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LAUSD improves high school grad rates and college-preparedness

Area graduation ceremonies for 2016 have been completed and the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) has reportedly made great progress in preparing youth for success.

Troubling pay gap exists for early childhood teachers

Preschool is a critical means of expanding educational equity and opportunity by giving every child a strong start.

I.am College Track inaugural class heads to college

Last week, leading college completion program College Track, hosted a Launch to College graduation ceremony celebrating the inaugural graduating class of i.am College Track students.

Avoiding financial aid scams

As students prepare to enroll in college this year and take out loans to pay for higher education, Attorney General Kamala D. Harris issued the following tips, encouraging Californians to know all the facts—and avoid potentially harmful scams—before taking on ...

Carson school among state’s best

Carson’s California Academy of Mathematics ranked 10th statewide and 100th nationally among the best high schools, according to ratings released recently by U.S. News & World Report. The local campus has a college readiness index of 82.6 percent.

UCLA hosts USC at annual duel track meet

When UCLA and USC converge for their yearly dual meet, it’s more than a rivalry, but also a reunion of some of the fastest people to ever run in Los Angeles. Many alumni from both schools attend this meet, as ...

Howard Students Call News of President Obama’s Commencement Speech ‘Surreal’

Howard University students reeled with excitement in reaction to the news that President Barack Obama will deliver the address for their May 7 commencement. “We were freshmen in high school when he first got elected and we were freshmen in ...

King envisions learning environment that rewards all

Michelle King, the new superintendent of the Los Angeles Unified School District, the nation’s second largest public school district, has a simple mission—she wants to provide a learning environment that enables all students to realize their dreams and goals.

Thousands of low-income children not enrolled in preschool

More than 33,000 California 4 year olds from low-income families are not enrolled in any of the publicly-funded school readiness program for which they are eligible, according to new policy brief “Unmet Need for Preschool Services in California: Statewide and ...

Principal launches ‘Tie Tuesdays’ at Centennial High School

Centennial High School Principal Douglas Brown is changing the appearance of the boys in his school in Compton. The effort started eight weeks ago on a Tuesday with one student and a tie. Every week since “Tie Tuesdays” has grown ...

Students from 143 teams compete for decathlon honors

The 2016 Los Angeles Academic Decathlon competitions concluded what was probably the busiest

School awarded grant to upgrade computer lab

Assemblyman David Hadley, R-Torrance, pictured with principal Judy Manyweather, recently joined the Barona Band of Mission Indians to award Denker Elementary School in Gardena with the Barona Education Grant. The grant provides $5,000 towards the purchase of new computers for ...

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 ...

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