Education

By refusing to go to school, students could make a loud statement about California’s spending priorities, says  Zocalo commentator Joe Mathews.

from Zócalo's Connecting California

LA County’s Office of Education released guidelines today for how to bring its 2 million students back to campuses in the fall.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Virtual graduations took place over the past few days. But now, students who’ve finished college can’t do in-person job interviews or travel, and they face uncertain futures.

UCLA, USC grads on their virtual graduations, future plans

Virtual graduations took place over the past few days. But now, students who’ve finished college can’t do in-person job interviews or travel, and they face uncertain futures.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Gov. Gavin Newsom revised California’s budget down to $203 billion Thursday as the coronavirus pandemic batters the state with record job losses and shortfalls.

Schools, health face deep cuts in California’s $203 billion budget

Gov. Gavin Newsom revised California’s budget down to $203 billion Thursday as the coronavirus pandemic batters the state with record job losses and shortfalls.

from News Stories

Seventeen year-old Virginia Villata feels like her life has come full circle.

LA high schoolers ‘Get Lit’ at the poetry slam finals

Seventeen year-old Virginia Villata feels like her life has come full circle.

from Greater LA

Parker Tenove moved from Kansas to California to become part of the track and field program at El Camino College. When the coronavirus canceled the spring season, his plans fell apart.

Community colleges could see influx of athletes as coronavirus disrupts sports recruiting

Parker Tenove moved from Kansas to California to become part of the track and field program at El Camino College. When the coronavirus canceled the spring season, his plans fell apart.

from News Stories

Hazel Cho is perched on the edge of the couch, staring intently at the computer screen while twirling a strand of hair.

Let it go: ‘Frozen’ isn’t a great babysitter, but not all screen time is bad for kids

Hazel Cho is perched on the edge of the couch, staring intently at the computer screen while twirling a strand of hair.

from Greater LA

Most college students are taking classes from home. Some have received a break on dorm and meal fees, but not tuition or fees.

Students sue UC, Cal State for unused campus facility fees

Most college students are taking classes from home. Some have received a break on dorm and meal fees, but not tuition or fees.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

It’s unclear what college campuses will look like in the fall. High school seniors might choose to take a gap year instead of heading straight to higher education.

As COVID-19 makes college uncertain in the fall, students consider taking a year off

It’s unclear what college campuses will look like in the fall. High school seniors might choose to take a gap year instead of heading straight to higher education.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Los Angeles public schools will start on August 18, according to LAUSD Superintendent Austin Beutner. But the district hasn’t decided if classes will be online or in person.

School starts in August for LAUSD, but may still be online

Los Angeles public schools will start on August 18, according to LAUSD Superintendent Austin Beutner. But the district hasn’t decided if classes will be online or in person.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Wendy MacNaughton has pledged to host a drawing class every week day through the end of the school year from her home in San Francisco.

Wendy Mac’s Instagram classes teach kids how to draw during quarantine

Wendy MacNaughton has pledged to host a drawing class every week day through the end of the school year from her home in San Francisco.

from KCRW Features

This week, Governor Gavin Newsom indicated that students could possibly return to classrooms in July. Some educators are concerned about a summer reopening.

‘Where are you going to put everybody?’: LAUSD teachers concerned about schools possibly opening in July

This week, Governor Gavin Newsom indicated that students could possibly return to classrooms in July. Some educators are concerned about a summer reopening.

from Greater LA

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the lives of everyone, including children. For parents, it can be tough to know what to say to kids and how to say it.

How parents and a new picture book can help kids cope with COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the lives of everyone, including children. For parents, it can be tough to know what to say to kids and how to say it.

from KCRW Features

Due to stay-at-home orders, LA’s high school seniors are missing out on prom, and worrying about graduation and college.

For LA high school seniors, rites of passage won’t happen due to COVID-19

Due to stay-at-home orders, LA’s high school seniors are missing out on prom, and worrying about graduation and college.

from Greater LA

Now is usually when college-bound high school seniors are checking their mailboxes for the “big envelope” to see which schools accepted them.

College admissions, classes and costs are changing amid COVID-19

Now is usually when college-bound high school seniors are checking their mailboxes for the “big envelope” to see which schools accepted them.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

As of last Friday, only a third of Keara Williams’ high school english students had submitted assignments she posted online after her South LA school closed three weeks ago.

Despite poor internet access and language barriers, LA teacher tries to reach students

As of last Friday, only a third of Keara Williams’ high school english students had submitted assignments she posted online after her South LA school closed three weeks ago.

from KCRW Features

The National Institutes of Health is sponsoring 75 clinical trials across the world for a possible treatment for COVID-19.

UCLA doctor on leading Remdesivir trials as possible COVID-19 treatment

The National Institutes of Health is sponsoring 75 clinical trials across the world for a possible treatment for COVID-19.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Governor Gavin Newsom made an unprecedented announcement last week when he said, “I would plan and assume that it's unlikely that many of these schools -- few, if any -- will open…

LAUSD shifts to online education during coronavirus crisis. How 2 teachers are adapting

Governor Gavin Newsom made an unprecedented announcement last week when he said, “I would plan and assume that it's unlikely that many of these schools -- few, if any -- will open…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

LA’s public schools closed last Monday, and parents were initially told the closure would last two weeks.

LAUSD shifted to online learning. Is it working?

LA’s public schools closed last Monday, and parents were initially told the closure would last two weeks.

from Greater LA

LA Unified School District’s 700,000 students are at home for the foreseeable future. Gino Campagna (aka Chef Gino) has been schooling kids in the kitchen for years.

Cooking with kids while holed up at home

LA Unified School District’s 700,000 students are at home for the foreseeable future. Gino Campagna (aka Chef Gino) has been schooling kids in the kitchen for years.

from Good Food