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LAUSD police chief resigns following school board vote to cut $25 million from his agency

Todd Chamberlain, the retired LAPD commander who took the helm of the Los Angeles School Police Department just seven months ago, resigned effective immediately Wednesday, a day after the district’s board voted to slash his department’s budget by $25 million. A Los Angeles Unified School District spokesperson confirmed the resignation and stated “more information on the department leadership transition will be forthcoming.” She was unable to provide additional information about Chamberlain’s dec...
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LA leaders approve $150 million in cuts to the LAPD, shrinking police force to under 10,000

The Los Angeles City Council on Wednesday, July 1, approved $150 million in cuts to the police department budget that would effectively shrink the force of 10,000 sworn officers to around 9,700. Although challenged by some as a goal for the police department, the 10,000 figure has been looked to as the standard for sworn-officer hiring levels. The last time the department had a police force of around 9,700 sworn officers was more than a decade ago, department officials said. The scaling back of ...
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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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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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California Schools Head: Officers Needed In Some Schools

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – The head of California schools said Wednesday his office is working to re-imagine the role of police officers at the state’s 10,000 public schools but that some schools would still need officers on campus to protect students’ safety. Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond said the officers would be needed to protect students from dangers, including school shootings or bomb threats but officers would no longer be called upon to discipline misbehaving students. “As...
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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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New baseball coach Marcus Alvarado looking to give Chatsworth 10th City title

Support our high school sports coverage by becoming a digital subscriber. Subscribe now. Only two schools are within arms reach of a section-best 10th City baseball title: El Camino Real and Chatsworth both have nine. New Chatsworth baseball coach Marcus Alvarado said it simply after being hired. “I’m shooting for 10,” he said. Alvarado was officially hired for the position on Wednesday, June 10, just over a month after Principal Dr. Tim Guy let go of David Kaczor. Rumors swirled about Alvarad...
Tags: Sports, Sport, Soccer, Mlb, Chatsworth, High School Sports, Marcus, Los Angeles Unified School District, Alvarado, Tim Guy, Kennedy High, Harvard Westlake, Sierra Canyon, Chayden Peery, CIF State, High School Baseball


America's Switch To Remote Learning For 50 Million Students Called 'A Failure' (slashdot)

"This spring, America took an involuntary crash course in remote learning," writes the Wall Street Journal, noting it affected 50 million students from kindergarten through 12th grade. "With the school year now winding down, the grades from students, teachers, parents and administrators is already in: It was a failure..." The problems began piling up almost immediately... Soon many districts weren't requiring students to do any work at all, increasing the risk that millions of students would ha...
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America's Switch To Remote Learning For 50 Million Students Called 'A Failure'

"This spring, America took an involuntary crash course in remote learning," writes the Wall Street Journal, noting it affected 50 million students from kindergarten through 12th grade. "With the school year now winding down, the grades from students, teachers, parents and administrators is already in: It was a failure..." The problems began piling up almost immediately... Soon many districts weren't requiring students to do any work at all, increasing the risk that millions of students would ha...
Tags: Google, Oregon, America, Tech, Austin, Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Unified School District, Belleville Illinois, NWEA, CEO Evan Marwell School


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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Judge OKs $2.1 million settlement against LAUSD in Pacoima sex-abuse case

A Los Angeles Superior Court judge approved a $2.1 million settlement on Monday that the Los Angeles Unified School District had reached with a 17-year-old who alleges she was sexually abused by her third-grade teacher at a Pacoima elementary school during the 2010-11 school year. The teen alleges she was molested by teacher Paul Chapel while she was a student at Telfair Elementary School. The LAUSD previously reached settlements with other plaintiffs who similarly alleged they were abused by Ch...
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Aron Gideon builds promising foundation for Taft football resurgence 

Support our high school sports coverage by becoming a digital subscriber. Subscribe now. The Taft High football program hasn’t had much to be excited about the past two seasons. The Toreadors  went 0-9 last season and 0-10 in 2018. The program’s last victory came in a 35-0 win over Chatsworth in October of 2017 – one of two wins that season. It’s been six months since Taft hired new head coach Aron Gideon, 49, and despite no games played – or spring practices due to the pandemic – it’s easy to...
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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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Chatsworth softball coach John Forgerson resigns after being forced to stop field maintenance

Support our high school sports coverage by becoming a digital subscriber. Subscribe now. Chatsworth softball coach John Forgerson confirmed Tuesday that he has resigned due to a “lack of facility support” at the school. The resignation, which he made on Monday, followed the news that the school’s baseball coach David Kaczor was fired by principal Dr. Tim Guy on Friday, May 8. Forgerson, who coached the team to two CIF L.A. City Section titles in six seasons, said he could no longer tolerate be...
Tags: Sports, Sport, Soccer, Chatsworth, High School Sports, Ucla, Tucker, Los Angeles Unified School District, Crespi, Tim Guy, CIF Southern Section, Jonathan Sheriff, David Kaczor, Chatsworth High, High School Softball, Maya Brady


