Obama wants community college to be free

Free education "for those willing to work for it."

Five students honored

Five local students will be recognized and honored today by The Children’s Defense Fund’s (CDF) Beat the Odds® Scholarship program for their work to overcome adversity to excel in school and as leaders in their communities.

Compton Unified provides new glasses for Clinton and Dominguez students

More than 50 Compton Unified School District (CUSD) students are seeing the world more clearly today thanks to a new partnership between the school district and the nationwide nonprofit Vision To Learn (VTL), which provided new eyeglasses for the Clinton ...

Westside Neighborhood School to implement ‘Grades of Green’

Westside Neighborhood School (WNS) has in Playa Del Rey partnered with the Grades of Green organization to expand on going ‘green.’ Grades of Green is a nonprofit organization, “with a vision of making environmental protection ‘second nature’ in young minds.”

Record breaking Captain Barrington Irving flies into Compton

The students at Davis Middle School in Compton, joined by hundreds of others from Bunche, Enterprise, Roosevelt, Vanguard, Walton, Whaley, and Willowbrook middle schools, were treated to a special guest, who was flown in by helicopter.

How to pick the best school for your child

Parents truly do know best. When it comes to a child’s needs, goals and their learning style – a parent is the one who knows exactly what it takes for their child to be successful. That’s why school choice matters ...

Oakland school district reduces suspension of Black students

Special to the San Jose Mercury News The Oakland Unified School District has reduced the number of suspensions of Black students in the last three years, but they are still being taken out of school at a much higher rate ...

Shropshire University adds online degree in multicultural studies

With the demand for quality affordable education increasing, Shropshire University, a new online university, adds five graduate programs to its more than 120 courses. Applications open in late October.

Compton elementary school receives music education grant

A $4,000 grant and instrument award was delivered to Dr. Martin Luther King Elementary, 2270 E. 122nd St., Compton, as part of the House of Blues Music Forward Foundation’s 2014 Action for the Arts Grants.

Greenlining Institute urges Fed: Reject CIT/OneWest Bank merger

In a letter sent to the Federal Reserve Board on Friday, the Greenlining Institute urges the Fed to reject the proposed acquisition of Pasadena, Calif., based OneWest Bank by CIT Group. OneWest has branches throughout southern California.

Upward Bound program helps students prepare for success

This fall, 85 percent of the recent high school graduates who participated in El Camino College Compton Center’s Upward Bound Math and Science (UBMS) program are beginning their studies at four-year universities in Southern California. All are first-generation college students ...

Compton schools win national recognition

Tibby and Thomas Jefferson elementary schools in the Compton Unified School District were recently recognized by United States Secretary of Education Arne Duncan as 2014 National Blue Ribbon Schools. The two local campuses are among 337 schools in 47 states—287 ...

Education department issues new guidelines

“With opportunity gaps widening for poor children and children of color, new guidance from the Office for Civil Rights in the United States Department of Education offers new hope and protection from discrimination,” said Marian Wright Edelman, president of the ...

Pepperdine alumni to host benefit concert for African American students

The Pepperdine University Black Alumni Council (BAC) will host its second annual “BAC Sound Investment” scholarship concert on Saturday, Oct. 11. The event will take place at the Hotel Maya in Long Beach, 700 Queensway Drive, from 5-9 p.m. The ...

Westside Neighborhood School service project has global impact

In April, Westside Neighborhood School played host to a school-wide school supply drive to (WNS) benefit the charity, Kids for Laos Orphans (KiLO). KiLO is the brainchild of WNS middle school students and brothers Andrew, Matthew, and William Liner. After ...