Aviva Alvarez-Zakson

World history and ethnic studies teacher at Hamilton High School

World history and ethnic studies teacher at Hamilton High School

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Days after the school shooting in Uvalde, KCRW checks in with two LA teachers.

Safety plans go out the window when real life happens, LA teachers say

Days after the school shooting in Uvalde, KCRW checks in with two LA teachers.

from Greater LA

LAUSD is seeing a drop in COVID numbers and rise in attendance. KCRW checks in with third grade teacher Kristie Collette and high school teacher Aviva Alvarez-Zakson.

‘We've all been exposed’: LAUSD to stop COVID contact tracing

LAUSD is seeing a drop in COVID numbers and rise in attendance. KCRW checks in with third grade teacher Kristie Collette and high school teacher Aviva Alvarez-Zakson.

from Greater LA

The toll of a year and a half of remote learning is now starting to show its colors.

LA students’ emotional needs are higher than ever, teachers feel more like social workers

The toll of a year and a half of remote learning is now starting to show its colors.

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