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UCLA to offer scholarships in honor of Jackie Robinson

Thanks to a series of donations and a university matching fund, UCLA announced this week the creation of the Jackie R. Robinson Centennial Scholars Endowed Scholarships that will support students participating in the four sports Robinson played while attending the ...

Two newcomers join LAUSD board

A pair of candidates heavily backed by charter-school proponents will be taking over seats on the Los Angeles Unified School District board, potentially signaling a major policy shift in the nation’s second-largest school district. Despite topping a four-candidate field in ...

Workshop offers certification for high-speed rail

Entrepreneurs who plan to be in Northern California at the end of the month can attend a free half-day small busines certification workshop in Sacramento at the Center for Employment Training. The workshop is being produced by the California High ...

Minority boys learn coding at summer tech academy

The deadline for applications to the Teen Exploring Technology Summer Coding Leadership Academy is Saturday, April 29. The program is open to young men of color seeking coding experience. The goal is to bring more diversity to the tech sector. ...

Leon Garr turns 103; gets South L.A. intersection named in his honor

Entrepreneur Leon Garr celebrated his 103rd birthday on March 26, and during the festivities, his granddaughter Gera’e Vernon and his daughter Ranza Trotter announced that on March 22, a motion was introduced by Los Angeles Council member Marquees Harris-Dawson that ...

Lucas, Hobson fund scholarships

“Star Wars” director George Lucas’ family foundation has upped its support of the USC School of Cinematic Arts, with a second $10 million endowment aimed at recruiting and supporting Black and Latino students and bolstering diversity in the entertainment industry, ...

Local teams hold their own in state Academic Decathlon

The academic decathlon is done for the 2016-17 school year, and a number of the perrennially successful teams from Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) are headed to Madison, Wis., to compete for the national championship, April 17-23. Granada Hills ...

CSU Board votes to raise tuition

The finance committee of the California State University Board of Trustees voted Wednesday to raise tuition by 5 percent for the 2017-18 school year to address a shortfall in funding from the state in the face of increased demand for ...

Popular Black actresses honored at recent Spelman College fundraiser

Wearing their Sunday best, dozens of women gathered on the 2nd floor of Santa’s Monica’s Loews Hotel to participate in the Los Angeles Chapter of the National Alumnae Association of Spelman College (NAASC) 23rd annual Sisters’ Awards—Rhapsody in Art Jazz ...

Young men of color targeted for coding workshop

In the Summer Coding Leadership Academy, African American and Hispanic and other boys of color will learn to code using HTML, CSS, JavaScript and Python. Students learn in an immersive experience where young men develop as technology leaders by learning ...

California Connections Academy Capistrano opens enrollment

As technology continues to revolutionize American education, the number of students turning to virtual and blended learning programs continues to grow. In fact, from September 2015 to September 2016, California Connections Academy at Capistrano saw student enrollment increase by 17 ...

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.