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By VoiceWaves Reporter Intern Michael Lozano. Interactive Map by Angel Kastanis Four pieces of legislation are revamping the education system as we know it. Districts across the state, including LBUSD, may soon see increased funding, suspension reform, and more school counselors. Community leaders argue that the real impact of these bills could be massive– but [...]
By VoiceWaves Youth Reporters Summer Culbreth and Kazmere Duffey Backpack, check. Breakfast, check. Out the door you go and you’re thinking, “Today will be a good day.” But just as you walk to the bus stop, you see the bus fly by. Why didn’t it stop? It was too full. So you wait. The next [...]
By VoiceWaves Reporter Intern Michael Lozano. Infographic by Angel Kastanis Long Beach Unified might want to hide the report card it got last month. The district received an overall grade of “D+” for its effectiveness at serving low-income Latino and African American students in a study released by Education-Trust-West (ETW). More troubling still, the district received [...]
By VoiceWaves Editor Michelle Zenarosa Last week, community members, law enforcement and health and city officials from all over Southern California came together to discuss gang violence prevention and intervention strategies. Over two days, attendees participated in sessions, workshops and lectures addressing re-framing violence as a public health epidemic. Speakers and participants not only conversed [...]