Los Angeles Unified to Require All Students 12 and Older to be Vaccinated Against COVID-19 by January 10, 2022

LOS ANGELES (September 9, 2021) – As part of the Los Angeles Unified School District’s efforts to provide the safest possible environment in which to learn and work, all students 12 years old and older will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by January 10, 2022, unless they have a medical or other exemption.  Read more about Los Angeles Unified to Require All Students 12 and Older to be Vaccinated Against COVID-19 by January 10, 2022[…]

E-Cigs and the Youth Vaping Epidemic: What parents and adults need to know for back-to-school 2021

Presented by Parents Against Vaping e-cigs (PAVe) and Los Angeles Tenth District PTSA This fall, the return to in-person learning means a lot of changes and challenges for families. Among them is easier access to e-cigarettes for many of our kids–and by 10th grade, about 40% of youth have tried vaping. Behind the bright colors Read more about E-Cigs and the Youth Vaping Epidemic: What parents and adults need to know for back-to-school 2021[…]

HIghlands Council of PTA’s Association Zoom Meeting

September 20, 2021 at, 6:00 pm Please join our first Association Meeting of the year. All executive board members of each unit, elected and appointed officers, principals, teacher representatives, and chairpersons, are invited to attend this meeting.   Guest Speakers: Mr. Antonio Plascencia, Jr., Director, Parent and Community Services, and Mr. Joel Cisneros, LCSW, Director, School Read more about HIghlands Council of PTA’s Association Zoom Meeting[…]

Continuing Education Scholarships

To help school professionals and volunteers continue to learn and improve their skills, California State PTA is proud to offer two categories of scholarships: a $500 award for credentialed teachers, counselors, and school nurses, and a $500 award for PTA volunteers. All scholarship applications require two references and an application form that can be completed online. Applicants must Read more about Continuing Education Scholarships[…]

LAUSD Requires Baseline Covid-Testing

LAUSD Requires baseline covid-testing for all students and staff prior to returning to in-person instruction on August 16, 2021, and covid testing will be provided. All students and employees, both vaccinated and unvaccinated, returning for in-person instruction must participate in baseline and ongoing weekly COVID testing. This is in accordance with the most recent guidance Read more about LAUSD Requires Baseline Covid-Testing[…]

Make good on California’s commitment to equity — fund computer science classrooms

JULIE FLAPAN AND ALLISON SCOTT, EDSOURCE, June 1, 2021 This past year, we have focused on supporting remote learning, keeping students safe and providing access to the broadband and devices necessary to participate in schooling. As in-person instruction returns, however, let’s imagine a future where students are no longer just downloading apps, but learning to Read more about Make good on California’s commitment to equity — fund computer science classrooms[…]

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California Math Curriculum Spurs New Controversy About Accelerated Learning

by Sydney Johnson, EdSource, May 20, 2021; Picture by Allison Shelley for American Education California has a math problem. Nearly a decade after Common Core math standards were adopted in California, the majority of K-12 students are not yet meeting grade-level benchmarks, and Black and Latino students are underrepresented in rigorous accelerated programs. Now, a state-led recommendation Read more about California Math Curriculum Spurs New Controversy About Accelerated Learning[…]