Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a law Thursday overhauling California’s charter schools in a move that brought together teachers’ unions and charter school advocates who have long been at odds over how the schools affect public education.
The ad is dark and disturbing, and perhaps a bit more so for parents of students at Millikan High School, where the video was filmed on Aug. 10 and 11 during the summer break.
Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Monday he had signed a law banning public and charter school officials from suspending students for “willful defiance,” a broad category that includes disrupting class or willfully defying teachers.
A number of Long Beach Unified School District classrooms will be cooler this term, thanks to a continuing renovation project funded by Measure K, passed by voters in 2008, and Measure E, which was passed in 2016.
As the district prepares for a new school year, there are some twinges of uncertainty over who will lead when Chris Steinhauser, entering his 18th year as superintendent, finally decides to call it quits. The imminent retirement of two board members, Williams and Jon Meyer, adds to that feeling.
Yuen credited her teacher with making the transition to a new culture an easier process through her kindness and guidance.
The North Long Beach teacher learned Nancy Yuen, an immigrant from Taiwan, had never had a birthday party—so she gave her one. The memory had a lasting impact on Yuen, now a writer and speaker on race in media.
Many of LBCC’s trade programs were cut during the recession, but the college and industry partners have helped rebuild or reboot seven programs, including automotive technology and manufacturing.
Some of those who participated in the search process expressed anger over the outcome of the extensive search.