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Opinion: UTLA uses the coronavirus as excuse to trash charters
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Apr 8, 8:22 AM: Sadly, though, there are some who attempt to capitalize on these stressful times to advance their political agenda. And quite conspicuous in that crowd is Alex Caputo-Pearl, president of the United Teachers of Los >
Launching online learning at L.A. schools during coronavirus is ‘akin to landing on the moon’
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Apr 7, 8:16 AM:

In a sign that the digital divide may be narrowing among Los Angeles public high school students who have lacked computer or internet access, teachers have connected with 96% of their pupils, leaving about 5,000 still >

LA Unified shows progress with distance learning but has challenge connecting elementary students
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Apr 7, 7:10 AM: As it grapples with a challenge facing every district in California, Los Angeles Unified is making significant progress increasing the number of students connected to distance learning, but problems and wide gaps still >
The new reality of school at home: Overwhelmed. Isolated. Unfocused. Very Stressed
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Apr 6, 8:17 AM: It’s been three weeks since school districts across the state have closed their campuses as the novel coronavirus continues to sweep its way across California — sending more than 6 million students home to navigate online >
Teachers union pushes back on LAUSD distance-learning methods amid coronavirus outbreak
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Apr 6, 7:56 AM: Powerful teachers union United Teachers Los Angeles demanded more leeway from the Los Angeles Unified School District Thursday to conduct remote learning during potentially prolonged campus closures due to the coronavirus >
Commentary: Berkeley Schools Leave Every Child Behind
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Apr 3, 8:43 AM: My family has been forced into a social experiment. One of our daughters is in second grade at a private religious school. Her twin sister, who has special needs, attends a public school. Can you guess which one went >
For Young Children With Autism And Other Developmental Disorders, School Closures Could Be A Major Setback
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Apr 3, 6:34 AM: Families across California have been looking for creative ways to educate at home while schools and day cares are shuttered. But for parents of children with intellectual disabilities, it’s a steeper challenge with higher >
California Schools Give Laptops To Students As Districts Prepare For ‘Distance Learning’
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Apr 3, 6:25 AM: After nearly all schools in California shut down in March, many teachers and administrators are preparing for closures to extend through the end of this academic year, as Gov. Gavin Newsom confirmed on Wednesday. >
Public schools expected to remain closed for the rest of the academic year, Newsom says
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Apr 2, 8:13 AM: California’s public K-12 school campuses are expected to remain closed for the remainder of the academic year in response to the escalating coronavirus pandemic as educators take on the massive challenge of distance >
Commentary: The Unforgiving Public Servant
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Mar 31, 7:46 AM: UTLA isn’t unique in leveraging the battle to insist upon its prerogatives. Across the state, California Teachers Association locals are stalling efforts to implement distance-learning technology. The governor’s “important >
15,000 L.A. high school students are AWOL online, 40,000 fail to check in daily amid coronavirus closures
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Mar 31, 7:34 AM: About 15,000 Los Angeles high school students are absent online and have failed to do any schoolwork while more than 40,000 have not been in daily contact with their teachers since March 16, when the coronavirus forced >
Parents feel virus shutdowns leave disabled students behind
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Mar 31, 7:25 AM: Rose, home amid the coronavirus pandemic that has shuttered schools across the country, now watches lessons her teacher posts to YouTube. Her therapists check in via video chat. In between, she works through daily >
Citing coronavirus risks, L.A. teachers union calls for new limits on charter schools
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Mar 27, 8:00 AM: Citing the coronavirus emergency, the L.A. teachers union on Thursday called for a moratorium on new charter school approvals and a halt to new campus-sharing arrangements with charters.
Letter: LAUSD teachers are adapting heroically. They deserve our support
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Mar 26, 7:56 AM: Although your print headline says “schools” may not be doing a good job educating students online -- and further reading reveals a scantly researched, hardly representative look at an issue that seems to be less about >
Marin City school families get food boost in pandemic
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Mar 25, 7:26 AM: ";As the crisis continues, we saw a need,” said Julie Neil of San Anselmo, who is working on the project with David Finnane, principal at Bayside Martin Luther King Jr. Academy in Marin City, and Rich Friedman, a special >
Coronavirus closures at L.A. Unified extend to May 1; district deal with Verizon will offer free internet
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Mar 24, 7:27 AM: Los Angeles public school campuses will be closed until at least May 1 in response to the widening COVID-19 pandemic, officials announced Monday, energizing a costly scramble to move instruction online for an extended >
Teachers find many obstacles as they try to keep kids learning amid coronavirus
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Mar 23, 8:07 AM: Almost all K-12 schools in California were shuttered last week. But from top state education leaders to district officials, including L.A. schools Supt. Austin Beutner, the message has been clear: Even though campuses are >
Editorial: Are California kids actually learning anything since coronavirus closed their schools?
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Mar 23, 5:52 AM: Some students in the Los Angeles Unified School District are receiving their lessons and homework assignments via the internet. Others, including those without access to broadband, are watching educational TV on PBS and >
With distance learning off to a wobbly start, LAUSD calls out for help
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Mar 20, 6:41 AM: In homes across Los Angeles, the new coronavirus pandemic has many parents clambering to facilitate home learning for their children while they balance work or newfound unemployment, but it hasn’t been smooth-going. >
Schools are closed, but learning must go on. How is this working for the neediest students? 1/12 A
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Mar 19, 7:39 AM:

In a webcast to more than 7,500 school district officials and educators across California on Wednesday, the message was clear: Campuses are closed in response to the coronavirus pandemic, but school — and learning — are >

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