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Community College District Announces Info on Classes Amid Coronavirus Crisis 
March 26, 2020
The head of the Los Angeles Community College District announced today that any of its classes that cannot be converted into an online learning platform when remote instruction begins next Monday will be temporarily postponed until at least May 4 amid the coronavirus crisis.  ... read more »
COVID-19 Updates from LAUSD Board Member George J. McKenna III
March 26, 2020
District schools are closed in order to comply with the Safer at Home orders issued by state, local and public health leaders. Minimizing contact with others will help to flatten he curve on community spread of COVID-19. School campuses and facilities are currently closed for this purpose. ... read more »
Rams Executives Share Wisdom with Dorsey Students
March 26, 2020
The Los Angeles Rams recently held a career panel consisting African American members of their front office at Dorsey High School last month. ... read more »
Student Athlete of The Week: For Academics and Basketball – Kennedy Mitchell-Egbo Selects St. Francis High School
March 26, 2020
South Pasadena Middle School eighth grader Kennedy Mitchell-Egbo has shown promise on the hardwood, garnering the attention of several high schools and attracting special opportunities. In the fall, he will be attending St. Francis as a member of their 2024 graduating class. ... read more »
Student Athlete of the Week: Josiah Wimberly
March 19, 2020
Frederick K.C. Price school basketball player Josiah Wimberly made major improvements to his game in his senior season. He specialized in defense until his new coach, Chans Smyth demanded more from him. ... read more »
Hope for South LA’s Underfunded
March 19, 2020
As a senior at Fremont High School in South Los Angeles, it’s increasingly alarming how underfunded schools like mine are. Unfortunately, it has been a problem for decades. From the overcrowded class sizes to empty nurse and counselor offices, students are left feeling cheated and abandoned. ... read more »
CSU Moves To `Virtual Mode’ In Face Of Coronavirus
March 17, 2020
The California State University system announced today it will immediately eliminate in-person operations and transition to a ``virtual mode,'' while also postponing planned commencement ceremonies due to the coronavirus. ... read more »
Charles R. Drew University Cancels Spring Commencement, Considering Alternate Methods of Honoring Graduates
March 17, 2020
Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science (CDU) announced today that the 2020 spring commencement ceremony would be cancelled, due to public health guidelines to minimize large gatherings and groups during the coronavirus public health emergency. The University’s Commencement Committee, however, is exploring other ways to recognize graduates. ... read more »
Lack of Approvals Means LAUSD Family Resource Centers Will Be Food Centers
March 17, 2020
Beutner said the centers, which were expected to open Wednesday, will instead open on that day as ``Grab and Go Food Centers,'' 20 of which were already planned in addition to the 40 Family Resource Centers. The switch means a total of 60 Grab and Go centers will be available between 7 and 10 a.m. weekdays, beginning Wednesday, and each child will receive two meals. ... read more »
Some LA County Library Lobbies to Open for Customer Hold Pickups
March 17, 2020
Though all of the LA County Library’s 86 locations remain closed to the public due to the coronavirus, customers starting today can pick up holds at designated locations during select hours. ... read more »
Compton College Campus Closed to Public Beginning March 17 through April 10, 2020
March 16, 2020
Compton College students are asked to continually check their Compton College email for updates on transitioning to online and alternative methods of instruction/student support services. All classes are canceled March 17, 2020, through March 20, 2020, so faculty can transition courses to an alternative instruction method, such as Canvas course delivery software or teleconferencing. The majority of courses will move to alternative methods of instruction beginning Saturday, March 21, 2020, through Friday, April 10, 2020. Options are also being explored for students who don’t have reliable access to computers or broadband. More information will be provided directly to students on Wednesday, March 18, 2020 ... read more »
LACCD BOARD APPROVES SCHEDULE CHANGES, SHIFT TO ONLINE SERVICES & ONLINE LEARNING TO HELP COMBAT SPREAD OF CORONAVIRUS COVID-19
March 16, 2020
“The situation is very fluid and may change over the coming days. These measures do not address courses and services that do not lend themselves to an online or remote learning format. There are still many outstanding questions, which we will try to address in the coming days and report on as new developments arise. I am confident that we will all be able to work together to get through the challenging days ahead,” said Angela Echeverri, District Academic Senate President. ... read more »
SMC to Transition All Classes to Remote Learning Environment
March 16, 2020
Santa Monica College (SMC) has announced that all classes—including those that generally require in-person instruction, wherever possible—will transition to a remote learning environment, effective Wednesday, March 18, to limit the potential transmission of COVID-19. There are currently no confirmed cases of the coronavirus at SMC. ... read more »
Charles R. Drew University Moves Classes Online, Among Other COVID-19 Measures
March 14, 2020
Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science (CDU) joins a growing list of higher education institutions in moving from in-class instruction to online learning, to comply with public health guidelines to minimize large gatherings and groups. Among other measures CDU is implementing: ... read more »
Los Angeles Public Library Closed March 14-31
March 13, 2020
The Los Angeles Public Library’s Central Library and 72 branch libraries are closed March 14 through 31. The action is being taken in accordance with city guidelines to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus, and to protect staff and patrons including the most vulnerable Angelenos. ... read more »
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