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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


LAUSD school board adopts resolution denouncing antisemitism

In the face of rising hate crimes both locally and nationally, the Los Angeles Unified school board on Tuesday, July 13, unanimously passed a resolution affirming the value of Jewish students, staff and families while denouncing antisemitism and anti-Israeli rhetoric. The resolution, which also calls on the district to update its curriculum and instructional materials related to Jewish history or culture and to provide more training to staff to respond to antisemitic speech and incidents, follow...
Tags: New York, Education, Israel, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Gaza, Middle East, Palestine, Hamas, Lausd, Local News, Jewish, Gaza Strip, Bds, The Board of Education


L.A. teachers union to consider BDS resolution that has divided LAUSD community

A proposed resolution urging support for Palestinians and a boycott of Israel, set to come before leaders of the Los Angeles teachers’ union this fall, continues to fracture the education community and, in recent weeks, has raised the specter of members defecting from the union should the resolution pass. The resolution under consideration by United Teachers Los Angeles expresses “solidarity with the Palestinian people” and calls on the U.S. government to end aid to Israel. It endorses the globa...
Tags: Education, California, Saudi Arabia, Israel, Jerusalem, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, House Of Representatives, Gaza, Middle East, Hamas, Lausd, Seattle, Local News


‘I’ve still got another chapter in me’: For LAUSD’s Beutner, a turbulent term but no regrets

Outgoing LAUSD Superintendent Austin Beutner reflects on his time in the district during during an interview earlier this month. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Andre “Dr. Dre” Young, center, speaks with LAUSD board member George McKenna, left, and Superintendent Austin Beutner at the announcement of a new magnet high school in South Los Angeles on Monday, June 14, 2021. The school, which will be located on the Audubon Middle School campus, will be a partnership with musi...
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To reopen schools, give parents a seat at the table

This week, the United Teachers Los Angeles finally agreed to return to in-person teaching this Fall – a week after my children and over 600,000 other students logged out Zoom and headed off to a break from their second year disrupted in large part by this union. While this new promise that school could be back to normal in August, those of us who’ve lived with this district’s broken promises for the past 15 months know not to get our hopes up. We know LAUSD’s reopening is up to the UTLA, which h...
Tags: Opinion, Sacramento, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Gavin Newsom, Oceanside, United Teachers Los Angeles, Austin Beutner, UTLA, Guest Commentary, Cecily Myart Cruz, COVID, Long Beach San Diego, Myart Cruz, California Students United


Gov. Gavin Newsom, the class clown

As of the latest tally, after a year and change of school shutdowns, only 47% of California students have returned for on-campus instruction, including only 42% of secondary school students. The ‘distance learning’ has been going on for so long some parents have been forced to hire private tutors to teach their children Critical Race Theory and trans-sexual pronoun usage. In Los Angeles County, only 34% of students are back in school, which is just over one-third of students. Not that LAUSD kids...
Tags: California, Opinion, La, Uncategorized, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Gavin Newsom, John Phillips, Los Angeles County, KABC, Austin Beutner, Newsom, KNBC, UTLA


LAUSD board approves $13.8 billion budget, but bid to further cut school police falls short

Flush with a record amount of state and federal funding to support COVID-19 relief efforts, the Los Angeles Unified school board on Tuesday, June 22, passed a $13.8 billion operating budget for the new fiscal year that begins July 1 — a 62% increase over the current year’s budget. Related links LAUSD board approves labor deal with teachers for Fall campus instruction LAUSD board approves labor deal with teachers for Fall campus instruction Hollywood celebrities to advise LAUSD film and tel...
Tags: Hollywood, Budget, News, Education, America, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Biden, Local News, Lapd, Goldberg, LA County, Scott Schmerelson, United Teachers Los Angeles


