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LBUSD seeking donations of musical instruments for students

October 28, 2011

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Developments in the law prohibiting public schools from charging students most educational fees are changing the way instrumental music instruction is offered statewide, including locally, according to a press release issued...

Governor-signed LB College Promise Act expected to increase transfer, retention rates

October 14, 2011

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Governor Jerry Brown has signed SB 650, the Long Beach College Promise Act, authored by State Senator Alan Lowenthal. The legislation was sponsored by both Long Beach City College and the Long Beach Unified School District to...

CSULB grad among eight international finalists in Electrolux’s Design Lab contest

September 2, 2011

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Matthew Schwartz, a Cal State Long Beach (CSULB) design graduate, has turned his senior project into an all-expense paid trip to London, where he will compete as one of eight finalists in Electrolux' Design Lab 2011 with his concept o...

Kids and drivers alike must be ‘road ready’ for that first day of school

September 2, 2011

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With the first day of school right around the corner for many children, the Signal Hill Police Department has issued the following information to remind residents to prepare their kids to arrive at school and back home safely...

Research shows children of highly involved parents are the most successful in school

September 2, 2011

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After a peaceful summer, parents and children often dread the approaching school year and its seemingly inevitable homework wars. These conflicts arise when students are overwhelmed by academic demands and their parents function...

Record number of LBUSD schools meet state academic goals

September 2, 2011

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A record 82 percent of local schools met schoolwide Academic Performance Index (API) targets set by the state, despite severe cuts in public education funding in California. Read More »...

Health dept. offering Tdap vaccination to youth to prevent whooping cough

September 2, 2011

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The City of Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (Health Department) will offer free Tdap vaccine to students in grades 7 through 12 at one more public clinic scheduled before the school year begins. The clinic is...

St. Anthony High School announces its third consecutive year of 100% college enrollment

September 2, 2011

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St. Anthony High School announced this week that 100 percent of its graduating seniors, for the third year in a row, have gone on to attend college. Read More »...

Councilmember Andrews teaming again with local barber shop to offer free back-to-school haircuts

September 2, 2011

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Sixth District Councilman Dee Andrews and Mr. Baker's Style Center will host a back-to-school free haircut event for students in kindergarten through 8th grade. Read More »...

Students in affordable housing receive free backpacks, school supplies

August 26, 2011

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Hundreds of schoolchildren received backpacks filled with school supplies at last Saturday's “Back To School Summer Blast" event for families living in affordable housing developments in Long Beach. Read More »...

CSULB ranks 10th nationally in awarding bachelor’s degrees to minority students

August 26, 2011

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California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) has been ranked 10th in the nation in conferring bachelor's degrees to minority students. Read More »...

‘Small talk’ expert shares tips on making friends in new school year

August 26, 2011

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“No matter if you are in high school or college, everyone's a little nervous on the first day of classes. It's natural, especially if you are new to the school," says Don Gabor, “small talk" expert and author of the updated...

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