Four Los Angeles County schools have been granted waivers to resume in-person instruction for students in pre-kindergarten through second-grade, the first campuses to receive such approvals since the waiver-application process began earlier this month.
Shasta County officials say 274 recent cases in the county were tied to the Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry.
A student at Los Alamitos High School, the first public high school in Orange County to reopen in-person since the pandemic, has tested positive for the coronavirus. The positive case highlights the concern that children under the age of 18 can be infected with the deadly virus.
On Wednesday, Los Angeles Unified Superintendent Austin Beutner issued an open letter to President Trump informing the president that the district will not be including a prepared letter from the president in family food boxes and calling for immediate passage of a bipartisan bill providing relief for schools.
Sure it's nice to sleep in and do math problems in comfy clothes. But there are a host of other problems, like a lack of technology and even textbooks making virtual learning more difficult, especially for those at the lower end of the socioeconomic rung.
As a tech-savvy teen, Joseph Williams has taken to distance learning. While the virtual classroom has been a struggle for many parents, teachers, and students, Williams is excelling.
Los Angeles Unified Superintendent Austin Beutner said Monday that the school district has created a COVID-19 testing system in anticipation of students returning to its campuses.
Cal State Long Beach reported 17 new COVID-19 cases among its students Tuesday, 10 of whom live on campus.
With the county dodging a post-Labor Day spike in coronavirus cases, the Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to allow a limited number of schools to apply for waivers to offer in-person instruction for students in pre-kindergarten through 2nd grade.
A coalition of private schools in Los Angeles County is calling for public health officials and the County Board of Supervisors to accept their waiver applications to allow elementary schools to reopen.
Los Angeles County's public health director reiterated on Monday that the region has avoided a feared post-Labor Day spike in coronavirus cases, and the Board of Supervisors tomorrow will discuss possibly allowing school districts to apply for waivers to offer some in-person instruction.
The move to dramatically expand testing comes just five weeks before the November elections as Trump continues to face criticism for his handling of the coronavirus.
Superintendent Austin Beutner said Monday that public schools in Los Angeles are not yet ready to reopen for in-person instruction amid the coronavirus, even as he detailed some of the challenges in virtual learning.
Long-time community activist “Sweet Alice" Harris is calling on the Los Angeles Unified School District to keep its promise to give homeless students devices so they can do their homework and keep up in school during the virus era.
Several school districts in Orange County are welcoming students back to campuses this week.
Los Angeles Unified School District is looking at options to reopen schools when it is safe to do so amid the COVID-19 pandemic, but Superintendent Austin Beutner said Monday implementing those plans won't be easy.
Study earlier this year found stressed parents are drinking more.
About 600,000 people have signed the petition urging President Trump to cancel student loan debt.
The Newhall School District is putting distance learning on hold after a ransomware attack.
As Los Angeles Unified students continue to learn in virtual classrooms, the superintendent reiterated Monday that "any return to schools is not without risk" during the pandemic and no decision has been made on when campuses will reopen.