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.

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.

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. 

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…

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.

Lauryn Hong, Ella Matlock, Sofia Migliazza and Erin Rogers met in the summer of 2019 because they wanted to be members of Long Beach Poly’s swim team.

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…

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.

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 …

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…

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.

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