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VIDEO: State superintendent visits first of 13 community schools planned for Anaheim Union
The students currently attending Sycamore Junior High School in Anaheim are the first cohort of the district’s first of many community schools — an opportunity that California’s top education official believes would have helped him when he was a young child. On Sept. 1, the Anaheim Union High School District launched a community schools resource center during a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the middle school campus. State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond was in attendance.


Blackmail typically the reason for cyberattacks, but LAUSD says no demands have been made
While Los Angeles school officials said Tuesday they have not received a ransom demand since their computer system was hacked over the holiday weekend, experts say blackmail is typically the reason for cyberattacks.


Student information remains at risk after massive cyberattack on Los Angeles Unified
Quick action may have thwarted hackers’ attempt to cause systemwide shutdown of L.A. schools, but fate of student data remains unclear.

FBI, DHS join probe into massive LAUSD cyberattack as school goes on
The cyberattack that disabled computer systems across the Los Angeles Unified School District school was criminal in nature, but by Tuesday most online services — including key emergency systems — were operating safely.


School superintendents call for changes to on-campus LA County masking policy
A group of 24 school superintendents from districts across the Southern California region want the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health to change a portion of its on-campus masking policies. The two dozen superintendents represent a smattering of school districts including the Bellflower Unified, Downey Unified, Manhattan Beach Unified, Covina-Valley Unified, South Pasadena Unified, and Redondo Beach Unified School Districts, among others.


Bill that would expand school health clinics faces opposition from anti-abortion groups
A bill that would double the number of health clinics on school campuses is headed to Gov. Gavin Newsom for approval amid objections from anti-abortion groups that claim the clinics would make it easier for students to end pregnancies.

Schools in high temperature areas warned to cancel outdoor activities
The California Department of Public Health issued guidance to schools yesterday cautioning them to cancel all outdoor and unairconditioned indoor sports if temperatures in their region put them at levels of high or very high risk, according to the National Weather Service HeatRisk forecast.

Study highlights the importance of diversity in school leadership
A study from the Diversity in Leadership Institute emphasizes the importance of diversity among administrators across schools in Los Angeles County. The report, which was released Tuesday, highlighted how schools can invest in that goal and what impact it would have on families and teachers. Though Los Angeles County is home to a more diverse group of education administrators than the rest of the state, numbers have yet to reflect the diversity of the county, according to the report.


Los Angeles Unified Caught In Cyberattack — Here's What Happens Next
Los Angeles Unified school officials shut down all of the district’s vital online systems over the weekend in an attempt to contain a ransomware cyber attack, district officials announced Tuesday. The shutdown left many of LAUSD’s 27,000 teachers and administrators to fend for themselves in the classroom without several critical and basic systems — from email, to student records, to instructional files — as they navigated a tedious, slow-moving process of restoring their access throughout the day Tuesday.

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