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 ...

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.