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California to End For-Profit Charter Schools
September 14, 2018
Teachers’ Union and Charter School Association Join Forces to eliminate corporate profits from K-12 Education. ... read more »
Student Athlete of the Week: Jojo McIntosh
September 13, 2018
Jojo McIntosh has been putting in work since his senior season started at the University of Washington. The safety made seven tackles and one pass break up during the Huskies’ 16-21 loss to the Auburn Tiger on September 1. ... read more »
Local Middle School Named After Civil Rights Leader, Virgil Roberts 
September 13, 2018
The Alliance Virgil Roberts Leadership Academy recently celebrated their naming ceremony.  ... read more »
Obama to receive award, give speech at University of Illinois
September 6, 2018
The award honors the legacy of Douglas, who served in the U.S. Senate from 1949 to 1967. ... read more »
Student Athlete of the Week: Kendall Ellis
September 6, 2018
Sprinter Kendall Ellis has run track on big stages and has made many accomplishments at USC with the most recent being a 2018 NCAA championship outdoor title. ... read more »
6th-grader might return to school after flap over hairstyle
August 31, 2018
An attorney says the sixth-grader who tearfully left a New Orleans area Catholic school after she was told her hair extensions violated its policy might soon return to classes there. ... read more »
Student Athlete of the Week: Jalen Thompson
August 30, 2018
Going into his junior year at Washington State University, Jalen Thompson has a wealth of experience playing safety for the Cougars football team. ... read more »
Jay Z, Beyoncé Awarding $1M in Scholarships to ‘Exceptional’ High School Students 
August 30, 2018
Hip-hop superstar Jay Z and his wife, Beyoncé, have announced a new scholarship program that will award 10 scholarships worth $100,000 each to “exceptional” high school seniors who demonstrate financial needs.  ... read more »
America’s Teachers Need More Community, Parental Support
August 27, 2018
The latest data from the Center for American Progress shows that the average salary for an attorney is more than two times that of elementary and middle school educators. The Washington Post reported last week that nearly 1 in 10 hosts who rent out their apartments, homes and spaces on Airbnb are teachers. Low salaries, compared with other college graduates, may inhibit highly-effective professionals from pursuing a career in education; specifically for people of color who currently make up just seven percent of public school teachers. ... read more »
Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra’s 
2018-19 “Campus to Concert Hall”
All Access Season Pass,
One of The Best Bargains in The City,
Offers Students Thirty Concerts and Events for Just $30
August 27, 2018
As an added bonus, the All Access Pass includes access to performance after-parties to mingle with musicians; advance reservation privileges; and the option to reserve up to three additional tickets at just $8 each for college friends (valid college ID required). This popular student pass, offered for the eighth year, has served to build appreciation for classical music among younger audiences. ... read more »
Newly Digitized Records Mark 98 Years of Women’s Suffrage Movement in California
August 27, 2018
This August marks 98 years since the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution was ratified and formally adopted, giving women the right to vote. To celebrate this anniversary, the California State Archives has launched a new digital compilation of records relating to the women’s suffrage movement in California. This is the first time that these records have been compiled into a publicly available digital compilation. ... read more »
Legislators Push for Free Community College in CA
August 24, 2018
Assembly Bill 1862, jointly authored by Assemblymembers Miguel Santiago, David Chiu, and Kevin McCarty, was introduced last week to take an important step towards guaranteeing a completely free community college experience for California students.  The measure comes directly on the heels of the implementation of 2017’s Assembly Bill 19 (jointly authored by the same legislators) which made the first year of community college free for all first-time, full-time students. That first round of students will begin classes at schools across California in the coming weeks.  ... read more »
Compton Children Celebrate the First Day of School, Major Milestones
August 23, 2018
Over 20,000 students have started school at each of Compton Unified School District’s 36 school sites, marketing a time of excitement as the school district enters into another year on the heals of its dramatic turnaround and featured schools marking major milestones. ... read more »
Cal State LA educator Receives University’s 2018 Outstanding Professor Award
August 23, 2018
Bush, a Fontana resident, was one of four Outstanding Professors honored for excellence in teaching and significant achievement in scholarly inquiry or creativity, as well as professional activities and community service, during the August 17 event.   ... read more »
Report Illustrates Importance of Preventing Black Male School Suspension
August 23, 2018
A recently released report, conducted by three education professors at San Diego State University and UCLA, revealed disturbing data about black student suspension. ... read more »
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