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 ...

Watts school named after veteran educator

James B. Taylor, the first African American to serve as a high school principal in the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), was on hand Friday, when Green Dot Schools named one of its newest middle schools in his honor.

Lancaster offers Preschool and Wee Folks programs

Lancaster is offering residents the opportunity to start the education of their little ones early with the Preschool and Wee Folks programs offered at El Dorado Park. Taught by trained and certified city staff, both programs provide lively and fun ...

Union Bank opens branch at Crenshaw High School

Union Bank has opened a branch office at Crenshaw High School that teaches students about the financial services industry.

Learn about attending a state college

Middle and high school students and their parents or guardians will have the opportunity to meet representatives from all 23 of the California State University campuses during the free sixth annual CSU Super Saturday College Fair this Saturday from 8:30 ...

Urban teens set to pitch their tech companies

URBAN Teens eXploring Technology (TxT) will cap off its 15-week summer program with a free demostrationscheduled Aug 2. from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at USC in Salvatori Computer Science Center Room 101, at 941 Bloom Walk, Los Angeles.

Ron Brown Business Summit scheduled

The 19th annual Ron Brown Business Economic Summit themed “Fitting Pieces Together for Business Success” will be held Aug. 21-24, at the Los Angeles Airport Marriott Hotel. Hundreds of small business owners and vendors will come together to learn and ...

Budding entrepreneurs match wits

Students from around the county will participate in the Los Angeles BizCamp Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge July 18, beginning at 9 a.m., and the top three students will split $2,250 in prize money to use to help with their education or ...

CLBC selects 30 students for California Scholars program

The nine-member California Legislative Black Caucus (CLBC) has selected 30 high school and college students to receive scholarships of $2,500 each and a lap top from Hewlett Packard as part of its 2014 CLBC California Scholars program.

LAUSD targets young men of color

“Stop doing everything for us; let us struggle some.”

Administration eases student-loan debt

According to a report released last week, “Taking Action: Higher Education and Student Debt,” California has more people with federal student debt than any other state in the nation—just over 4 million student loans valued at $103.42 million. Many of ...

Summer offerings increase at schools

School is out and selected students at local public campuses have an opportunity to attend summer session.