How Kusema Thomas missed six weeks of distance learning in LA Unified middle school

Technology and communication problems left him out of virtual classes and chronically absent. NOVEMBER 19, 2020 by John Fensterwald, EdSource Kusema Thomas II got Fs on his first two sixth-grade report cards at a Los Angeles Unified middle school. His homeroom teacher marked him absent for 38 days over 10 weeks. His English teacher warned that Read more about How Kusema Thomas missed six weeks of distance learning in LA Unified middle school[…]

A Parent’s Guide to Student Privacy

By Elizabeth Laird, Center for Democracy & Technology About This Guide How Do I know If My Child’s Information Is Protected? A Parent’s Guide to Student Privacy seeks to empower parents and help you ask your child’s school questions to advocate for your child’s privacy. The guide is meant to raise awareness around student privacy and Read more about A Parent’s Guide to Student Privacy[…]

Why Students Need Social-Emotional Learning Now

By Arianna Prothero , Education Week, September 2, 2020 School leaders and educators are facing pressures from all quarters when it comes to starting school this fall—whether it’s trying to make up for lost learning, navigating the logistical challenges of safely opening school buildings, or steering the political challenges of closing them. All of this is Read more about Why Students Need Social-Emotional Learning Now[…]

Schools Left in the Lurch as Negotiations on Coronavirus-Relief Bill Collapse

By Lauren Camera, Senior Education Writer, US News & World Report, Aug. 12, 2020, at 9:47 a.m. WHEN PRESIDENT Donald Trump signed a series of executive orders aimed at providing economic relief to blunt the repercussions of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the action eviscerated high-level negotiations on a bill to provide a major new infusion of federal support, leaving the Read more about Schools Left in the Lurch as Negotiations on Coronavirus-Relief Bill Collapse[…]

Time’s Running Out to Register for #PTAConLive20

Secure your spot for a summer of world-class leadership training, inspirational keynote speakers and transformational approaches your PTA can use for the upcoming school year. Here’s what you need to know: General registration closes 11:59 p.m. EDT, July 19. Register now. If you wish to vote as a state PTA delegate for National PTA elections, Read more about Time’s Running Out to Register for #PTAConLive20[…]

Resources on Community Unrest, Justice and Support

Helping Your Child Cope with Media Coverage of Community Racial Trauma: Tips for Parents – Short video with excellent recommendations for parents and teacher alike. Can be subtitled in multiple languages. Estos videos pueden subtitularse en varios idiomas. Positive Behavior Intervention and Support/Restorative Practices – facilitating circle in a virtual space. George Floyd, Racism and Law Enforcement – ADL’s Read more about Resources on Community Unrest, Justice and Support[…]

March Announcements

Hello Highlands Council PTA Members, Here are Highlands Council’s updates for the month of March: This month’s meeting will be postponed to Monday April 8th, 2019.  At this meeting we will be holding elections for the board of Highlands Council for the 2019-2020 school year.  We are in need of a Treasurer, if you or someone you know Read more about March Announcements[…]

LAUSD/UTLA Concerns and Information on BD 5 Elections

Hello Highlands Council members, I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season! Our next Highlands Council meeting will be held on Monday January 14, 2019 at the Sotomayor Learning Center’s parent center from 4:00pm to 5:30pm. It is important for you to have representation and voice any concerns you may have, and how, we Read more about LAUSD/UTLA Concerns and Information on BD 5 Elections[…]