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Duke Freyermuth, Who Helped Monrovia Students for Decades, Retires

It a started in 2001 with a dozen or so Maryknoll nuns and a few community volunteers: Monrovia’s Pro Active Tutoring (PAT) with Duke Freyermuth at the helm. Already retired from his counseling position in the Monrovia school district, Freyermuth was ready to...

L.A. County Colleges and Universities Must Continue Distance Learning

Cal State L.A. Student Union. - Courtesy photo / Wikimedia Commons (CC BY 3.0) The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) announced Wednesday that Institutions of Higher Education (IHE) would need to limit campus...

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...

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...

August College Search Guide

Bern University. - Courtesy photo 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...

Local School Districts Just Say ‘No’ to Physical School Re-openings

‘Surging coronavirus cases, testing woes make opening safely all but impossible’ CFT Last week, the L.A. County Department of Public Health and the L.A. County Office of Education (LACOE) issued new guidelines and protocols for opening K-12 schools in the new academic year. Public Health...

Monrovia Unified Focuses on Distance Learning

Courtesy photo On Tuesday, July 14, the Monrovia Unified School District Board of Education convened a special meeting to discuss current conditions and to provide staff with clear direction in the time before the start of school. This...

Governor Newsom Lays Out Pandemic Plan for Schools

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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,”...

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

Courtesy photo by Jeffrey Hamilton on Unsplash 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...
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