USC backs off plan for fall…

LOS ANGELES — Reversing course from an announcement made one month ago, USC officials now say undergraduate fall courses will primarily remain online during the fall semester. “Public health guidelines continue to change, and Los Angeles County has yet to… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

STATE: Los Angeles Unified cuts school police…

Los Angeles Unified will cut $25 million from its school police, reducing the department’s budget by more than one-third following several weeks of protests from Black students and activists who have called on the district to reform its police force.… Read full article at EdSource

STATE: Oakland Unified wants voters to approve…

Oakland Unified’s school board voted unanimously Monday night to place a $735 million construction bond measure on the November ballot to upgrade aging facilities. The funds would go toward over 20 projects at more than a dozen schools and include… Read full article at EdSource

STATE: Guide to California’s education budget deferrals:…

Prevailing in negotiations with Gov. Gavin Newsom, the Legislature passed a state budget that will let K-12 schools spend at the same level in 2020-21 as this year — avoiding the billions in cuts that Newsom had proposed. But there’s… Read full article at EdSource

Online petition protests lease policy for…

A Cal State Fullerton student posted an online petition asking the operator of an off-campus housing complex to let residents out of their fall 2020 leases because instruction will be mostly online this fall. Many students no longer can afford… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

TVUSD board receives update on plans…

Temecula Valley Unified’s Governing Board received an update at its June 30 board meeting on district officials’ plans for reopening schools in the fall, including on safety protocols that are being developed for each of the plans that are being… Read full article at The Valley News

MSJC virtually celebrates Juneteenth

More than 150 people attended and participated in Mt. San Jacinto College’s inaugural Juneteenth Celebration June 19. MSJC was one of just a few colleges in Southern California that celebrated Juneteenth this year. The 2 hour virtual event hosted its… Read full article at Record Gazette

Jessica Boucher named Banning’s Teacher of…

After five brief years working for the Banning school district, Jessica Boucher has been named this year’s Teacher of the Year. Boucher is a teacher on special assignment in the district’s Education Services Department, where she works in professional development,… Read full article at Record Gazette

Unusual classmates: Mom, son succeed in…

The champagne waits. They haven’t cracked it open yet because it’s hard for them to believe the deserve it. They’re in almost-celebration mode. Almost believing what they’ve done, which is really unbelievable. Someday soon, Lorraine Limon (52 years old) and… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

STATE: Summer school may be another pandemic…

Summer school – long a staple of K-12 education – may be in shorter supply this year. Despite the limitations of distance learning, only 61 of 100 districts across the country queried in a recent survey have so far said… Read full article at EdSource