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The position of L.A. Unified — which serves communities that continue to have infection rates among the highest in California — puts it among the more conservative among the nation’s school districts when it comes to the pace of reopening.
The Handle With Care program is providing alerts to educators regarding students who have recently been exposed to trauma.
The two words, “these kids,” frustrate Superintendent Carla Santorno more than any other phrase. It’s used by some educators as a kind of secret code and a flimsy excuse for academic failure among marginalized students, she says.