Masks, one-way hallways among county recommendations for reopening schools
SIGNAL FILE PHOTO: Students line up outside their classrooms on the first day of school at Newhall Elementary School in Newhall. Dan Watson/The Signal 081519

Masks, one-way hallways among county recommendations for reopening schools

The L.A. County Office of Education released a 45-page guide for school districts looking to reopen within the county, which includes guidelines such as the requirements for social distancing and…

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Community: Santa Clarita 9-year-old wins ‘Readers of L.A.’ video contest
Courtesy photo Aakash Ahuja Jr. 9, was honored recently as the elementary school division winner of the “Readers of L.A.” video contest, in which he described his favorite book, “Kid Start-Up.”

Community: Santa Clarita 9-year-old wins ‘Readers of L.A.’ video contest

Aakash Ahuja Jr., a 9-year-old fourth-grade student from Santa Clarita, was recently honored as the elementary school division winner of the L.A. County Office of Education’s “Readers of L.A.” video…

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Building upgrades prompt funding need
Workers pour cement into a building base at the site of the future Castaic High School on Friday, June 16, 2017. Katharine Lotze/The Signal

Building upgrades prompt funding need

A funding need for planned building upgrades at various Hart district schools prompted leaders to pass a new bond not to exceed the amount of $24 million. The resolution authorizing…

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A new form of discipline
FILE PHOTO: Kids sit close to a counselor during an activity teaching kindness at Saugus High School's Students Matter Club's Sunshine Day Camp at Stevenson Ranch Elementary School on Friday, April 7, 2017. Katharine Lotze/The Signal

A new form of discipline

School districts throughout the state are slowly moving away from harsh discipline measures like time-outs and suspensions to opt for alternative methods of behavioral instruction. In the Saugus Union School…

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County Office of Education staff recommends denial of Einstein charter
Albert Einstein Academy of Letters, Arts and Sciences. Dan Watson/The Signal

County Office of Education staff recommends denial of Einstein charter

After another lengthy round of petitions, interviews and campus visits, staff from the Los Angeles County of Education (LACOE) is recommending that the Los Angeles County Board of Education deny…

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County Board of Education reviewing AEALAS charter appeal
Albert Einstein Academy of Letters, Arts and Sciences. Dan Watson/The Signal

County Board of Education reviewing AEALAS charter appeal

Albert Einstein Academy for Letters, Arts and Sciences (AEALAS) is halfway through a charter petition appeal process with the Los Angeles County Board of Education. On April 18, the board…

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