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Remembering Miss Edna Hortense Smith’s 100-Year-Old Legacy
January 20, 2022
Edna Hortense Smith was born in Chipley, Florida on September 21, 1921, and celebrated her 100th birthday with her family and friends in Hawthorn, CA, where she was a resident.  ... read more »
Student Athlete of the Week: Kendall Hill
January 20, 2022
West Los Angeles College sophomore linebacker Kendall Hill competes and studies on a high level. Since his time at Dorsey high school, he has devoted himself to having a strong work ethic in all his endeavors. He noted how being committed to football is an important factor. ... read more »
Free College for Californians Moves Closer to Becoming Reality
January 20, 2022
Assemblymember Reggie Jones-Sawyer’s (D-South Los Angeles) bill to provide free college to California students was approved by the Assembly Higher Education Committee with a 9-1 vote. ... read more »
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Da Vinci RISE High for At-Risk Learners Finds Itself At-Risk
January 14, 2022
The COVID-19 pandemic has left a lasting impact on all students, but especially for those experiencing extreme obstacles to their academic success. Da Vinci RISE High, with campuses in Hawthorne, South Los Angeles, and Culver City, provides a comprehensive and holistic education for students who all too often fall through the cracks: students experiencing homelessness, extreme poverty, probation, or foster care. ... read more »
Solange Knowles & Toyin Odutola discuss ‘inspiration’
January 13, 2022
In the final episode of the series in conjunction with EDITION Hotels, singer-songwriter Solange Knowles and visual artist Toyin Odutola discuss the theme of 'Inspiration.' ... read more / watch video »
Caltech Among Universities Sued Over Financial Aid Formula
January 13, 2022
Caltech is among 16 universities being sued for alleged violations of antitrust laws by colluding to unfairly reduce the amount of financial aid awarded to students, it was announced today. ... read more »
Student Athlete of the Week: Antoine Robinson
January 13, 2022
Although he can play multiple sports, Crenshaw junior guard Antoine Robinson enjoys competing in basketball the most. Playing basketball has given him skills that he can apply beyond the court. ... read more »
Twenty LAUSD Law Enforcement Employees Sue Over Mandatory Vaccine Mandate
January 12, 2022
Twenty school law enforcement officers are suing Los Angeles Unified, alleging they were either wrongfully fired or face termination despite filing for exemptions to the district's mandatory employee coronavirus vaccination mandate. ... read more »
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The University of La Verne and TELACU Education Foundation join in this initiative, which aims to prepare minority students for technology careers
January 6, 2022
Infoblox launches a diverse student certification program to increase minority representation in the technology sector. ... read more »
Burbank School Board Votes to Resume Classes Monday
January 3, 2022
Students in the Burbank Unified School District will be expected to return to class as scheduled Monday after the Board of Education decided not to delay reopening by one week in light of the current surge of COVID-19 infections. The panel held a 3 1/2 hour emergency meeting Sunday night to consider the delay. ... read more »
UCLA, UCI to Begin Winter Quarter Classes Remotely
January 3, 2022
Winter quarter classes begin today at UCLA and UC Irvine remotely for a planned two weeks in response to surging COVID-19 cases. ... read more »
Education leaders ask for raises for teachers, bus drivers
December 28, 2021
The state Education Department is asking South Carolina lawmakers to increase pay for all teachers by 2% next school year. ... read more »
New Program to Help Black Students Sees Success
December 27, 2021
An initiative in Owensboro to connect Black students with industry mentors, their peers and school faculty had a successful first run, officials said. ... read more »
Two former Charlotte Teachers Help School District Prioritize Diversity
December 27, 2021
Tyler Adams knew before he stepped into a Charlotte classroom nearly three years ago that he was in the minority. ... read more »
Feds, State Take Steps to Ease Burden on Some Student Loan Borrowers
December 23, 2021
Lewis said, before the pandemic began, paying down the high student loan debt she accrued to cover her tuition and living expenses while in school put a strain on her monthly budget. Those arrears (“in the thousands”) with growing interest made it difficult for her to make ends meet. ... read more »
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