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Families demand wider school reopening as LAUSD moves toward limited in-person instruction

Families demand wider school reopening as LAUSD moves toward limited in-person instruction

Copyright © 2021, Los Angeles Times | | | |AdvertisementLos Angeles schools will resume some services next week for a small percentage of students with special needs, Supt. Austin Beutner announced Monday. However, the measures fall far short of demands from parents who rallied on the Westside to push for a broader reopening of schools.The state’s largest school system had been among the last in the region to maintain that halted all in-person services in early December. The district’s move will partially address a growing outcry among many families to reopen campuses.“In anticipation of a...

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No quick path to reopening L.A. Unified is emerging as school year slips away

No quick path to reopening L.A. Unified is emerging as school year slips away

Copyright © 2021, Los Angeles Times | | | |AdvertisementGov. Gavin Newsom’s new plan to vaccinate school staff more quickly does little to move campuses toward reopening in Los Angeles, where the teachers union remains opposed until community infection rates drop further and vaccines take full effect for returning workers — calling into question whether a robust return to in-person instruction is possible before the end of the school year.The union’s posture — similar to that of school employee unions in San Francisco and of the California Teachers Assn. — comes as union leaders in the...

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L.A. County elementary schools are cleared to fully open

L.A. County elementary schools are cleared to fully open

Copyright © 2021, Los Angeles Times | | | |AdvertisementLos Angeles County elementary school campuses are cleared to fully reopen for the first time in nearly a year because of dropping coronavirus rates, health officials confirmed Monday night. County Supervisor Janice Hahn tweeted out the news before the official confirmation, with a celebratory tweet in the late afternoon: “L.A. County has officially reached the State’s threshold for reopening elementary schools. Starting tomorrow, schools can reopen” if they have submitted and posted the necessary paperwork with county and state...

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L.A. Councilman Buscaino announces plan to sue L.A. schools to reopen

L.A. Councilman Buscaino announces plan to sue L.A. schools to reopen

Copyright © 2021, Los Angeles Times | | | |AdvertisementLos Angeles Councilman Joe Buscaino announced Thursday that he will ask the city to go to court to force campuses in the Los Angeles Unified School District to reopen for in-person instruction. Campuses have been closed in the nation’s second largest school system since March in response to the coronavirus crisis. The debate over reopening has reached intense levels in California and beyond, with strong emotions among parents, teachers and school leaders, high political stakes for public officials and direct ramifications for families...

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Unions for teachers, nurses, grocery and hotel workers call for L.A. County shutdown in January

Unions for teachers, nurses, grocery and hotel workers call for L.A. County shutdown in January

Copyright © 2020, Los Angeles Times | | | |Breaking NewsAdvertisementIn a move that reflects the desperation of teachers, nurses, healthcare, grocery and hotel employees, their influential unions are calling for a strict month-long Los Angeles County shutdown in January to control the COVID-19 pandemic, save lives and ultimately allow for a quicker reopening of schools and the economy.Evidence of mounting frustration and anxiety has also emerged in newly released and parents as most campuses across L.A. County to in-person classes. The union coalition called for what it described as a...

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Biden's education transition team gets California leader: Linda Darling-Hammond

Biden's education transition team gets California leader: Linda Darling-Hammond

Copyright © 2020, Los Angeles Times | | | |AdvertisementLinda Darling-Hammond, a leading figure in California education policy, is heading the education transition team for President-elect Joe Biden, where she is expected to emphasize support for teachers and traditional public schools.Darling-Hammond, of Education, has long been associated with research and advocacy in support of top-tier teacher preparation, continued professional development and efforts to retain teachers in the profession. Going into 2020, she helped Gov. Gavin Newsom set new spending priorities for education, which...

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