Marisa Crabtree

English literature teacher at Lincoln High School

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LAUSD enters year 3 of COVID. Masks are optional, mental health struggles remain

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California’s elementary and middle school students, English learners, and students from low-income backgrounds saw significant learning losses in math and English after more than a…

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California’s elementary and middle school students, English learners, and students from low-income backgrounds saw significant learning losses in math and English after more than a…

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