Adult Education Theatre Appreciation Seminars in Los Angeles at Theatre 40 2020

Theatre 40 is launching a shortened season of its long standing Adult Education Theatre Appreciation Seminars this month. This Semesters theme is THE OTHER: plays concerning the relationships with those different from ourselves. These presentations are virtual, online.The first play is WHITE by James Ijames, a comedy about a gay artist who feels he is being unfairly excluded from an art gallery show and what he plans on doing about it. This play will kick off the Seminars and will be streamed virtually on Monday, September 21 at 7 PM. It features Theatre 40 actors Luise Heath, Landon Beatty, Amanda Conlon and Guest Artist, Arthur Keng. It is directed by Melanie MacQueenThe second play is DISGRACED by Ayad Akhtar, a drama wherein a dinner party goes horribly wrong when the guests discuss politics. This play will be streamed on Monday, September 28 at 7 PM. It features Theatre 40 actors
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These Parents Are Suing Los Angeles Unified Over Its Approach To Distance Learning: LAist

Los Angeles Unified closed its campuses in March to slow the spread of COVID-19. Since then, it’s been educating students online through distance learning. (Chava Sanchez/LAist)

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Nine parents of Los Angeles Unified students are filing a class action lawsuit against the state’s largest school district over how it handles distance learning, arguing the district’s online offerings fall short and violate their children’s right to an education.

The plaintiffs in the lawsuit include Black and Latino parents, parents of students with special needs, and parents of students learning English.

Surveys of parents and the district’s own data have shown that students in these groups, in particular, have struggled with distance learning.

“It was a really hard time for the spring for [my

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Parents sue over distance learning in Los Angeles


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