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Southwest College hosts start-up weekend

Prospective entrepreneurs and techies will join forces Sept. 25 to spend a weekend at Los Angeles Southwest College conceptualizing and developing a business as part of Startup Weekend.

Boost back-to-school success

A daily breakfast leads to not only better overall nutrition, but better school performance as well. A simple breakfast at home or school can ensure that your child doesn't start the day hungry. It also ensures that your child has ...

Course shows Dorsey students how to open, run restaurant

Most students sit through high school often wondering how the information they’re learning is going to help them in the future. That was not the case recently for students from Dorsey High School in Los Angeles. Students in the School ...

Exit Exam could be suspended

The California State Senate voted recently to temporarily suspend the administration of the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE) and now the legislation moves to the Assembly for its consideration.

College or bust

The Campaign for College Opportunity in July will issue the third in a series of reports that presents an overview of the status of California’s ethnic minorities attending college.

LAUSD’s “reconstitution” breaks promise to Obama Global Prep, UTLA says

The Los Angeles Unified School District is trying to “reconstitute” Barack Obama Global Preparation Academy—a change that will directly impact students. The reconstitution forces educators to reapply for their jobs, which will further destabilize the under-supported and under-funded school, according ...

Results upcoming for California standardized testing

This summer, parents of students in grades 3 through 8 and grade 11 will receive the results of the new standardized test taken by youngsters in the state called the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress–or CAASPP.

State of Black education report to be released today

The Campaign for College Opportunity today will release its “The State of Higher Education in California: Black Report,” which examines how the state’s 2.16 million Black residents (6 percent of California’s population) are faring in higher education compared with other ...

New challenges highlight old problems six decades after ‘Brown’

In 1954, the United States Supreme Court made a decision that would have a profound impact on American public school education. In a culmination of years of legal groundwork laid by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People ...

Compton Unified sued for allegedly failing to address trauma-affected students

A group of students and teachers sued Compton Unified School District in federal court this week, demanding that the district deal with the learning needs of low-income students affected by violence and trauma at home.

Free summer engineering program offered

Los Angeles-area students in grades four through eight will now have an opportunity to learn beginning engineering skills thanks to the National Society of Black Engineers’ 2015 Summer Engineering Experience for Kids (SEEK) program.

African American grad rates remain flat

While the graduation rates of most student groups in the state rose in 2014, the numbers for African American pupils stayed flat, at 68.1 percent, unchanged from the year before.

LAUSD approves new science academy

The Los Angeles Unified School District Board of Education voted unanimously April 14 to establish the Girls Academic Leadership Academy, Los Angeles, an all-girls science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) school on the campus of Los Angeles High School.

The art of performing

The Los Angeles Unified School District will host a series of free arts festivals in April and May that will give young people across the district an opportunity to display their talents.

High school artists sought

High school students who either attend school or reside in the 37th, 43rd or 44th Congressional Districts are invited to submit entries to the annual Congressional Art Competition.

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