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Black Male Academy Addresses Academics, Brotherhood
Written by Christine Sabathia 20 December 2007
Christine Sabathia/Sentinel photoKirk Kirkwood (center) is the director of the Black Male Academy, a College Bound program that addresses the need of academic success and brotherhood among African American ... read more >>
City Schools Gain, Yet Still Lag Nation
Written by Nancy Zuckerbrod, Associated Press 22 November 2007
AP - Students in selected city schools are making modest gains on math and reading tests, but they continue to lag behind their counterparts nationwide, scores released Nov. 15 show. Eleven urban school ... read more >>
Synergy Surges Ahead
Written by Christine Sabathia 22 November 2007
 Christine Sabathia/Sentinel photoSynergy Charter Academy’s kindergarten students participate in a morning reading lesson.Working together as one is how Synergy Charter Academy believes its ... read more >>
Youths Say: What's Democrat, Republican?
Written by Kelly Mahoney, Associated Press 15 November 2007
AP - Visions of Republican elephants and Democratic donkeys are out. Today’s young adults don’t think red or blue either when they describe the two major political parties. To them, Democrats ... read more >>
Student Profile: Quinton Embry
Written by Christine Sabathia 15 November 2007
Life for 17-year-old Quinton Embry is, in his own word, “alright.” He lives in Compton with his mother and two young sisters. He is a senior at Dominguez High School with hopes of making ... read more >>
Organization Calls for 'Greening' of School Yards
Written by Olusheyi Banjo 08 November 2007
People-for Parks-has developed a plan to reenergize the school system by greening school playgrounds and opening them for public use outside school hours. The organization’s president and vice ... read more >>
Junior Achievement Inspires Students at Emerson Elementary
Written by Sentinel Staff Writer 08 November 2007
A member of the Junior Achievement of Southern California’s Board of Directors puts a smile on the face of a young student of Emerson Elementary School. The Junior Achievement of Southern California ... read more >>
Crenshaw High Students Spend A Night Under the Stars
Written by Sentinel Staff Writer 01 November 2007
More than 100 Crenshaw High students spent a night under the stars last weekend when the Crenshaw High Eco Club took its third Annual Survivor Challenge Campout at Kenneth Hahn Park.The students along ... read more >>
LA Public Library Offers Reading Workshops
Written by City News Service 01 November 2007
CNS - The parents of young children who need help getting their youngsters interested in reading now can participate in workshops offered by the Los Angeles Public Library, city officials announced.“Read ... read more >>
Literacy Program Seeks Volunteers
Written by Sentinel Staff Writer 01 November 2007
Donate a book, save a future. That’s the hope and mission of Access Books, a non-profit volunteer program that helps improve libraries in inner-city schools in the Los Angeles area. Despite its ... read more >>
ACT-SO L.A. Branch Medals at National Convention
Written by Sentinel Staff Writer 01 November 2007
ACT-SO students (Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics) of the Los Angeles Branch NAACP received medals at the National ACT-SO Convention in Detroit. Lacie Pierre received the ... read more >>
African American Named Eagle Scout of Year
Written by Sentinel Staff Writer 01 November 2007
Daniel Jeffrey Nibbs is this state’s first African American to be awarded Eagle Scout of the Year 2007 by the American Legion, Department of California Scouting Commission. He became an eagle scout ... read more >>
Edison International, USC Launch Second Annual "Edison Challenge"
Written by City News Service 25 October 2007
CNS - Registration is under way for a competition, co- sponsored by Edison International and USC, to encourage middle school and high school students to share their creative ideas to protect the environment.Rosemead-based ... read more >>
College Costs Rise Again, Report Says
Written by Justin Pope 25 October 2007
AP — The price of college again rose faster than the inflation rate this year, climbing 6.6 percent at four-year public schools and outstripping increases in the financial aid that lowers what ... read more >>
Jesse Jackson Launches Parental Plan on 66th Birthday at Morningside High
Written by Francis Taylor (Contributing Writer) 11 October 2007
Reverend Jesse L. Jackson, Sr., founder and president of the Rainbow/PUSH Coalition as well as The National Reclaim Our Youth Crusade, recently chose to spend some quality time with Inglewood Unified ... read more >>
Free Preschool Programs Open to South, Central LA Students
Written by Sentinel Staff Writer 04 October 2007
Several no-cost preschool programs in the south and central areas of Los Angeles are still looking for students to immediately fill Head Start classes for the 2007-08 school year.A total of four nonprofit ... read more >>
Teacher Voices Concern About Textbook Image
Written by Christine Sabathia 04 October 2007
The image found on a textbook cover for 12th grade LAUSD students features a culturally diverse student group, minus a Black face Cover represents culturally diverse student group, minus ... read more >>
L.A. Urban League, African American Organization to Celebrate Efforts That Resulted in Doubled Enrollment of African American Students at UCLA
Written by Sentinel Staff Writer 12 September 2007
The Alliance for Equality Opportunity in Education (AEOE), a coalition of African American organizations, is hosting a victory celebration to honor its efforts in helping to increase enrollment of African ... read more >>
Getting Ready for the New School Year
Written by Christine Sabathia 06 September 2007
Heading back to school can be a bit overwhelming for students starting the new academic year in a new grade level after the long summer break. There are supplies to be bought, teachers to be met, and ... read more >>
Inglewood 5th Grader Receives Letter from President
Written by Francis Taylor (Contributing Writer) 06 September 2007
Kennedy Hammond is a darling, precocious 10-year-old fifth grader who attends K-Anthony School in Inglewood. She is typical of many young ladies in her age range and enjoys common interests like cheerleading, ... read more >>
Back-to-School Health and Family Festival
Written by Francis Taylor (Contributing Writer) 30 August 2007
School Supplies, Health Screening and Fun The 9th Annual Back-to-School Health and Family Festival, one of the largest ‘Back To School’ giveaway events in the United States, sponsored ... read more >>
Expanding Opportunities
Written by Christine Sabathia 23 August 2007
Right on the heels of sending off its entire first graduating class from View Park Preparatory Charter High School to college, the Inner City Education Foundation is confident in replicating that success ... read more >>
Students Discuss Dropout Rate
Written by City News Service 16 August 2007
CNS - Getting an education is the key to success, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa told students from the UCLA Institute for Democracy, Education and Access.Students from the program spent the day at City ... read more >>
LAUSD Schools Receive Healthy Start Grants
Written by Sentinel Staff Writer 16 August 2007
The Los Angeles Unified School District has announced that Susan Miller Dorsey High School, John H. Liechty Middle School, Esperanza, Gratts and West Athens elementary schools have received a combined ... read more >>
First Grader Reads 330 Books
Written by Sentinel Staff Writer 16 August 2007
Malcolm Wilson expands his mind and increases his knowledge through the power of the written wordMany of today’s children are equipped with a thirst for knowledge and a need to receive it instantly, ... read more >>

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