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Annual quarantine of sport-harvested mussels in California begins

May 1, 2015

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The annual quarantine on sport-harvested mussels gathered along the California coast begins May 1, according to Dr. Karen Smith, director of the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and state health officer. The quarantine...

LBUSD grad rates up for third year in a row

May 1, 2015

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Graduation rates in the Long Beach Unified School District (LBUSD) have increased for the third year in a row, again surpassing state and county rates, according to the district. Students of color in Long Beach schools also outperform...

O’Donnell bill aiming to improve teaching quality clears first committee

May 1, 2015

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Last week, the Assembly Education Committee passed a bill by 70th District Assemblymember Patrick O'Donnell (D-Long Beach) calling for consistent statewide standards in teacher evaluation. Assembly Bill 575 requires school districts,...

Governor, Legislature honor education leader as ‘father’ of Prop 98

May 1, 2015

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Assembly Bill 158, introduced in recognition of California's premier education finance expert, designates the code responsible for implementing California's Proposition 98 as the John B. Mockler Education Finance Act and was signed...

LBCC to add 27 new faculty members

May 1, 2015

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Long Beach City College (LBCC) plans to hire 27 new faculty members and increase the assignments of dozens of staff positions that were previously reduced as a result of the recession, according to Stacey Toda, associate director...

American Association of Community Colleges names LBCC as finalist for inaugural Awards of Excellence

April 26, 2013

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Long Beach City College (LBCC) Superintendent-President Eloy Oakley and the Long Beach Community College District Board of Trustees were recognized April 23 as finalists for Exemplary CEO/Board at the 93rd American Association...

Long Beach City College celebrates 85th anniversary by honoring faculty, staff

April 26, 2013

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In celebration of its 85th anniversary, Long Beach City College is asking all Viking alumni to name their favorite LBCC faculty or staff member for a donation of $85, symbolic of the College's 85th anniversary. Honorees will be...

Local educators, parents discuss controversial documentary on competitive nature of schools

April 26, 2013

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Sean Belk Staff Writer Parents and a diverse panel of educators took part in a discussion about the controversial education documentary Race To Nowhere after a free screening of the film at the Signal Hill Park Commun...

LBUSD graduation rates continue upward trend

April 26, 2013

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Graduation rates continue to rise in the Long Beach Unified School District (LBUDSD), according to the district's website. Data released by the State this month show that six Long Beach high schools have achieved graduation rates...

CSULB sending three teams to moot court nationals at Chapman School of Law

January 13, 2012

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California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) will be sending three teams to the American Collegiate Moot Court Association's (ACMA) national tournament on Friday, Jan. 13 and Saturday, Jan. 14 at Chapman University School ...

Lafayette, Roosevelt schools named national finalists for academic gains

January 13, 2012

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The National Center for Urban School Transformation (NCUST) announced Tuesday that Lafayette Elementary School, 2445 Chestnut Ave., and Roosevelt Elementary School, 1574 Linden Ave., are finalists for the NCUST 2012 National Excellence...

Assistance League’s auxiliary provides Burnett Elementary with hundreds of filled backpacks

October 28, 2011

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Make A Difference Day, celebrated each year on the fourth Saturday in October, is the nation's largest day of volunteering. On Oct. 22, as part of Assistance League of Long Beach's Operation School Bell program, Rick Rackers Auxil...

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