Coronavirus cases and hospitalizations appear to be on the decline in Long Beach, officials announced Thursday, Aug. 13, the same day they also outlined health requirements for schools once they eventually get the OK to open.
Megan Kerr resigned as vice president LBUSD’s Board of Education Wednesday night, Aug. 5, and then nominated panel member Juan Benitez to replace her — but he declined to accept the role, in a show of unity after weeks of controversy over the annual-and-normally-routine leadership change.
When COVID-19 caused Long Beach schools to close, Erin Gruwell experienced a familiar discomfort. She said she was gripped by the same feeling that overtook her in 1994, when she first became a teacher: a feeling of need, coupled with a desire to answer that need in an appropriate way.
Earlier this month, Long Beach implemented a ban throughout the city on the sale of most flavored tobacco products. The move means electronic smoking devices like vape pens and e-cigarettes with flavor products are no longer allowed to be sold in the city.
Long Beach is known for its wide, open stretches of sand, good wind, and gentle waves. These conditions combine to make the area ideal for kite surfing.
Mayor Robert Garcia’s family has set up a scholarship fund at Cal State Long Beach to honor his mother, who died this week, by helping students who want to go into healthcare — with a focus on helping women and immigrants — the city’s elected leader announced in a tweet Thursday, July 30.
Long Beach City Prosecutor Doug Haubert has stepped into the nationwide debate about renaming schools that honor historical figures with racist legacies, asking the local school district to rename Jordan High in honor of outgoing board member Felton Williams.
While schools in Long Beach prepare for the 2020-21 school year, private preschools in the area have been open for weeks with altered schedules and adjusted rules to account for keep students safe during COVID-19.
A decision to break with tradition and pass over the vice president of the Long Beach Unified School District’s board when it came time to choose a new leader has caused outrage among some city and community leaders.
Kristiana Dimitrov, a Renaissance High School 2020 graduate and University of California, Santa Cruz, freshman isn't letting the stay at home order keep her from getting a head start on a future career.
Citing the resurgent threat of the coronavirus pandemic in many parts of California, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Friday, July 17, that California schools will start the new school year with many students once again learning from home.
For the last 24 years, Friends of Pathways has used the kindness of Park Estates homeowners one weekend every year to mount an elaborate fundraising party for the Pathways to Independence organization.
Every year, Jordan High School celebrates the accomplishments of seniors by displaying banners featuring the graduate's name along with the college or university they will be attending in the fall.
Long Beach City College is preparing for a blended fall semester, with a combination of online classes and socially distanced classroom and labs on both campuses.
A push to change names and remove statues represents a nationwide call by Black activists and others for society to reexamine which historical figures the country lauds, create a more comprehensive understanding of these past leaders’ beliefs and attitudes, and an understanding of how monume…
One hundred students at Long Beach City College will find it a little easier to take remote learning classes, thanks to the donation of 100 Chromebook laptop computers from the Long Beach Center for Economic Inclusion.
Long Beach Unified School District families will have their choice of education plans this fall, the district announced Wednesday, July 8, as the number of coronavirus cases in the city continues to climb.
A new education bill — which State Assemblyman Patrick O'Donnell, D-Long Beach, introduced last week, seeks to limit liability related to the coronavirus for school districts this fall.
Long Beach public libraries are closed now, but a new collection and related programs centering on race, equity and justice may be available once the libraries reopen.
Come fall 2021, students graduating from Norwalk-La Mirada high schools will receive priority admission to Cal State Long Beach as "local" students.
Long Beach state Assemblyman Patrick O'Donnell introduced a bill Monday, June 29, that would limit COVID-19 liability for school districts this fall.
According to Smithsonian magazine, the first forks were used in ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome. Forks were only used as cooking tools and it wasn’t until the Middle Ages that a smaller version was used for eating.
Gov. Gavin Newsom's order closing indoor commercial activities has pushed more than restaurant visitors outside — the Aquarium of the Pacific has opted to stay open with only open sky exhibits open.
The Long Beach Unified School District’s Family Resource Centers (FRCs) will provide free, short-term, individual counseling during summer school to support students currently enrolled in the school district.
Last week, we took our son to his elementary school to pick up what had been left in his classroom when the world changed on March 13. We live close to his school, so, at the appointed time, we walked our usual route and entered through our usual gate. He even wore his school uniform and his…
People interested in a career in global logistics and supply chain industries are now able to register for the Port of Long Beach Maritime Center of Excellence at Long Beach City College.
State law requires 40 hours of training for anyone who helps victims of domestic abuse either as an employee or a volunteer at agencies dedicated to offering that help.
When Gov. Gavin Newsom released his proposed budget revisions for the 2020-21 fiscal year, there were significant cuts to education because of a $54 billion deficit associated with revenue loss due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Samuel Paxton, a fifth grader at Patrick Henry K-8 school, has received an honorable mention in the National PTA Reflections contest for a song he wrote and performed himself.
Dirt and debris from a Cal State Long Beach residential hall construction site dumped last fall on parts of the 22 acres designated as the historic Puvungna tribal land has prompted a lawsuit against the California State University system.
Ten young Long Beach scholars received scholarships, gifts and more Saturday at a drive-in graduation put on by CAMEO, the professional auxiliary of Assistance League of Long Beach.
Officials at Belmont Heights United Methodist Church announced Thursday the longstanding preschool there would close permanently, and terminated all 15 staff members.
My students are sometimes surprised to learn that teachers get nervous about the first day of school, too. A week or two before the fall semester begins, many of us start worrying about the same things that are causing our kids stress — will we be working with our friends? Will we get along …
For many youngsters, school is a place for required learning, a space to share time with friends and something to occupy the day until it's time to head home, finish homework and enjoy time with family. But for others, school means so much more.
We’re into month three of the shutdown and, if you’re like me, some aspects of life that were once unthinkable are starting to feel almost normal.
The Richard and Karen Carpenter Performing Arts Center was awarded the California Arts Council's "Arts Education Exposure" Grant for the third year in a row.
Last weekend, I was scrolling through social media and checking on local news when I saw an article about a food distribution event in North Long Beach that took place on Saturday, May 9. More than 2,500 packages of food were distributed by more than 100 volunteers, and cars were lined up fo…
Diplomas and certificates from Long Beach City College will be delivered by mail while the pomp and circumstance takes place online, thanks to the coronavirus.
On Friday afternoon, May 1, Nikki Prutsos had finished her school day and was relaxing inside with her teenage daughters. Suddenly, her husband asked her to come outside.
Seniors in the Long Beach Unified School District don’t have an in-person graduation ceremony to look forward to — but they will be able to commemorate the occasion virtually.