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Closures & Covid-19 outbreaks, distance learning returns, US Dept. of Ed Pursues Legal Action Towards States with Mask Bans
Last week’s news was defined by the growing number of mask and vaccine mandates. This week’s news is defined by the growing number of school closures and student & teacher quarantines due to Covid-19 outbreaks nationwide (USA Today): California: LA Times, LA Daily News, Washington Post Tennessee: Commercial Appeal, WBRC, Fox 13 Texas: CNN, ABC,…Read More >>
Spring is the most exciting yet one of the most taxing times of the college application process. It’s not uncommon for doubt or negative thoughts to creep into the minds of high school seniors as they eagerly wait to find out what their academic future holds.Read More >>
At Locke College Preparatory Academy, Senior Bridge has become the culmination of academic growth for our students.Read More >>
I am a Latina woman. Though I was born here, I have Mexican blood running through my veins, and that is something that I am extremely proud of having. In my community, we have always faced the struggles of racism. “Wetbacks, beggars, and illegals,” are just a couple words that the people in my community…Read More >>
News & Views: FDA approves Pfizer, House Passes $3.5T budget, states banning mask mandates may face legal action.
The FDA approved Pfizer earlier this week, paving the way for more vaccine mandates in schools and elsewhere. (Politico, EdWeek, Washington Post, AP News, Time, NY Times, NPR, Chalkbeat). Today, The House approved a $3.5T budget blueprint that is a key win for President Biden in executing his agenda, including his vision for public…Read More >>
After eight years of serving as the assistant principal, LaShawn Allen will now lead Ánimo Inglewood Charter High School as principal.Read More >>
This summer, five Green Dot students took part in the Coro Southern California Youth Fellows Program.Read More >>
¿Clases Universitarias a La Edad De 12 Años? Cómo Está Aeo Dando a Los Alumnos Un Empujón Hacia La Universidad
En la Escuela Secundaria Chárter Ánimo Ellen Ochoa, el camino hacia la universidad inicia temprano. A través de una asociación de inscripción dual con la Universidad del Este de Los Ángeles, AEO está ayudando a los alumnos a crear una trayectoria hacia el éxito que incluye tomar cursos universitarios incluso antes de que lleguen a su primer año de preparatoria.Read More >>
As we eagerly await for our hallways to once again echo with the laughter of students, our educators have shared what they are most excited for this school year.Read More >>
News President Biden and Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona spoke publicly and sent letters to the Governors of Texas and Florida emphasizing the need to allow students and teachers to wear masks while at school. (NY Times, USA Today, Politico, Politico) Tennessee specifics: Chalkbeat TN, Commercial Appeal, The Tennessean Texas specifics: Wall Street Journal, Fox…Read More >>
A proud Ánimo Inglewood Charter High School alumna connected 5 Green Dot students with Footlocker to participate in a collaborative art project, celebrating the grand opening of the footwear retailer’s Inglewood location.Read More >>
Today, the Senate passed a $1T Infrastructure deal with bipartisan support. As the name suggests, the bill deals primarily with the nation’s infrastructure and includes a $65B investment for updating the nation’s broadband, funding for school infrastructure, and investments for HBCUs. (CNN, NY Times, CNBC, The Washington Post, AP News, Politico, NPR, The Atlantic) …Read More >>
A graduating senior at Ánimo Jackie Robinson Charter High School will be the first in her family to attend college—2000 miles away from home.Read More >>
At Ánimo Ellen Ochoa Charter Middle School, Summer Bridge is a critical part to student induction. This is why.Read More >>
Though the Delta variant continues to be of concern, most districts – including Shelby County Schools (Commercial Appeal, WMC Action 5 News) and LAUSD (LA Daily News, ABC 7, CBS LA, LA Times) – are firm in the importance of returning to school in person (while wearing masks). This is bolstered by President Biden and…Read More >>
As Keiry Valle’s path to college becomes clearer, she has taken a moment to reflect on how her high school experiences prepared her for success.Read More >>
Weekly News Report: Mask requirements, federal funding for charter schools, and lots of opinion pieces.
CDC reverses mask guidance and now recommends that everyone should wear masks indoors regardless of vaccination status. This applies to all indoor areas in high transmission areas, as well as in all schools. This comes one week after the AAP recommended the same. (US News, Fox News, NPR, CNBC, Forbes, Washington Post, Politico, EdWeek, CNN)…Read More >>
The statistics are staggering: Data shows that more than 80% of kids who have used tobacco started with a flavored product. United Parents and Students (UPAS) is working to change that.Read More >>