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[…]

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[…]

Emergency Broadband Benefit

The Emergency Broadband Benefit is an FCC program to help families and households struggling to afford internet service during the COVID-19 pandemic. This new benefit will connect eligible households to jobs, critical healthcare services, virtual classrooms, and so much more. About the Emergency Broadband Benefit The Emergency Broadband Benefit will provide a discount of up to $50 Read more about Emergency Broadband Benefit[…]

California State PTA Responds to Verdict in Chauvin Trial

We are a nation traumatized by racial injustice. The murder verdict in the George Floyd case is one important signal that police who use excessive force and discriminatory practices are not above the law. Incidents of discriminatory practices and racial injustice happen not only on our public streets but in our public schools. As PTA Read more about California State PTA Responds to Verdict in Chauvin Trial[…]

California State PTA Responds to the Georgia Shootings

California State PTA condemns the Georgia shootings and the recent violence against Asian Americans in our country. Our association stands firmly against racism in all forms and denounces all racial violence. It is critical that we rise to correct inequities and injustices. California State PTA and our constituent associations remain committed to improving diversity, equity Read more about California State PTA Responds to the Georgia Shootings[…]

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[…]