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    By Dianne Anderson If $63 billion for 2019-20 in Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) funding slated to help mostly low-income Black and Brown kids in school districts across the state sounds like a lot of money – it is. Now, if only those high needs students could get at those state-mandated resources and services that ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Conversations broke wide open since the Black revolution was televised, spurring change and raising the debate a few notches on something that has resonated worldwide – police brutality. “In Germany, Thailand, Rome, Vietnam, they are chanting Black Lives Matter in the streets. It’s pretty remarkable,” said Dr. Mary Texeira, a professor of ...
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    By Dianne Anderson The last school year proved to be a hard lesson learned on short notice, but Keisa Brown is sure that her district is ready for the inevitable, working around the clock to get ready for any challenges they may face in the fall. The award-winning teacher said recent months presented a huge ...
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    Myrlene Pierre has been selected as the new assistant superintendent of Student Services for the San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools, County Superintendent Ted Alejandre announced. “We are excited that Myrlene, who has extensive experience as an educator for three decades in public education, will be joining our organization,” Alejandre said. “She has been a ...
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    Due to current national and international crises, including the COVID-19 social distancing recommendations, in-person commencement ceremonies for all San Bernardino City Unified School District (SBCUSD) graduates have been postponed until officials lift restrictions. In-person graduations have not been cancelled. Interim Superintendent Dr. Harold Vollkommer said, “I want to assure you that we remain fully committed ...
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    The Class of 2020 will go down in history for several reasons, but in the San Bernardino City Unified School District (SBCUSD), there are a few top students who deserve an extra spotlight. The SBCUSD Class of 2020 boasts three African-American valedictorians from three different high schools. All three will receive a $1,000 scholarship from ...
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    The San Bernardino Valley College graduating class of 2020 will be long admired for their staying power and a good attitude, even in the hard times as they gear up for their virtual commencement. Those that stayed the course through the struggle are now reaping their reward. TaQuera Evans, 23, is one of them. Next ...
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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 ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Stay at home and self-isolation orders have most parents perplexed about what to do academically with the kids. For the school district, the big focus is on getting kids and families safely through the Coronavirus crisis in the coming weeks and months. “Right now, the way I see it is that it’s ...