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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 Fire up the old computer, dust off the laptop, or get the smartphone palm ready. Residents over the next week will start receiving their special Census code by snail mail. They are expected to fill out that form, or they can expect the knock at the door. For those that need extra ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Top teenage mathematical minds in the Long Beach Unified School District are gearing up to teach students half a world away about how to build, program and code computers. Kids with the Urban Math Collaborative will soon catch up with students off the coast of Africa in a new long-distance learning project ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Long Beach kids are learning how to use their innate multitasking abilities to expand on something else they naturally have in play. One of the first things that Everett Glenn always tells students in his program is that making it to the top of their sports dreams might be a one in ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Segregation is not some awful signpost of the distant past. It’s on the playgrounds, it’s in the lunchrooms and follows kids throughout the middle and high school years. Even when students are close neighbors, they are not necessarily positively sharing their experiences and cultures. On Saturday, January 25, the California Conference for ...
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    By Dianne Anderson If Long Beach educator Dr. Felton Williams had his way, the outpouring of accolades for his successful program development within the city unified school district would be a low key event without much fanfare. His traditionalist quiet side doesn’t surprise Uduak-Joe Ntuk, a local engineer and youth mentor. He said that while ...