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Friday, September 9, 2022


Annual OCDE conference will promote language access for all
The annual Interpreters and Translators Conference is returning this month, featuring three days of educational sessions to advocate for language access throughout the K-12 system. The sixth seminar of its kind — themed, “Language Access for ALL! Educational Leaders, Interpreters, Translators: We are Stronger Together” — was organized by the Educational Services division at the Orange County Department of Education. Each session will focus on one of the following topics: skill development, self-care, ethics, cultural considerations, professionalism, translation and branding.

Hispanic Heritage Month forum to celebrate Latino cultures, contributions
National Hispanic Heritage Month annually recognizes the cultures and contributions of Hispanic and Latino-identified communities. On Monday, Sept. 19, from 2 to 3:30 p.m., Orange County Superintendent of Schools Dr. Al Mijares will mark the occasion with a virtual forum featuring several distinguished panelists who will share their stories and perspectives. The event, the latest in OCDE’s series of online colloquiums based on the theme “Know My Name, Face and Story,” is free to those who register in advance at


Principal kisses pig after students reach milestone goal of $35K
McAuliffe Middle School Principal Dr. Ryan Weiss-Wright hasn’t had a good couple of weeks. He’s been hit in the face with a pie, made to wear a dough boy costume for a day at school and had to kiss a pig on the snout. But all the excitement was ultimately for his students. Weiss-Wright agreed to the incentives if the students reached certain milestones as part of the school’s annual fundraiser.


Capo Unified Students Promote Diversity, Understanding Through ‘No Place for Hate’ Initiative
This coming December, students at Dana Hills High School will stand against discrimination in a unique way. Kids on campus are welcome to create a holiday display that reflects a holiday personal to them, including Hanukkah and Kwanzaa, which will be displayed at the school during the first week of December. The cultural awareness project is one example of how students in the Capistrano Unified School District are working toward more understanding and less bigotry through the “No Place for Hate” initiative.


State boosts funding for school greening projects to replace hot shadeless playgrounds
As California’s record-shattering heat wave blankets the state, members of the Newsom Administration and state lawmakers, along with local leaders and environmentalists, gathered at a school in the East San Fernando Valley on Thursday, Sept. 8, to promote a historic state investment to expand school greening projects.


Adviser to student newspaper faces suspension over refusal to censor name from story
The adviser of the student newspaper at a Los Angeles High School is facing a three-day unpaid suspension from her job after refusing to remove the name of an unvaccinated school librarian from a story published by student journalists, the Los Angeles Times reported Thursday. In November, the award-winning student-run news website of Daniel Pearl Magnet High School in Lake Balboa, the Pearl Post, published a story naming a librarian who had refused to comply with the Los Angeles Unified School District’s Covid-19 vaccine mandate. The school is named for the slain journalist Daniel Pearl.


As historic heat hits Sacramento, are schools underprepared?
With climate change resulting in longer and more common heat waves, researchers and parents say more is needed to equip school buildings and those within them to keep communities safe and cool during the hot season.


California students are struggling in math. Will reforms make the problem worse?
The California Mathematics Framework (C.M.F.) is an arguably obscure but extremely consequential document informing the educations of millions of children, from transitional kindergarten to twelfth grade, which is revised every eight years.

As LBUSD classes try to beat the heat, parents call for more action
The Long Beach Unified School District has air conditioning in almost 80% of its classes according to the district—something that’s been crucial this week as the city fights a historic heat wave—but that leaves 20% of classes trying to stay cool by other means while students attempt to learn in temperatures that have sometimes crested 95 degrees. “The district has been, and will continue putting heat-mitigation measures in place at all schools that do not yet have full AC,” LBUSD spokesperson Chris Eftychiou said. Those steps include rotating classes so that empty rooms that are air-conditioned are filled with classes, or relocating classes to air-conditioned facilities such as auditoriums or libraries.

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