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Friday, November 19, 2021

LOS ANGELES TIMES

DAILY PILOT
Huntington Beach elementary school receives 24-bike donation
Mike Clark had just finished up a BMX bike riding show at College View Elementary School last month when opportunity knocked. The Huntington Beach resident, a professional BMX rider, just needed someone to open the gate so he could exit the campus. College View Principal Elaine Burney obliged. “We were leaving the show and the principal came out to unlock the gate,” Clark said. “I was like, ‘Have you ever heard of All Kids Bike?’ … It’s just crazy how the universe aligns.”
https://www.latimes.com/socal/daily-pilot/news/story/2021-11-18/huntington-beach-elementary-school-receives-24-bike-donation

EDSOURCE

University of California sticks with test-free admissions, won’t replace SAT and ACT with new standardized test
For the foreseeable future, standardized testing will not be a part of freshman admissions for the University of California. That became clear Thursday during a meeting of the university’s board of regents, as top administrators essentially shut the door on the possibility of the university finding a new standardized test to replace the SAT and ACT, which are no longer part of the admissions process.
https://edsource.org/2021/university-of-california-sticks-with-test-free-admissions-wont-replace-sat-and-act-with-new-standardized-test/663870

Proposed transgender restrictions at Chino Valley Unified fail after student outcry and state warning
After an outcry from dozens of students, as well as faculty and state lawmakers, an attempt by two Chino Valley Unified school board members to challenge state law with an anti-transgender policy failed Thursday night.
https://edsource.org/2021/proposed-transgender-restrictions-at-chino-valley-unified-fails-after-student-outcry-and-state-warning/663892

WHITTIER DAILY NEWS

Ontario-Montclair superintendent says latest reports on his chart-topping salary ‘won’t be the last’
James Hammond defended his annual compensation of nearly $700,000 when critics complained at Thursday's school board meeting about his generous pay perks.
https://www.whittierdailynews.com/2021/11/19/ontario-montclair-superintendent-says-latest-reports-on-his-chart-topping-salary-wont-be-the-last/

CALmatters

UC officially ditches any tests for undergraduate admissions
After doing away with the SAT and ACT in 2020, the University of California said Thursday it would no longer consider using any tests as part of its undergraduate admissions process.
https://calmatters.org/education/higher-education/2021/11/uc-admissions-no-tests/

Understanding the debate behind California’s new math framework
In the push to help more students thrive in STEM, California is working to change the way its schools teach math. Suggestions put forth to do so have garnered widespread criticism.
https://calmatters.org/education/k-12-education/2021/11/california-math/

OTHER NEWS OUTLETS

Encino high school teaching history through story of hip-hop
The music of N.W.A represents the youth of Darryl Carter. His goal is to explain what the group meant in the late '80s to a new generation of students. It's the second semester that he's taught the history of hip-hop to the kids at Crespi Carmelite High School in Encino. He pitched the idea to the school last year.
https://spectrumnews1.com/ca/orange-county/education/2021/11/19/encino-high-school-teaching-history-through-story-of-hip-hop

LAUSD to end incentive program aimed at COVID-19 vaccines
The Los Angeles Board of Education incentive program to encourage students to take the COVID-19 vaccine is coming to a close, but not before thousands of dollars in gift cards and amusement park tickets are expected to be awarded. The deadline for COVID-19 vaccinations is days away, with about 72% of students in compliance, and an estimated $5 million for prizes, including gift cards to Amazon and Target, and tickets to Disneyland and Universal Studios, available as an incentive to meet the deadline.
https://spectrumnews1.com/ca/orange-county/education/2021/11/18/lausd-to-end-incentive-program-aimed-at-covid-19-vaccines

Stressed school leaders urge California lawmakers to keep student vaccine exemptions
Some California school leaders are urging lawmakers to preserve Covid vaccine exemptions for students, warning of a logistical nightmare that could push thousands of children out of classrooms.
https://politi.co/3csM6C3


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