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    By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire Sr Nat’l Correspondent Sponsored by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the NNPA continues its campaign to raise awareness about education barriers for students of color and help bridge the learning gap for minorities, especially during the coronavirus pandemic. In a series of interviews with Dr. Edwards-Jones and other ...
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    by Dianne Anderson Not a lot of overthinking was involved in deciding whether SBCUSD students would return to school this semester, or ride out the distance learning model till the end of the school year. For school board member Danny Tillman, it was a no brainer. He did the math and looked at the colors. ...
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    By Dianne Anderson No one really imagined the coronavirus impact of recent weeks, but some local educators were prepared far ahead of the pandemic to give their students an academic edge. Some schools already had the right technology at their fingertips, and simply needed to put some last-minute moves into motion. Dwaine Radden Sr., CEO ...
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    By Dianne Anderson How to avoid COVID-19 and what to study in their distance learning assignment is about the last thing on the minds of some growing teens these days. Mostly, they’re just trying to find some food. Edwin Johnson, founder and CEO of CHORDS, works with about a hundred teens and youth at local ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Ammons Smith, a senior at Long Beach Unified School District, isn’t dealing with the uncertainty facing many of his peers these days. All of his core classes are finished. He has cleared major hurdles, all set to graduate and ready to move on to bigger things, even despite the school shut down ...