Education

Governor Gavin Newsom today announced a deal with state lawmakers to reopen California schools.

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For the first time in the school’s history, Ulysses S. Grant High School in Valley Glen won the Academic Decathlon for the Los Angeles Unified School District.

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A group of LAUSD parents who want schools to reopen participated in a Zoom blackout this week.

Parents protest for school reopenings. LA Unified says it’ll bring high-needs students back to campuses in March

A group of LAUSD parents who want schools to reopen participated in a Zoom blackout this week.

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UCSB's Resilience Summit and Certificate Program is meant to equip participants with tips and tools for taking the mental edge off the pandemic.

UC Santa Barbara Resilience Summit offers new perspectives for college students during pandemic

UCSB's Resilience Summit and Certificate Program is meant to equip participants with tips and tools for taking the mental edge off the pandemic.

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The Biden administration and the CDC say it’s safe for teachers to return to classrooms before they’re vaccinated.

Reopening schools: CDC says vaccinating all educators isn’t necessary, but teachers unions disagree

The Biden administration and the CDC say it’s safe for teachers to return to classrooms before they’re vaccinated.

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LA County announced on Monday night that elementary schools can reopen safely.

LA County is allowing elementary schools to reopen. How one K-12 school in Sun Valley plans to do that

LA County announced on Monday night that elementary schools can reopen safely.

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KCRW talks with LAUSD board member Jackie Goldberg and UCLA's Dr. Alice Kuo.

Some pediatricians say kids can return to schools without all teachers vaccinated. LAUSD and UTLA disagree

KCRW talks with LAUSD board member Jackie Goldberg and UCLA's Dr. Alice Kuo.

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Governor Gavin Newsom on Wednesday suggested that in-person instruction in public schools could resume if teachers are prioritized in coronavirus vaccinations.

Newsom and Biden say schools can safely reopen without all teachers vaccinated. That might be tough in California

Governor Gavin Newsom on Wednesday suggested that in-person instruction in public schools could resume if teachers are prioritized in coronavirus vaccinations.

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The coronavirus pandemic is upending the college admissions process, but one silver lining is that high school juniors won’t need to take the SAT or ACT this spring.

Many universities are dropping SAT and ACT scores requirement during pandemic — or permanently

The coronavirus pandemic is upending the college admissions process, but one silver lining is that high school juniors won’t need to take the SAT or ACT this spring.

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UC Davis offers free coronavirus testing and quarantine housing not just to students and university employees, but to the nearly 70,000 Davis residents too.

Inside the UC Davis COVID bubble, where testing and support is free

UC Davis offers free coronavirus testing and quarantine housing not just to students and university employees, but to the nearly 70,000 Davis residents too.

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LAUSD says COVID case rates are too high and school staff must be vaccinated before in-person classes resume.

‘All of us got it. No one was spared.’ LAUSD teacher changed her mind about in-person classes during COVID

LAUSD says COVID case rates are too high and school staff must be vaccinated before in-person classes resume.

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An interactive calculator estimates, for any county in the U.S., the likelihood that a group of asymptomatic children will contain at least one child with COVID-19.

Use this pediatric COVID calculator to measure back-to-school risk

An interactive calculator estimates, for any county in the U.S., the likelihood that a group of asymptomatic children will contain at least one child with COVID-19.

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In recent years, new schools have popped up across Los Angeles, offering kids a chance to learn about growing food, minimizing waste, and everything in between.

How garden-oriented schools turn kids into environmental leaders

In recent years, new schools have popped up across Los Angeles, offering kids a chance to learn about growing food, minimizing waste, and everything in between.

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The CDC released a new study that shows little spread of COVID if masks, social distancing and proper sanitation are enforced.

CDC says schools might be able to reopen, but LAUSD sees no end in sight for virtual learning

The CDC released a new study that shows little spread of COVID if masks, social distancing and proper sanitation are enforced.

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Several media outlets have closed for good in LA, including the Burbank Leader, Glendale News-Press and La Cañada Valley Sun.

From crime to COVID, 110 newsletters aim to cover every corner of LA

Several media outlets have closed for good in LA, including the Burbank Leader, Glendale News-Press and La Cañada Valley Sun.

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One in every three students tested positive for the virus in Maywood, Bell, and Cudahy neighborhoods during the week of December 14, education reporter Howard Blume tells KCRW.

COVID is spiking among kids in some LA areas. How that might affect the reopening of schools

One in every three students tested positive for the virus in Maywood, Bell, and Cudahy neighborhoods during the week of December 14, education reporter Howard Blume tells KCRW.

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As COVID-19 cases in Southern California continue to surge, Los Angeles Unified schools will continue remote learning into 2021.

Kids are okay and more resilient than adults: LA teachers on another semester of remote learning

As COVID-19 cases in Southern California continue to surge, Los Angeles Unified schools will continue remote learning into 2021.

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The damage caused by months of distance learning is coming into sharper focus. Attendance is down. Grades are plummeting. And many parents say kids are feeling isolated and depressed.

Debate over returning to in-person classes heats up as Californians face likelihood of all remote learning in 2021

The damage caused by months of distance learning is coming into sharper focus. Attendance is down. Grades are plummeting. And many parents say kids are feeling isolated and depressed.

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Today Governor Gavin Newsom unveiled a plan to make sure COVID-19 vaccines are distributed equitably across the state.

Teachers will get COVID vaccines soon. Does that mean in-person classes can resume?

Today Governor Gavin Newsom unveiled a plan to make sure COVID-19 vaccines are distributed equitably across the state.

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When it comes to messaging around coronavirus, there have been different versions from the city, county, state, and U.S. Department of Health.

Radio Indigena broadcasts COVID info to indigenous communities who don’t speak English or Spanish

When it comes to messaging around coronavirus, there have been different versions from the city, county, state, and U.S. Department of Health.

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