LAUSD board approves labor deal with teachers for Fall campus instruction

The Los Angeles Unified School District Board of Education approved a labor agreement on Tuesday, June 22, with its teachers union for a return to traditional in-person instruction for the 2021-22 school year. The union, United Teachers Los Angeles, announced Thursday that after three days of voting, its membership overwhelming approved the proposed agreement, with 94% voting in favor. Without comment, the school board approved the pact unanimously on Tuesday. “With the approval of this agreemen...
Tags: News, Education, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Community, Lausd, Biden, LA County, United Teachers Los Angeles, Austin Beutner, Beutner, UTLA, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories Breeze, Top Stories LBPT


LAUSD board pays ‘ringing’ tribute to departing superintendent during Beutner’s final meeting

LAUSD Superintendent Austin Beutner addresses board members at his last LAUSD board meeting Tuesday, June 22, 2021. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) LAUSD Superintendent Austin Beutner rings the final bell at his last LAUSD board meeting Tuesday, June 22, 2021. LAUSD board member Monica Garcia is holding the bell. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) LAUSD Superintendent Austin Beutner addresses board members at his last LAUSD board meeting Tuesday, J...
Tags: Hollywood, News, Education, Sport, Soccer, Community, Lausd, Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles Unified School District, David Crane, Austin Beutner, Beutner, UTLA, Top Stories LADN, Los Angeles Daily News SCNG, Top Stories Breeze


Hollywood celebrities to advise LAUSD film and television academy

A star-studded line-up of Hollywood actors and producers, including George Clooney, is partnering with Los Angeles Unified to open a new academy for high school students interested in careers in film and television, district officials announced Monday, June 21. Besides Clooney, the Roybal School of Film and Television Production, which is slated to open in fall 2022, will include on its advisory board actors Grant Heslov, Don Cheadle, Kerry Washington, Mindy Kaling, Nicole Avant and Eva Longoria...
Tags: Hollywood, Celebrities, News, Education, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, George Clooney, Eva Longoria, Local News, University Of California, Dr Dre, Jimmy Iovine, Clooney, Westlake


Amid declining COVID-19 and reopening businesses, LA County urges Father’s Day, Juneteenth caution

Although most COVID-19 restrictions have been lifted in the state, Los Angeles County health officials urged residents today to continue exercising care as they mark Juneteenth and Father’s Day, particularly if they plan to interact with populations vulnerable to infection. “If you’re celebrating the holidays with someone elderly or with underlying health conditions, and they haven’t been vaccinated, I encourage you to celebrate safely outdoors with masks and distancing or virtually,” Los Angele...
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Here’s how to use California’s new COVID vaccine verification system

Vaccinated Californians now have a new way to show they are inoculated against the coronavirus without carrying around a flimsy paper card. The state on Friday launched a new digital tool that lets residents access their COVID-19 vaccine record from the state’s immunization registry. The tool is available at myvaccinerecord.cdph.ca.gov. People will be asked to enter their name, birthdate, and an email or phone number associated with their vaccine record. They’ll create a 4-digit PIN that can be ...
Tags: California, US, Sport, Soccer, Nba, Lausd, Disneyland, Gavin Newsom, Russell Westbrook, CRENSHAW, Rick Klau, UTLA, California Department of Technology, Amy Tong, Erica Pan, LA Public Library System


California launches new digital tool to show your COVID-19 vaccine record

Vaccinated Californians now have a new way to show they are inoculated against the coronavirus without carrying around a flimsy paper card. The state on Friday launched a new digital tool that lets residents access their COVID-19 vaccine record from the state’s immunization registry. The tool is available at myvaccinerecord.cdph.ca.gov. People will be asked to enter their name, birthdate, and an email or phone number associated with their vaccine record. They’ll create a 4-digit PIN that can be ...
Tags: California, US, Sport, Soccer, Nba, Lausd, Gavin Newsom, Russell Westbrook, CRENSHAW, LA County, Rick Klau, UTLA, California Department of Technology, Amy Tong, Erica Pan, LA Public Library System


