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LAUSD Reopens All Schools As Of This Week
April 26, 2021
The remaining middle and high school campuses in the Los Angeles Unified School District began reopening today, meaning all students now have the option to be back on district campuses for the first time in more than a year. ... read more »
Chair of Congressional Black Caucus Joyce Beatty and California Congresswoman Karen Bass Headline National Autism Conference
April 9, 2021
Congressional Black Caucus Chair Hon. Joyce Beatty (D-OH) and California Congresswoman Hon. Karen Bass (D-CA) will keynote a national autism conference on Saturday, April 10, 2021 sponsored by California-based autism and social justice organization Special Needs Network (SNN). ... read more »
LAUSD and Faith Leaders Host Town Hall on Reopening Schools
April 1, 2021
In preparation for the huge task, Superintendent Austin Beutner joined with African American and Jewish faith leaders to host two town halls outlining the actions that the district has taken to ensure the health and safety of pupils, staff and visitors to its campuses. ... read more / view gallery »
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How Cedars-Sinai Builds Community Trust in the Vaccine
March 25, 2021
Gena Smith-Woods, a registered nurse with Cedars-Sinai, worked as one of the front-line professionals administering the COVID-19 vaccine to healthcare staff and community members. She recalled how honored she was to take part in the Southern California non-profit hospital’s first drive-thru clinic at Beverly Grove, supporting the community vulnerable to the Coronavirus. ... read more »
Emily Fennell Passes Away
March 17, 2021
Mrs. Emily Carole Chretién Fennell, a native Angeleno, died peacefully on March 3, in Orange Park, Florida after a prolonged illness. ... read more »
LAUSD To Resume High School Sports Competition
March 5, 2021
In accordance with state and local guidelines that cleared the way for a resumption of youth sports, Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent Austin Beutner this week authorized students aged 13 and older to participate in outdoor competitions. ... read more »
Superintendent Tony Thurmond Announces $420,000 in Grants to the Bridging the Digital Divide Fund to Benefit Students in Southern California
November 12, 2020
State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Tony Thurmond announced that Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas) and San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E), in partnership with The San Diego Foundation, have donated a total of $420,000 to the Bridging the Digital Divide Fund. SDG&E and The San Diego Foundation’s grant of $100,000 to the Classroom of the Future Foundation will address digital divide among tribal K-12 youth in San Diego County. SoCalGas’ portion of $320,000 will be split into five grants to separate organizations in Southern California for specific work to close the digital divide. SoCalGas and SDG&E are part of the Sempra Energy family of companies. ... read more »
L.A. School Board Expands Ethnic Studies
August 27, 2020
The Los Angeles Board of Education has voted to expand Ethnic Studies courses to all students in the Los Angeles Unified School District and establish the completion of one Ethnic Studies course as a high school graduation requirement. ... read more »
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LAUSD Parents, Students, and Teachers Protest for Police-Free Schools
August 6, 2020
Police are criminalizing students, says Director of Operations and Campaign Joseph Williams. “In LAUSD, Black students are only 8% of the student population, but they’ve been 25% and 30% of all contacts, citations, and arrests by L.A. school police. We know that Black student achievement has been one of the lowest rates on all of LAUSD.” Williams infers that LAUSD refuses to invest in Black student success, and instead, is investing in prioritizing the criminalization of Black students. ... read more »
City Council Cuts $150 Million From LAPD Budget to Fund Community Programs
July 1, 2020
The Los Angeles City Council voted today to cut $150 million from the police department's budget next fiscal year, following weeks of demands from activists to reduce funding for law enforcement. ... read more »
COVID-19 Exposes A Widening Digital Learning Gap
April 2, 2020
The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) has reported that over 15,000 students have not been heard from since the March 16 closure of schools due to coronavirus concerns. An estimated 40,000 additional students fail to check-in daily.  ... read more »
Council President Emeritus Herb Wesson Partners with Good+Foundation to Supply Families in Need with Free Diapers and Baby Wipes
March 26, 2020
Los Angeles Council President Emeritus Herb Wesson has partnered with the Good+Foundation in Los Angeles to provide free diapers, baby wipes and toys to local families in need during the coronavirus outbreak.  The diapers and baby wipes will be distributed to local organizations that work with low-income families in Los Angeles County. ... read more »
County Orders Stricter Restrictions to Start at Midnight Due to COVID-19
March 19, 2020
Stepping up restrictions aimed at slowing the spread of coronavirus, Los Angeles County and city officials issued a ``Safer At Home'' order today, calling on people to remain home as much as possible and for businesses that don't provide essential goods or services to close. ... 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 »
LAUSD, Other Southland School Districts To Close Due to Coronavirus
March 13, 2020
``The public health crisis crated by the coronavirus is not something any of us could have reasonably expected to happen, and we are in uncharted waters as we work to prevent the spread of the illness,'' Beutner said in a news conference Friday morning. ``We have been following the guidance of public health experts on how we can keep all who are part of our school community ... safe in the midst of the growing health crisis. ... read more »
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