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.

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 …

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…

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.

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.

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…

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