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.

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.