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Long Beach Poly Students Win Model UN Competition

Photo courtesy Long Beach Poly Model UN Club. The group is pictured on a field trip to New York in March, just days before schools were shut down. For decades, Poly’s magnet programs have drawn national acclaim for the success of their students in the classroom. Even in a virtual world, that success continued earlier […]

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COLUMN: Two Americas, Two Long Beaches, Two Pandemics

There is one COVID-19, but there are two COVID-19 pandemics. One is the pandemic I see discussed endlessly on Twitter and Facebook and in newspapers and on television. It’s the pandemic that’s being experienced by middle class Americans and white collar employees. They’re working from home, they’re (understandably) upset and emotional at the things they’ve […]

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Large Donations Benefit LBUSD Efforts

The Long Beach Unified School District received a pair of major donations last week, intended to aid the district’s efforts to continue providing education throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. The Molina Foundation gifted a grant that provided 75,000 new children’s books at a value of $655,000. “Especially in this time of distance learning and limited access […]

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PODCAST: What’s It Like To Be A Virtual Student?

This week on the show JJ, Mike and Tyler are talking to a second grader from the Long Beach Unified School District about what life is like as a virtual student. The episode also includes an update on everything happening to the local schools this week. 01:00 Interview With LBUSD Student Vincent Guardabascio 19:30 Breaking […]

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Support The562 During Long Beach Gives Day!

As we announced back in May, The562 is thrilled to be included in the annual Long Beach Gives fundraiser. We’re fortunate to be among the 150+ non-profits who will be working together to raise both awareness and funding for important causes and organizations around our community. Long Beach Gives Day is a full 24 hours […]

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Century Club Makes Donation to Middle School Sports Programs

Continuing an initiative that began in February, the Long Beach Century Club finalized a donation to each of the 23 middle schools in the Long Beach Unified School District last week. During a socially-distant meeting of the schools’ principals, Century Club president Keith Polmanteer, alongside a handful of club members, presented $500 checks that will […]

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LBUSD Will Remain Virtual Through Jan. 28

The Long Beach Unified School District has announced that it will continue distance learning through Jan. 28. The LBUSD, which began classes on Sept. 1, had previously stated it would be online only through at least Oct. 5. Superintendent Jill Baker announced the extension on Thursday afternoon. Click here for our full story with the […]

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PODCAST: Long Beach Back To School & Interview With Poly Volleyball Star Adonia Faumuina

On this episode we’re talking about what it’s like to be a teacher and a parent as the Long Beach School District starts the digital school year. We also catch up with Long Beach Poly junior outside hitter/setter Adonia Yandall Faumuina after her verbal commitment to USC that she announced at The562.org 02:00 We’ve Got […]

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FEATURE: Local Non-Profit Provides Backpacks, Groceries For Families In Need

On the last Saturday before the start of the 2020-21 school year, families from across Long Beach and surrounding communities lined up at 7 a.m., surrounding the Christ Chapel of Long Beach a few blocks west of Wilson High School. Like so many families across the country, they were in need of a helping hand […]

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Preschools Continue to Provide Essential Service to Community

The coronavirus pandemic has created a new concept in the workplace, assigning the tag of “essential worker” on a list of professions. During the global health crisis, frontline healthcare workers received much of the spotlight, along with police, firefighters, and those working in the food industry. But there is another line of essential workers that […]