These communities remain at high risk for dangerous Covid-19 variants rapidly increasing in US, expert warns

By Travis Caldwell | CNN The country continued this week on a path to reopening from the Covid-19 pandemic, with major population centers such as New York and California pulling back on restrictions following increased vaccinations and lowered infections. Yet with overall vaccination rates in the US slowing this month when compared to highs in April, health officials are raising awareness about the uneven distribution of vaccines in different parts of the country. “I’m very unconcerned for peop...
Tags: New York, News, California, Cdc, White House, Virginia, India, US, California News, Sport, Cnn, Soccer, United States, Maine, Washington Dc, Delta


Coronavirus: UTLA members ratify agreement on health/safety protocols for LAUSD’s new school year

Teachers in Los Angeles Unified have ratified a tentative agreement with the school district, paving the way for the nation’s second largest K-12 system to fully reopen campuses for the upcoming academic year. Ninety-four percent of the teachers, counselors, librarians, school nurses and other certificated employees who voted supported the deal, the union announced late Thursday, June 17, at the conclusion of a three-day voting period. According to United Teachers Los Angeles, 12,193 of its more...
Tags: Health, News, Education, Government, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Nba, Community, Lausd, Local News, Westbrook, CRENSHAW, LA County, United Teachers Los Angeles, Austin Beutner


San Pedro High’s winning band leader takes an encore bow, leaving the school with a case filled with trophies

  Darnella Davidson, director of the San Pedro High School Golden Pirate Regiment, is retiring after 38 years of teaching this year. (Photo by Chuck Bennett, Contributing Photographer) Darnella Davidson, director of the San Pedro High School Golden Pirate Regiment, is retiring after 38 years of teaching this year. (Photo by Chuck Bennett, Contributing Photographer) Darnella Davidson, director of the San Pedro High School Golden Pirate Regiment, is retiring after 38 years of teaching th...
Tags: News, California, Washington, NFL, Los Angeles, Georgia, Sport, Soccer, Nashville, Lausd, Disneyland, Local News, Pharrell Williams, Pedro, Southern California, San Pedro


Teachers union says it has deal with LAUSD over COVID-19 protocols for 2021-22 year

The Los Angeles teachers union announced on Thursday, June 10, that it has reached a tentative deal with LAUSD on safety protocols and other conditions for the 2021-22 academic year, which will see campuses reopen for full in-person learning five days week for the first time since the coronavirus began last year. Officials with the Los Angeles Unified School District, the second largest in the nation, could not immediately be reached Thursday afternoon to confirm the deal. The proposed agreement...
Tags: News, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Board of Education, Los Angeles Unified School District, United Teachers Los Angeles, UTLA, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories Breeze, COVID


LAUSD, teachers union strike deal on COVID-19 protocols for 2021-22 year

LAUSD and the teachers union have struck a tentative deal on safety protocols and staffing for the 2021-22 academic year, which will see campuses reopen for full in-person learning five days week for the first time since the coronavirus began last year. United Teachers Los Angeles, the bargaining unit for LAUSD faculty, initially announced the proposed agreement on Thursday evening, June 10. Superintendent Austin Beutner confirmed the deal in a letter to Los Angeles Unified School District emplo...
Tags: News, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Board of Education, Los Angeles County, Los Angeles Unified School District, United Teachers Los Angeles, Austin Beutner, Beutner, UTLA, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories Breeze, Cecily Myart Cruz, COVID, Myart Cruz


LAUSD to investigate affordable housing for its employees

LOS ANGELES >> As part of an effort to attract and retain teachers and other school employees, officials for the Los Angeles Unified School District announced on Wednesday, June 9, an initiative to provide 2,000 affordable housing units so employees can live in the communities where they work. District officials have not made any final determinations about where the affordable units might be built, but they will be considering properties LAUSD owns that are unused or underutilized. “As we look t...
Tags: News, Education, Housing, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Local News, Affordable Housing, Los Angeles Unified School District, Scott Schmerelson, Austin Beutner, Beutner, West Adams, UTLA, Panorama City


Why is a teachers’ union considering an anti-Israel resolution?

