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Hustle N’ Code teaches technology at South Park

If you have an idea for a webite or app, let your thoughts run wild during the fifth annual South L.A. Hustle N’ Code Hackathon Dec. 3 beginning at 10 a.m. at South Park, South Park Recreation Center, 345 E. ...

Election gives L.A. Unified financial means to provide ‘essential priorities’

L.A. Unified leaders expressed gratitude Wednesday to California voters for approving Propositions 55 and 58, saying the measures will boost public education and enable the District to continue providing the necessary resources to prepare students to compete in the 21st ...

How HBCUs are preparing a new generation of innovators and leaders

Promoting equity and excellence in education is my top priority as Secretary of Education. I began my career in education as a high school social studies teacher, and I am always inspired when I meet students and educators who are ...

Compton College to replace trustee

The Board of Trustees of Compton Community College will appoint an individual to fulfill the remainder of a seat recently vacated by trustee Leslie Irving. The deadline to submit an application is Oct. 7.

ITT Technical Institutes shut down across California

ITT Technical Institutes announced this week that it is ceasing operations following a ruling by the U.S. Department barring it from accepting new students who receive federal financial aid. The company is reported to have 14 campuses in California, seven ...

Preparing the next generation of scientists

On a warm and sunny morning, a dozen precocious pre-kindergarteners at New Liberty Child Care in South Los Angeles were busy using their ingenuity and an assortment of makeshift materials to construct a mini-recycling park.

Giving West L.A. youngsters a math and science boost

L.A. sixth grader Alana Matthews thinks that someday she might like to be an astronaut. But on a recent morning, she was focused on a more immediate goal: tweaking the designs on a paper rocket to increase how long it ...

Teens create app to help answer questions about sex

His appearance at the seventh Teens Exploring Technology (TXT) Demo Day held Saturday morning at the USC Salvatori Computer Science Center was not unexpected—but he was only supposed to encourage the participants.

Brotherhood Crusade will launch mentoring program

With the last weeks of summer on the horizon, students, parents and educational officials are preparing for the start of school with new programs.

Ask A Cop

Recently, Chief Charlie Beck mandated that all Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) officers attend a training session to better de-escalate potentially violent encounters in regards to use of force.

Hearing will explore the educational needs of boys and men of color

The Assembly Select Committee on the Status of Boys and Men of Color in California, will hold a public hearing tomorrow from 2:30-4:30 p.m. in the courtyard of the California African American Museum, 600 State Drive, Exposition Park in Los ...

Gardena principal chosen as top administrator

Marcia S. Reed, principal of 186th Street Elementary School in Gardena, was selected as California’s 2016 National Distinguished Principal as part of a state-wide search conducted by the Association of California School Administrators, according to Elementary Principal Representative Ron Tanimura.

Project Reach empowers Compton Unified students

Project Reach, a CSI3 program, is increasingly being recognized for its work helping to improve the test scores and academic performance of students in Compton Unified School District for the school year 2015-2016.

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.

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