Eagle Rock High School senior who asked Obama for speech gets his wish

Eagle Rock High School senior Lincoln Debenham was disappointed that he and his classmates would not be gathering for a graduation ceremony this year, due to the coronavirus pandemic. On April 14, Lincoln, 17, and his older brother, Eli, 20, carefully crafted a tweet asking former President Barack Obama to give a virtual commencement address for the entire Class of 2020 as a replacement for canceled ceremonies at schools across the nation. Debenham was surprised the tweet got 226,000 likes and m...
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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...
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L.A.’s Jackie Lacey joins colleagues in domestic violence Zoom-cast

Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey joined district attorneys from four other California counties on Wednesday, April 29, in releasing a two-part Zoom podcast to provide resources to victims of domestic violence, child abuse, elder abuse and sexual assault during the coronavirus pandemic. The county’s top prosecutor — who disclosed publicly for the first time that her maternal grandmother was an alleged victim of domestic abuse — said during the podcast that she wanted people to re...
Tags: News, California, Georgia, Sport, Soccer, Southern California, Los Angeles County, Santa Clara County, Los Angeles Police Department, Feuer, Garcetti, Los Angeles Unified School District, Lacey, Anne Marie Schubert, Santa Anita, Jackie Lacey


Widespread testing, contract tracing is needed to reopen LA schools, says superintendent

The nation’s second-largest school district will not reopen campuses without widespread coronavirus testing and contract tracing for students and employees, Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent Austin Beutner said on Monday, April 27. The edict came six weeks after the district closed all of its nearly 600 schools and launched remote learning and food aid distribution in hopes of thwarting the spread of COVID-19, alongside stay-at-home orders and business shutdowns. “We closed scho...
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LA city and county aim to help domestic abuse victims during coronavirus pandemic

LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer and District Attorney Jackie Lacey announced a program Friday aimed at providing resources to victims of domestic abuse, as reports of those types of crimes have declined since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. The Behind Closed Doors initiative is a partnership with grocery stores, Los Angeles Unified School District and other organizations to post fliers at their locations with contact information for assistance that abuse victims can use...
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Campaign kicks off to help domestic-abuse victims in Los Angeles County

Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer and District Attorney Jackie Lacey announced a program Friday to help victims of domestic abuse – fearing some people are not reporting such crimes because of the coronavirus pandemic. Behind Closed Doors is a partnership with grocery stores, the Los Angeles Unified School District and other organizations to post flyers with contact information for help. Workers of essential services are asked to contact authorities if they suspect someone is in danger. “This...
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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


Your guide to LA City Council’s Wednesday emergency meeting on coronavirus response

The Los Angeles City Council will be back in session Wednesday, April 22, to take up a proposed renters relief program, legislation aimed at prohibiting evictions during the COVID-19 crisis and other matters. The agenda for the meeting, to be held via teleconferencing, includes other items related to the city’s response to the public-health crisis. Regular meetings have been canceled as physical-distancing measures were put into place amid the coronavirus pandemic. As with two previous meetings ...
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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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LAUSD to spend $200 million in emergency coronavirus response costs

Los Angeles Unified School District officials said Monday that the district will incur $200 million in estimated emergency coronavirus response costs by the end of the school year, as anticipated budget cuts loom. In a live-streamed and televised announcement, Superintendent Austin Beutner said the expenditures went toward thousands of meals, training for educators thrust into remote instruction, and technology procurement among other expenses. Although state officials may relax those rules in t...
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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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Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos' 2020 letter to shareholders puts coronavirus concerns front and center — read the full letter here (AMZN)

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos just published his annual letter to shareholders, and the efforts his company is taking to address the COVID-19 crisis were front and center. He outlined the company's plans to build a lab to test employees and the social distancing measures its implemented in its facilities among other initiatives. Other than the coronavirus pandemic, Bezos also discussed the retail giant's efforts to combat climate change and its impact on job creation. Read the full letter below.  Visi...
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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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Teachers union, LAUSD agree on distance-learning pact amid coronavirus closures

Officials at the Los Angeles Unified School District said Thursday, April 9, that a labor agreement was reached with the United Teachers Los Angeles union on terms of remote schooling amid closures for the COVID-19 pandemic. Under the agreement teachers will be able to create their own work schedules and not be required to teach classes using live video conferencing platforms, key demands made by UTLA President Alex Caputo-Pearl ahead of negotiations that began last Thursday. The deal will “prov...
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UTLA uses the coronavirus as excuse to trash charters

Due to the coronavirus, many of us have become more charitable — helping the elderly and infirm, shopping for a family that fears leaving home, other acts of kindness. Many teachers are working hard, tackling the ins-and-outs of online education, desperately trying to keep their students apace via distance learning. Sadly, though, there are some who attempt to capitalize on these stressful times to advance their political agenda. And quite conspicuous in that crowd is Alex Caputo-Pearl, presiden...
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Volunteers needed to distribute meals for LAUSD students during coronavirus emergency

  Red Cross volunteer Sharon Kang and LAUSD employees Kimberly Alegria and Citlali Nava bring meals to the back of a vehicle at the LAUSD ’grab and go’ center at Van Nuys High School on Wednesday, March 18, 2020. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)   The American Red Cross, Los Angeles Region, is calling for volunteers to help with the distribution of free meals for Los Angeles Unified School District students. Students who would have received meals at their schools have b...
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