The union that represents teachers in the Los Angeles Unified School District has quite an agenda. Last year, United Teachers Los Angeles released a report calling for a long list of new government policies and programs, including “Medicare for all,” as a condition for “equitably” reopening the public schools. This year, the union is going global in its ambitions. UTLA’s leadership is planning to vote in September on a resolution calling on the U.S. government to cut off all aid to Israel and en...
Tags: California, Opinion, Israel, Los Angeles, Sport, European Union, Soccer, United States, United Kingdom, Gaza, Yasser Arafat, Hamas, Uruguay, Lausd, Gaza Strip, Los Angeles Unified School District


LAUSD must finally own its mistakes and fix them

Recently, Superintendent Austin Beutner finally made it official: LAUSD will be returning to five full days of in-person education in the fall. While various details of that return continue to be negotiated with the teachers’ union (UTLA), it appears that finally, our school system will do what so many other schools have done for months and  provide in-person education to its students. Cue thousands of parents slow-clapping while shaking their heads. LAUSD shut down campuses mid-March 2020, and ...
Tags: California, Cdc, Opinion, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Brown, OSHA, Austin Beutner, Newsom, Beutner, UTLA, Guest Commentary, Related Articles Grocery, Ross Novie


Schools with declining enrollment shouldn’t hire more staff with stimulus money

Despite having 160,000 fewer students enrolled this school year, California’s public schools will soon be flush with federal funds from COVID-19-related stimulus spending. If the education-related hiring surge of recent years continues, many school districts will likely be caught looking over a fiscal cliff when the federal stimulus dollars dry up. Overall, 2.6% of California’s public school students didn’t return for the 2020-2021 school year as many families opted for private schools and homes...
Tags: California, Opinion, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Los Angeles County, Department of Finance, Los Angeles Unified School District, Newsom, UTLA, Guest Commentary, Aaron Garth Smith, COVID, Georgetown University 's Edunomics Lab, United Teachers Union of Los Angeles UTLA


‘We need good leaders’: Rep Garcia fetes local students headed to military academies

Congressman Mike Garcia (R-CA 25) delivers remarks to the military academy appointees and there families. (Photo: Mark McGreal) Appointees and their families at the Embassy Suites in Valencia (Photo: Mark McGreal) Joshua Kang (left), an appointee to the United States Naval Academy, receives a certificate and a flag as a congratulatory gift. (Photo: Mark McGreal) Gabriella Meccia (left), an appointee to the Air Force Acadmy, receives a certificate and flag from Congressman Mike Garcia (P...
Tags: News, Education, Navy, California, Iraq, Sport, Soccer, Military, Lausd, Valencia, Scholarships, Garcia, Santa Clarita, Simi Valley, LA County, U S Naval Academy


LA County posts 15 new deaths, 285 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday

Los Angeles County reported 15 new deaths and 285 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, June 5, with the county in the midst of promoting the coronavirus vaccine while transitioning from sprawling parking-lot centers to smaller vaccine clinics, many in hard-hit neighborhoods. Since the pandemic began, county Public Health officials have identified 1,244,917 positive cases and 24,390 COVID-19-related deaths. According to the state dashboard, 259 people were hospitalized with the virus in the county ...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, Government, Los Angeles, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Community, Lausd, Inglewood, Los Angeles County, U S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Downey, Ferrer


As June 15 coronavirus reopening nears, shopping malls are bracing for waves of shoppers

