize middle/high school plan

LAUSD Board President Kelly Gonez, LAUSD Supt. Austin Beutner and UTLA President Cecily Myart-Cruz watch a janitor change a MERV 13 HAVAC filter at Panorama High School in Panorama City on Wednesday, March 10, 2021 after a LAUSD-UTLA tentative agreement to reopen schools almost a year after closing them during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Panorama High School in Panorama City gets ready for students to return next month seen on Wednesday, Ma...
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