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‘Operation Splash’ Kicks off Youth Swimming Program
Written by Sentinel Staff Writer 26 June 2008
8,000 participants at 35 pools gain access to healthy activity, learn water safety, and gain job training through Kaiser Permanente’s $1.5 million program Kaiser Permanente and the City of Los ... read more >>
Cyber-Surfing Gives Everyone Easy Access to History
Written by ARA Content 19 June 2008
History is making history on the World Wide Web. With a click of the mouse, lifelong historians and those who just caught the history bug are taking to the Internet in record numbers to explore its nearly ... read more >>
Community Groups Host a College Advisement Day
Written by Sentinel News Service 19 June 2008
In an effort to improve the college admission prospects for students attending inner city schools. the Friends of the Hyde Park/Miriam Matthew Library, in conjunction with several community groups is ... read more >>
Crenshaw Students Take Second Prize at Regional Business Competition
Written by Jennifer Bihm (Contributing Writer) 05 June 2008
Autumn Taylor, 18 and Ariana Drummond, 18 both of Crenshaw High School, placed second out of 600 L.A. students for their Groovy Smoothie idea in the National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship ... read more >>
ICEF Names School for Miss Lee
Written by Sentinel News Service 05 June 2008
ICEF Public Schools will name its View Park Prep charter elementary school in honor long-time teacher assistant Frankie Lee at their West Los Angeles campus on Monday June 9. Affectionately known as Miss ... read more >>
Fitness Kidz on National Health EducationTour
Written by Jennifer Bihm (Contributing Writer) 05 June 2008
Nutritionist Dawn Strozier was raised on healthy food but that didn’t stop her from adopting the high fat low fiber Standard American Diet (SAD) when she got out on her own. But a serious medical ... read more >>
Jury Deliberations Continue in Trial of Ex-Student’s Sexual Relationship Suit
Written by City News Service 22 May 2008
CNS - Jury deliberations continued last Friday in a case brought against Los Angeles Unified by a former high school student who alleges that school officials knew about her sexual relationship with ... read more >>
Lawmakers, Teens Debate 'Stop Saggin' Movement
Written by Kanita Mason, NNPA Special Correspondent 08 May 2008
It is known for being a fashion that originated in prison. Some think its cool while others believe it’s indecent. What is this nationwide debate? The phenomenon is known as “baggy pants.” ... read more >>
King Maker Foundation Seeks to Pass Civil Rights Baton at Howard University
Written by Khashiffa Roberts, NNPA Special Correspondent 08 May 2008
When Levy Daugherty began planning his foundation’s next major event, his vision extended into the next generation. The secondary and tertiary students, teachers and general supporters gathered ... read more >>
Survey Reveals Depression, Fear of Violence among South L.A. Students
Written by Associated Press 01 May 2008
CNS - Many South Los Angeles high school students are scared of violence on campus, dissatisfied with college preparatory classes and show signs of clinical depression, according to report based on ... read more >>
Drew University to Build New Research Building
Written by City News Service 24 April 2008
CNS - The Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science, which had been associated with now-closed Martin Luther King Jr.-Drew Medical Center, announced plans for a $43 million research and nursing ... read more >>
Black Colleges Seeking More Financial Support from Alumni
Written by Dionne Walker, Associated Press 24 April 2008
Making money, administrators at Virginia State University have learned, takes money. The majority Black school has spent millions of state dollars renovating buildings, partly to heighten school pride ... read more >>
CNN Kicks Off HBCU Tour at FAMU
Written by Stephanie Lambert, Special to the NNPA from Capital Outlook 24 April 2008
The Cable News Network made its first stop at Florida A&M University this month for it’s first ever Black in America Historically Black College or University Tour. “I think it was just ... read more >>
Brotherhood Crusade Receives $100,000 Boost from State Farm Youth Advisory Board
Written by Sentinel Staff Writer 06 March 2008
Photo by Malcolm AliLeft to right: Ted Hope, Eddie Martinez, Charisse Bremond Weaver, Jessica Peres and Assemblymember Mike DavisOn Friday, February 29, State Farm Public Affairs Specialist Eddie Martinez ... read more >>
Study: Untraditional Schools Produce High Dropout Rates
Written by City News Service 28 February 2008
CNS - Just 100 high schools — many of them charter and alternative schools, and many in the Southland — produce more than 40 percent of the state’s high school dropouts, researchers ... read more >>
Angela Bass Can Turn L.A.'s Schools Around
Written by Jennifer Bihm (Contributing Writer) 28 February 2008
Mayor Villaraigosa appoints San Diego school reformer to lead the city’s students out of the depths of failure. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has appointed educator and school reformer Angela ... read more >>

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Students Address Curriculum Committee Regarding Single Gender Classes
Written by Christine Sabathia 28 February 2008
Christine Sabathia/Sentinel photo Representatives of ‘Boys Uplifted’ went before the LAUSD Curriculum, Instruction and Educational Equity Committee Feb. 14 to speak of the impact of single ... read more >>
3,000 Students - 40 Schools - One Love
Written by SWS 21 February 2008
SWS - At a time when so many historically Black colleges and universities are struggling due to a lack of endowment or decrease in student enrollment, there finally seems to be a light at the end of ... read more >>
Compton School Library Receives 10,000 Book Donation
Written by Sentinel Staff Writer 21 February 2008
Access Books, a local volunteer program, delivered more than 10,000 books to Anderson Elementary School in Compton, Calif., on Feb. 9. The school’s library was replenished with new and gently ... read more >>

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A Heartfelt Dedication
Written by Christine Sabathia 07 February 2008
Henry Clay Middle School names John B. Spencer Hall after teacher who has dedicated three decades to educating students Never one to be nervous in the classroom, veteran teacher John Spencer ... read more >>
Change is in the Air
Written by Christine Sabathia 31 January 2008
Community partners with Crenshaw High School to improve quality of education The scene in Crenshaw Senior High School’s multi-purpose room on Monday was dramatically different than three years ... read more >>
Volunteers Refurbish Elementary School on Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday
Written by City News Service 24 January 2008
CNS - More than 500 volunteers spent part of Martin Luther King Day today helping to refurbish an elementary school in Gardena. Workers from Home Depot, L.A. Works and the South Los Angeles and Gardena ... read more >>
Multi-Million Dollar Grant to Help Fund New Charter Schools in L.A.
Written by City News Service 24 January 2008
CNS - Three Los Angeles-area public charter school operators received $23.3 million in grants from the Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation to help fund 17 new charter campuses in the area. “High-quality ... read more >>
Alpha Kappa Alpha Donates $1 Million to Howard University
Written by Sentinel Staff Writer 24 January 2008
Contribution caps emotional day of tributes during AKA’s centennial celebration Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority’s International President Barbara A. McKinzie, donated $1 million to Howard University ... read more >>
Man-to-Man Action Plan: Leaders Realizing King’s Dream Through Community Engagement
Written by Sentinel Staff Writer 17 January 2008
Start your New Year to unite and collaborate for change. As our nation pays tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. a meeting of the minds will be addressing solutions to the problems within the Black ... read more >>

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