CBS, Fox 11 Detail LBUSD's Success

Recent stories on two major TV news shows spotlight some of the Long Beach Unified District’s most innovative and successful efforts.

The two segments, which remain available online, include a five-minute KCBS-5 San Francisco story on LBUSD’s successful reforms, including its pioneering use of student performance data to improve achievement.  To view this story, go to cbssf.com, and type Long Beach Education in the search field below.

A second segment from Fox 11 News in Los Angeles highlights The Long Beach College Promise, a collaborative initiative with Long Beach City College and California State University, Long Beach.  This three-minute segment is viewable on the Fox 11 News website.

CBS-5 interviewed students, staff and Superintendent Christopher J. Steinhauser while visiting Signal Hill Elementary School and the California Academy of Mathematics and Science, explaining why Long Beach schools have fared better academically than many others despite significant challenges, including budget cuts.

“One school district is proving that despite all the problems, we can do better for our kids,” CBS-5 reported.  “Everyone from the top on down has expectations to meet, and there are no excuses.  The children’s progress is followed with laser-like precision.”

The Fox 11 story followed local fourth graders on a recent visit to Long Beach City College.

All fourth graders in LBUSD visit LBCC, and all fifth graders visit Cal State Long Beach as part of the College Promise.

UP TO THE CHALLENGE — Signal Hill Elementary School third grader Imani Wiley tells CBS that she likes school because it's fun and challenging.