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    By Dianne Anderson If Black students can benefit from their fair share of the latest COVID Relief funding, then some relief may be in store from the academically, social-emotionally barren year. Summer school programs are set to open in real time, and Long Beach educators hope to see students back in their traditional classrooms as ...
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    Governor Gavin Newsom and State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond have announced a partnership between the California COVID-19 Testing Task Force and the California Department of Education to deploy up to 3 million rapid COVID-19 antigen tests at no cost to support the safe return to in-person learning for staff and students in some of California’s most disadvantaged school ...
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    By Bo Tefu California Black Media Black officials and health advocates across the state have thrown their support behind Gov.  Gavin Newsom’s equity-informed plan for safely reopening California’s schools and economy. The plan includes an increased education budget, as well as vaccine distribution protocols informed by data to minimize the threat of COVID-19 spread. Sen. ...
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    By Dianne Anderson College students, sometimes called starving students, are known to subsist on ramen noodles, which is bad enough for individuals, but not enough for students with children. During this COVID economy, local campuses are preparing for increased food demand as the holidays draw near. Dr. Raymond Carlos, director of student life at San ...
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    After 42 years of service in public education, Dr. Judy D. White will retire from her role as Riverside County’s 12th Superintendent of Schools effective November 1. “When I was a young girl, teachers and educators helped me believe that I could accomplish great things and encouraged me to develop my voice. Over the last ...
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    (We apologize that this story did not include a response from LBUSD when first posted. That error has been corrected) By Dianne Anderson Parents and local advocates were prepared to give input at a recent LBUSD board meeting regarding the Learning Continuity and Attendance Plan, specifically about why Black students are not mentioned in the ...
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    Plan centers on rigorous instruction for students even when schools physically closed Decisions to open will be determined by data that public can track on daily basis Schools open for in-person instruction will implement precautions, including a requirement that students in 3rd grade and above wear masks Governor Gavin Newsom today announced his plan for ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Local student Narishia Laye hasn’t had a lot of extra time on her hands since the pandemic started, even as many of her peers became unemployed. As an essential worker, her hours increased through the crisis, making the big challenge of the past two months has been time management, swinging six classes ...