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Judge rules against San Diego Unified’s COVID vaccine mandate. What does it mean for L.A.?
A San Diego County judge has struck down the student COVID-19 vaccine mandate in the San Diego school system, a ruling with potential implications elsewhere, including in the Los Angeles Unified School District.


Marin requires students and school staff to take Covid tests over holiday break
The Marin County Public Health Department and the County Office of Education distributed more than 96,000 Covid rapid tests to all public school students and employees before they left for the holiday break, according to KTVU. Students and staff will be required to take the at-home tests a day before returning to campus in January and record the results on an online reporting system. Each student and employee received two tests.

Students in San Luis Obispo County protest alleged harassment, assault
About 100 students, parents and alumni at Atascadero High School in Atascadero marched Friday to draw attention to students’ allegations of harassment, assault and bullying, according to the San Luis Obispo Tribune. The allegations, posted anonymously on Instagram, include accounts of racism, homophobia and sexual assault and harassment on campus or involving students off campus. Since it was created a week ago, the account has amassed more than 1,000 followers.


Stanislaus school district says it won’t enforce COVID vaccine mandate for students, staff
The Oakdale Joint Unified School District says it won’t enforce California’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate for students and staff. In a 4-1 vote last week, the school board passed a resolution saying it will petition state officials to downgrade the requirement to a recommendation. “The governing board is aware that many parents have concerns about the safety of the COVID-19 vaccine and believes that parental choice regarding health decisions is absolutely essential,” the document states.


Judge rules against San Diego Unified in vaccine mandate lawsuit
A judge ruled against the San Diego Unified School District Monday in a lawsuit challenging its vaccine mandate for students. San Diego Superior Court Judge John Meyer said the district's mandate, which does not permit religious or personal belief exemptions, contradicts state law, because only the state legislature has the authority to implement such mandates without exemptions.


Cal State and faculty union make a deal
The week before Christmas brought another hard-fought deal to prevent a strike hitting California’s public universities. CalMatters higher education writer Mikhail Zinshteyn reported Monday that California State University and its faculty association have tentatively agreed on a new contract, thwarting a possible work stoppage after 20 months of negotiations. The deal includes a general 4% raise retroactive to July 1, 2021, another 4% bump on July 1, 2022, plus a $3,500 COVID bonus in recognition of the colossal upheaval to instruction as classes moved online in the 2020-21 school year.


Survey — 56% of educators working with English learners say pandemic significantly disrupted learning; nearly 4 in 10 say students should have repeated grade
Nearly 40 percent of 669 educators who serve English language learners around the world said they should have repeated last school year because of pandemic-related learning loss, according to a recent survey. More than 56 percent of respondents said these students’ formal education was significantly disrupted, but they were not the only children to have suffered: Most did not believe they were disproportionately affected as compared to their English-speaking peers, despite evidence to the contrary.

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