How bad is student learning loss after nearly 2 years of COVID?

“[LAUSD] wants to know if somebody is sick. They want to catch them at the door, in essence, and have them stay home a few days,” says LA Times reporter Howard Blume on the district’s new COVID-19 testing approach ahead of a return to the classroom. Photo by Shutterstock.

Amid the winter COVID surge, Long Beach, Alhambra, and Burbank districts resumed classes on Monday, and LA public schools will restart next Tuesday. It’s been a bumpy road for students, teachers, and parents.

Thousands of flights were cancelled this past weekend amid the COVID winter surge. More airline workers tested positive, and Americans abroad needed to show a negative COVID test before heading home

If the Supreme Court upholds Texas and Mississippi laws that severely curtail abortion, dozens of Republican-led states are expected to pass similar laws.

Critics share their most anticipated TV shows coming this year, including “Moon Knight,” “Pam and Tommy,” “Bel-Air,” “Hawkeye,” and “American Auto.”