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Dr. Jeanette Parker: A Life Dedicated to Young Minds
June 23, 2017
Today’s Fresh Start charter school sits in the midst of the Leimert Park area, where poverty seems to be at war with impending change. Here, as it is in a number of L.A. County areas, homeless camps are juxtaposed with construction, which will inevitably lead to a more upscale environment. Inside the school, the students are being prepared for the changing world, one that will challenge their basic as well as technological sensibilities. ... read more »
NNPA Hosts National Black Parents Town Hall
June 22, 2017
In an on-going effort to increase awareness about the “Every Student Succeeds Act” (ESSA) in the Black community, the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) hosted a national town hall for Black parents at the National Harbor in Prince George’s County, Md. ... read more »
Dr. Dre Invests 10 million for new Compton High Performing Arts Center
June 22, 2017
In 1988, one of Black America’s most influential hip-hop groups, N.W.A. let the world know that they were “Straight Outta Compton.” ... read more »
Hear My Voice report highlights academic challenges of California’s young men of color 
June 22, 2017
Young men of color face unique social and economic disadvantages that impact and are impacted by their educational access, according to a new report from the Education Trust-West. ... read more »
LAUSD to Open Boys Leadership Academy
June 22, 2017
A new educational option will soon be available to male youth with the opening of the Boys Academic Leadership Academy (BALA) in August 2017. ... read more »
Reading by Design with the Summer Reading ChallengeThe Los Angeles Public Library invites patrons to “Imagine, Read and Design” their way to exciting prizes
June 16, 2017
Los Angeles Public Library patrons of all ages can sign up for the Summer Reading Challenge now at lapl.org/summer or by visiting any of the 73 libraries across the city. The Challenge will run from June 12 until August 5. ... read more »
Michelle King Gets Board of Education Contract Renewed
June 16, 2017
The Board of Education voted Tuesday to extend the contract of Superintendent Michelle King for two years, until 2020. Los Angeles Unified School District officials said there were no other changes to King’s contract, ... read more »
Delta Research and Educational Foundation to Award 50 Scholarships
June 15, 2017
Delta Research and Educational Foundation is awarding 50 Golden Anniversary Scholarships to students currently enrolled in, or entering institutions of higher education this fall ... read more »
Rep. Waters Delivers Keynote Address at the 2017 Los Angeles Southwest College Commencement 
June 15, 2017
LASC Celebrates  50 Years of Service in the South Los Angeles Community  ... read more »
WLAC Serves As A Springboard To Universities Around The Country For African-American Students
June 15, 2017
West Los Angeles College offers several tailored support programs which provides tutoring, mentoring, and academic advisement. ... read more »
HBCU Students ‘Discover The Unexpected’ with the Black Press
June 15, 2017
Alexa Imani Spencer and Noni Marshall, 2017 DTU Journalism Fellows cover the Detroit Immersion event sponsored by Chevrolet. ... read more »
Compton College Accreditation Restored
June 15, 2017
The Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges granted initial accreditation status to Compton College on Wednesday June 7. ... read more »
First 5 California Reading Tour Brings Talk. Read. Sing. to Inglewood
June 8, 2017
The First 5 California Reading Tour visited the Inglewood Library last week to host dozens of preschoolers at a special event filled with stories, songs, and puppet shows. The tour, which emphasizes the importance of talking, reading, and singing with children beginning at birth, is an important grassroots component of First 5 California’s statewide public education and outreach campaign, Talk. Read. Sing. It changes everything®. ... read more »
College Grad Helps Prep Athletes Field College Offers
June 8, 2017
Francis Kanneh created the website “UnderRecruited Preps” to help expose the talents of his prep clients to Division I, II, III, and NAIA schools throughout the country. ... read more »
First female and first black president to lead St. Petersburg college
June 8, 2017
Tonjua Williams was named recently as the new leader of St. Petersburg College. ... read more »
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