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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 »
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 »
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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 »
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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 »
New STEAM Lab Unveiled at South L.A. Elementary School
February 14, 2020
Kaiser Permanente, in collaboration with the Los Angeles Unified School District, on Feb. 7 unveiled a new STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) lab at Flournoy Elementary School in Watts that will serve the 500+-student K–5 grade school. ... read more »
Rep. Waters Hosted Emergency Town Hall to Discuss The Delta Airlines Fuel Dump
January 30, 2020
Congresswoman demands answers for the community ... read more »
LA School Board Votes to End Random Searches
July 5, 2019
The nation's second-largest school moved Tuesday to end random metal-detector searches of students at secondary schools, a daily procedure that critics called ineffective, intrusive and offensive. ... read more »
LAUSD Parcel Tax Measure Defeated
June 6, 2019
The no votes on Measure EE led 52.24%-47.76% with 539 of 888 precincts, 60.7%, reporting, according to figures released by the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk. ... read more »
Los Angeles World Airports and Los Angeles Unified Partner to Put Students and Adults To Work At LAX
May 30, 2019
This new LAX-focused workforce development initiative aims to create a pipeline for Los Angeles Unified students to enter jobs ... read more »
Celebration of Life: Dr Lawrence H Moore
May 16, 2019
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