Long Beach City College gave away 100 more Chromebooks and 50 more hotspots to students on Friday, Oct. 9, thanks to a $25,000 donation from an anonymous donor to the LBCC Foundation.
As educators, even in normal years, it often seems as if every moment of our lives from September to June is spent in front of an audience. Not just an audience — an audience of teenagers, who are mostly kind and caring, but for whom even the tiniest morsels of their teachers’ private lives …
The Long Beach College Promise, the future of virtual learning and the role of police on campus were just some of the topics discussed during a Wednesday evening, Oct. 14, debate among the three candidates vying to represent Area 4 on the Long Beach Community College District board.
For the past 24 years, the Historical Society of Long Beach (HSLB) has shared local lore in a unique way. Each October, the group has re-enacted meaningful moments in Historical Cemetery Tours.
Two candidates vying to represent Area 2 on the Long Beach Unified School District board, Erik Miller and Tonia Reyes Uranga, faced off in a live-streamed debate Monday evening, Oct. 12, where they discussed equity, finances, the achievement gap and more.
Long Beach Unified School District will receive a $140,000 grant to help feed students in need from the nonprofit No Kid Hungry California.
The Long Beach Unified School District will have to make some more room in its trophy case because two more schools have been selected as national Blue Ribbon schools by U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos. The recognition is based on a school’s overall academic performance or progress i…
On-campus students at Cal State Long Beach must heed quarantine orders or they could face disciplinary action, a university official said Sunday, a day after the quarantine went into effect after five students tested positive for COVID-19.
Every day, I ask my students to check in with me in the Zoom chat box by responding to a quick “temperature check” prompt. I ask them how they’re feeling, what they’re worried about, or to name something that they’re looking forward to doing. Sometimes the prompts are fun (I had them choose …
The first-ever California native and Mexican-American to lead the system, Joseph I. Castro will serve as the eighth chancellor for California State universities starting Jan. 4.
After construction began in 2018 on a new Main Library downtown, Long Beach Public Library Foundation board members decided to launch a capital campaign to help improve the facility.
One week down for this new school year. On Sept. 1, I met 160 new teenagers and, however imperfectly, we made it through our first four days together. It’s my natural impulse to catalog the challenges and glitches, but I’m making an effort over the three-day weekend to dwell for a few moment…
The Long Beach Unified School District will continue with online classes through Jan. 28 due to the coronavirus pandemic, the district's superintendent announced Thursday.
Literally hundreds of neighborhood advocates and activists have got their start in the Long Beach Neighborhood Leadership Program since 1992, and a little thing like a pandemic wasn't going to get in the way of another class graduating in 2020.
YMCAs across the country have offered summer day camps for generations, and now the YMCA of Greater Long Beach is going to combine that approach with support for remote learning.
For the last eight years, Eighth District City Councilman Al Austin has taken over a park as students prepared to go back to school to give away free backpacks, school supplies and more.
It's called Operation School Bell, and for the last 26 years it has helped Long Beach school children in need get ready to go to class without worrying about how they look or what they're carrying.
LBUSD and its teachers union have struck a deal at last to allow faculty some flexibility on where they teach during the upcoming semester, which will begin as entirely virtual because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Alpert New Leaders Forum has been preparing Jewish leaders since 2009, and a pandemic isn't going to stop the process, organizers say.
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.