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Grammy Nominated Music Icon and Author, Charles Wright Offers College Scholarships
Charles Wright, Legendary soul and funk singer-songwriter ("Express Yourself") and author of “UP From Where We’ve Come," is showing his dedication to education by offering scholarships to deserving students in need of financial assistance. ... read more / view event »
City Calls for Special Election 
September 24, 2018
City Clerk Holly L. Wolcott announced today that on August 21, 2018, the LAUSD Board of Education requested the City of Los Angeles to call a special election on March 5, 2019, to fill the vacancy in District 5 of the LAUSD Board of Education, resulting from the resignation of Board Member Ref Rodriguez. On Friday, September 21, the City Council approved the election ordinance setting the special election for March 5, 2019, and the runoff, if required, for May 14, 2019. The calling of a special election to fill the vacancy is authorized by Los Angeles City Charter Section 410(b).  ... read more »
2018 National Essay Contest on the Film “DROP” for Youth,  Ages 12-18 years Cash Prizes for Winners!
September 20, 2018
The DROP Essay Contest is part of the annual 2018 Week of Positive Change, Non-Violence and Opportunities, October 13-21, 2018. In a joint statement, BW4PC National co-chairs Dr. Stephanie Myers and Daun S. Hester stated, "We must convince youth that dropping out of school is a pipeline to prison and violence. They must stay in school and earn their high school diploma or GED to prepare for success." ... read more »
Student Athlete of the Week: Khalil Tate
September 20, 2018
Prior to his sophomore season, few knew of his capabilities. After former Arizona starter Brandon Dawkins was injured, quarterback Khalil Tate was given an opportunity that would change his college career and disrupt the Pac-12 conference. ... read more »
L.A. Chargers Awards Compton High School Football
September 20, 2018
The Los Angeles Chargers honored Compton High School athletic director and football coach Calvin Bryant with a check of $1,000 on Friday. ... read more »
Dr. Menah Pratt-Clarke Honored at GEM Awards
September 20, 2018
This month, Virginia Tech’s Vice President of Strategic Affairs/ Vice Provost Dr. Menah Pratt- Clarke visited Los Angeles when she was honored at this year’s GEM awards for her work in advancing diversity in science, ... read more »
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 »
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