For nearly a year, Los Angeles County’s shopping malls resembled ghost towns amid lockdowns, restrictions and widespread stay-at-home orders. But with improving vaccination rates, falling virus numbers and easing restrictions visitors have been flocking back to retail centers. As California is moving ahead to fully reopening its economy on June 15, malls are under pressure to adapt to high foot traffic and welcome more visitors. “I’m not sure if more people will start shopping simply because Jun...
Tags: Business, News, California, Los Angeles, Sport, Indianapolis, Soccer, Glendale, Paris, Long Beach, Community, Lausd, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Southern California, Northridge, Simon


UTLA and LAUSD representatives in talks for full-time on-campus instruction in fall

With summer school starting in two-and-a-half weeks, it’s “imperative” that the Los Angeles Unified School District and teachers union reach an agreement soon on COVID-19 health and safety measures for those who are on school grounds year-round, the head of United Teachers Los Angeles said Friday, June 4. The current school reopening agreement between the union and district, which lays out health and safety standards for spring semester, will end June 30. The parties have been negotiating for we...
Tags: News, Education, California, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Coachella, Disneyland, Local News, LA County, Los Angeles Unified School District, United Teachers Los Angeles, Austin Beutner, UTLA, Top Stories LADN


Will the backlash to school closures lead to education reform?

Although outgoing LAUSD Superintendent Austin Beutner announced on Monday that the district will offer five-day-a-week, in-person instruction to all students this fall, it appears to be something less than a guarantee that the school year will be “back to normal.” For one thing, negotiations are continuing between the district and UTLA, the union that represents over 30,000 teachers, counselors and others. Just last week, union president Cecily Myart-Cruz was on KPCC radio warning, “it’s going t...
Tags: Opinion, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Pasadena, Austin Beutner, Newsom, Susan Shelley, KPCC, UTLA, Opinion columns, the Southern California News Group, Cecily Myart Cruz, COVID, Myart Cruz, California School Choice Foundation


LAUSD to start staffing up for new school year as part of recovery plan

As part of the plan to help students recover from the coronavirus pandemic, the Los Angeles Unified school board this week authorized district staff to go ahead and hire up to 3,030 new employees for the summer and new school year — estimated to cost the district $330 million — though the board won’t adopt the 2021-22 budget until next month. The unanimous vote, taken Tuesday, May 25, allows the district to start filling up to 1,785 certificated positions and 1,245 classified positions, which is...
Tags: News, Education, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Austin Beutner, Beutner, Los Angeles Unified school, UTLA, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories Breeze, Top Stories LBPT, George McKenna, Coronavirus, COVID


Parents demand that LAUSD schools fully reopen in fall

Seven-year-old Hudson Leadley speaks during a rally outside the LAUSD headquarters in Los Angeles on Sunday, May 23, 2021. (Photo by Drew A. Kelley, Contributing Photographer) A parent of a student in the LAUSD creates a sign during a rally in downtown Los Angeles on Sunday, May 23, 2021. (Photo by Drew A. Kelley, Contributing Photographer) Eleven-year-old Maya Garcia speaks during a rally outside the LAUSD headquarters in Los Angeles on Sunday, May 23, 2021. (Photo by Drew A. Kelley, Contr...
Tags: UK, News, Education, La, America, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Lebron James, Lausd, Gavin Newsom, California Teachers Association, LA County, Los Angeles Unified School District, Solis, United Teachers Los Angeles


Homeboy Industries, Supervisor Solis team up for LA vaccination clinic

Homeboy Industries partnered with Los Angeles County Supervisor, Hilda Solis, to hold a COVID-19 vaccination event at their downtown Los Angeles site on Saturday, May 22, 2021. The event provided vaccination shots for both walk-up and drive-thru appointments, as well as on-site registration. (Photo by Trevor Stamp, Contributing Photographer) Homeboy Industries partnered with Los Angeles County Supervisor, Hilda Solis, to hold a COVID-19 vaccination event at their downtown Los Angeles site on ...
Tags: Health, UK, News, Education, La, Government, Charity, America, Los Angeles, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Community, Lebron James, Lausd, Los Angeles County