Morgan Polikoff

associate professor of education at University of Southern California

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Amid the winter COVID surge, Long Beach, Alhambra, and Burbank districts resumed classes on Monday, and LA public schools will restart next Tuesday.

LAUSD: High learning loss, low staffing, comprehensive but unreliable COVID tests

Amid the winter COVID surge, Long Beach, Alhambra, and Burbank districts resumed classes on Monday, and LA public schools will restart next Tuesday.

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