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Controversy Continues Over School Reopening Timeline
Education

Controversy Continues Over School Reopening Timeline

By Terry Miller As the easing of coronavirus restrictions continues, so does the controversy over opening schools. In recent weeks, numerous parent groups have voiced their annoyance with the lack of definitive plans to reopen schools. Citing multiple reasons, including students’ mental and physical health, parents and back-to school advocates are growing exponentially frustrated. The…

Parents Demand Schools Reopen but Is It Safe?
Education, News

Parents Demand Schools Reopen but Is It Safe?

Teacher vaccinations are important but not a prerequisite for reopening, CDC says — at least in elementary schools By Terry Miller Scores of parents and their children descended upon Pasadena City Hall Tuesday afternoon to voice their support for opening schools immediately. A concerned parent, Erika Foy organized the rally. She said: “It is hard…

Caltech Professor Named Co-chair of Biden’s Science and Technology Advisory Council
Education

Caltech Professor Named Co-chair of Biden’s Science and Technology Advisory Council

President-elect Joseph Biden has appointed Frances Arnold, a Caltech professor of chemical engineering, bioengineering and biochemistry, to the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) — which advises the president on science, technology, education, and innovation policy. The council also provides the president with scientific and technical information that informs public policy. “From…

L.A. County Students Can Apply for California Credit Union Scholarship
Education

L.A. County Students Can Apply for California Credit Union Scholarship

California Credit Union invites college-bound students in Los Angeles County to apply for its 2021 College Scholarship Program. Through the program, the credit union provides $20,000 in scholarships annually to recognize Southern California students who are motivated in their academic studies and active in their schools and communities. “We realize that managing the costs of…

Newsom Hopes to Get Students Back to School by Spring
Education

Newsom Hopes to Get Students Back to School by Spring

The State Safe Schools for All plan, California’s framework to expand the number of schools resuming in-person instruction, was released on Dec. 30 by Governor Gavin Newsom. According to the governor’s office, the plan is “Informed by growing evidence of the decreased risks and increased benefits of in-person instruction.” The plan was developed in partnership with the Legislature, and the governor’s adjustment…

$1.2M Edison Scholars Program 2021 Application Period Open
Education

$1.2M Edison Scholars Program 2021 Application Period Open

High school seniors whose dreams are to power the future and make a difference through the study of science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) are invited to apply for Edison International’s $1.2 million Edison Scholars Program.  Each year, Edison International, the parent company of Southern California Edison, awards $40,000 scholarships, paid over four years, to…

Free After-School Programs Offered at L.A. County Parks
Education

Free After-School Programs Offered at L.A. County Parks

The Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation is offering free outdoor after-school programs designed for school-age children in first through sixth grade, operating Tuesday through Friday from 2 to 5 p.m.  Trained staff are focused on every child having a memorable experience and making friends, by encouraging creativity and an appreciation for fun…

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