Education

Barry Lisbin Named Arcadia Unified Teacher of the Year
Education

Barry Lisbin Named Arcadia Unified Teacher of the Year

Out of 400 Arcadia Unified teachers, Arcadia High School math teacher Barry Lisbin has been named the2020-21 Arcadia Unified Teacher of the Year. This fall marks the beginning of Lisbin’s 29th year at Arcadia Unified and he has devoted his career to dispelling the notion that some students are not “math person.”With creative ways for…

Childcare Will Be Offered at Two Arcadia Schools for a Fee
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Childcare Will Be Offered at Two Arcadia Schools for a Fee

Ahead of the start of the new school year which will begin completely online, many families are asking what they will do about childcare if they must work. To assist families with childcare needs, Right at School is offering a childcare program, for a fee, that will be centered around Arcadia Unified’s distance learning program….

L.A. County Will Not Consider Waivers to Re-open Schools
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L.A. County Will Not Consider Waivers to Re-open Schools

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) will not be considering waivers for re-opening of schools at this time, following new guidance from the California Department of Public Health. Th new guidelines recommend that counties with case rates at or above 200 cases per 100,000 residents do not extend waivers to resume…

Survey Says 65% of Students Dislike Virtual Learning
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Survey Says 65% of Students Dislike Virtual Learning

A survey released in June to university students across North America, South America and Europe executed in 6 languages (English, Spanish, German, French, Portuguese and Italian) surfaced a number of critical insights concerning global virtual teaching and the recent transition away from campus classrooms. The survey is part of the “Excellence in Virtual Education” (EVE) project undertaken by Hap Klopp,…

August College Search Guide
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August College Search Guide

The Road to College By May S. Ruiz For the August College Search Guide,  I would customarily write that I hope your children got the chance to decompress and savor the summer break. These are extraordinary times, however. Our usual activities have been upended and we’re constantly challenged to get to a place of normalcy…

Governor Newsom Lays Out Pandemic Plan for Schools
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Governor Newsom Lays Out Pandemic Plan for Schools

Governor Gavin Newsom has announced his plan for schools ahead of the 2020–2021 school year, as the California Department of Public Health (CDPH)  issued a framework for when and how schools should reopen for in-person instruction. “Learning is non-negotiable,” said Governor Newsom on Friday. “The virus will be with us for a year or more,…

L.A. County Will Adhere to Governor’s Guidelines for Schools
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L.A. County Will Adhere to Governor’s Guidelines for Schools

Los Angeles County will issue a new Health Officer Order Friday to adhere to the California Department of Public Health’s directive that schools in 32 counties on the state’s monitoring list, including Los Angeles County, cannot resume in-person learning next month. The state order allows superintendents to submit school district waiver requests to re-open elementary…

‘Sailors Learning’ Tutors Free of Charge
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‘Sailors Learning’ Tutors Free of Charge

Remote learning became the default method of delivering teaching when the coronavirus lockdown was enforced in mid-March. Students, who thought this was a short-term measure, were all excited to get an extended spring break. It was cause for celebration!   However, that thrill wore off as the reality of studying from home for an extended period…

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