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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 …

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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…

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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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When K-12 campuses across the state shut down in March due to the coronavirus pandemic, the more than 400 students in the various teacher education paths at Cal State Long Beach could be forgiven for some trepidation.

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There are some challenging aspects of the current shutdown that are specific to the education sector. Grading practices, assessments, engagement data, and other concerns are hard to talk about with people outside of our profession without first whipping up a glossary of jargon.

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Ever since Long Beach Unified School District shuttered campuses in mid-March, to stem the further spread of the coronavirus, academic work for students has gone ungraded — but that is set to change next week.

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Last week, as I was virtually checking in with my students, I asked them if they had any big plans for Spring Break. They laughed and rolled their eyes, then shared their stories of cancelled trips and abandoned plans. 

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Years from now, when I am telling the story of the COVID-19 shutdown to my future students, I will struggle to capture the way in which the news was both incremental and sudden, both inevitable and completely unexpected.

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The Long Beach Unified School District announced Wednesday evening, April 1, that its schools will remain closed through the end of the academic year. Graduation ceremonies have also been canceled.

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The coronavirus has claimed another victim — an evening with George Takei as part of Long Beach Reads One Book, scheduled for March 19, has been postponed.

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Cal State Long Beach will suspend in-person classes because of fears about the new coronavirus, the university announced Wednesday, March 11.

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Long Beach City College (LBCC) Foundation and the LBCC Workforce Development Department recently received a $650,000 grant and scholarship endowment for students to receive stipends while placed in unpaid internships, college officials announced last week.

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Long Beach City College will begin preparing for the departure of its chief executive, even as she withdrew from consideration for a similar post in Oregon, the president of the Board of Trustees said Thursday, Feb. 27.

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The city of Long Beach has been at the forefront when it comes to women and leadership roles in technology — after all, the city is the birthplace of the Wonder Woman tech conference.

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The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation (JKCF) College Scholarship Program offers high-achieving high school seniors an opportunity to receive up to $40,000 per year along with college planning support and the opportunity to network with previous winners.