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.

Free summer engineering program offered

Los Angeles-area students in grades four through eight will now have an opportunity to learn beginning engineering skills thanks to the National Society of Black Engineers’ 2015 Summer Engineering Experience for Kids (SEEK) program.

African American grad rates remain flat

While the graduation rates of most student groups in the state rose in 2014, the numbers for African American pupils stayed flat, at 68.1 percent, unchanged from the year before.

LAUSD approves new science academy

The Los Angeles Unified School District Board of Education voted unanimously April 14 to establish the Girls Academic Leadership Academy, Los Angeles, an all-girls science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) school on the campus of Los Angeles High School.

The art of performing

The Los Angeles Unified School District will host a series of free arts festivals in April and May that will give young people across the district an opportunity to display their talents.

High school artists sought

High school students who either attend school or reside in the 37th, 43rd or 44th Congressional Districts are invited to submit entries to the annual Congressional Art Competition.

Compton to add new high school

Compton Unified School District (CUSD) is creating a new school for students who are motivated to finish high school and their first two years of college at the same time. Called Early College School, the facility is a collaboration between ...

Kohl’s Cares Scholarship Program accepting nominations

Youth ages six to 18 years who have made a positive impact on their communities can be nominated until March 13 to potentially win nearly $400,000 in scholarships and prizes from the Kohl’s Cares® Scholarship Program.

Candidate forums set for LAUSD

United Way of Greater Los Angeles will co-host next month a series of candidate forums to help residents get to know those campaigning for the school board. Those interested in the District 3 race, which encompasses schools in Canoga Park, ...

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.