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Urgent Steps Are Necessary to Address Implicit Bias in Early Education
November 19, 2020
The school to prison pipeline starts as early as preschool for our youngest Black learners. ... read more »
Lancaster School District Chief Named Los Angeles County Superintendent of the Year
November 19, 2020
School district leadership has been put to the test during one of the most challenging years for educators. Lancaster School District chief, Michele Bowers, stands out as one local education leader rising to the COVID-19 challenge and has been named the 2020 Los Angeles County Superintendent of the Year. ... read more »
$1.2 Million Edison Scholars Program 2021 Application Period Begins
November 12, 2020
High school seniors whose dreams are to power the future and make a difference through the study of science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) are invited to apply for Edison International’s $1.2 million Edison Scholars Program. ... read more »
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Superintendent Tony Thurmond Announces $420,000 in Grants to the Bridging the Digital Divide Fund to Benefit Students in Southern California
November 12, 2020
State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Tony Thurmond announced that Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas) and San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E), in partnership with The San Diego Foundation, have donated a total of $420,000 to the Bridging the Digital Divide Fund. SDG&E and The San Diego Foundation’s grant of $100,000 to the Classroom of the Future Foundation will address digital divide among tribal K-12 youth in San Diego County. SoCalGas’ portion of $320,000 will be split into five grants to separate organizations in Southern California for specific work to close the digital divide. SoCalGas and SDG&E are part of the Sempra Energy family of companies. ... read more »
ULI/REAP Launches First-Ever Virtual Academy
November 12, 2020
The first-ever ULI/REAP (Urban Land Institute/Real Estate Associate Program) Virtual Fall Academy 2020 has launched with over 150 candidates enrolled in the live and on-demand program that runs through graduation on Friday, December 11, 2020. ... read more »
A Blueprint California’s Black Students Need: Educators Conference to Focus on Equity
November 5, 2020
The California Association of Black School Educators (CABSE) will hold its fourth annual conference in a virtual setting this year.  ... read more »
The Future of Education is at stake in the 2020 Election
October 29, 2020
Karen Gross, a former college president who once served as a senior policy advisor to the U.S. Department of Education, told BlackPressUSA that the election's impact on education would be profound across the early childhood – adult education pipeline. ... read more »
LOS ANGELES AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMEN’S PUBLIC POLICY INSTITUTE ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR ITS 2021 LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT/PUBLIC POLICY CLASSES
October 29, 2020
The Los Angeles African American Women’s Political Policy Institute (LAAAWPPI) has opened the application process for its 2021 Leadership Development/Public Policy Instruction class.  The Los Angeles African American Women’s Public Policy Institute is the premiere leadership organization offering development to African American women. ... read more »
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Efforts to Block the Vote Concern CSUN Poly Sci Professor
October 16, 2020
Requiring witness signatures on mail-in ballots. Needing government-issued photo identification to vote. Limiting mailed ballot drop-off locations to one per county. ... read more »
All Nine LACCD Colleges Will Serve as County Vote Centers for November 3 Presidential General Election
October 16, 2020
All nine colleges of the Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) will proudly serve as multi-day Voting Centers in collaboration with the Los Angeles County Registrar of Voters for the November 3, 2020 Presidential General Election. The colleges include: East Los Angeles College; Los Angeles City College; Los Angeles Harbor College; Los Angeles Mission College; Los Angeles Pierce College; Los Angeles Southwest College; Los Angeles Trade-Technical College, Los Angeles Valley College and West Los Angeles College. ... read more »
UCLA Reports Disparities in School Suspensions Among Racial Groups
October 15, 2020
A national analysis of school suspension data by the UCLA Civil Rights Project found "disturbing disparities'' among racial groups with inconsistencies that vary state-by-state and district-by-district, according to a report released. ... read more »
GENERATION LOST: UC-BERKELEY’S MISSING BLACK GRADUATES
October 8, 2020
In the mid-1960s, the University of California, Berkeley started its Educational Opportunity Program to target underrepresented applicants and combat this history of discrimination. Unsurprisingly, this program was asuccess and the number of Black freshmen continued to rise until 1996. That year, Governor Pete Wilson and Black conservative Ward Connerly led an effort to repeal these education gains by passing Proposition 209. ... read more »
Crenshaw High School Senior Kamarie Brown Elected as Student Board Member
October 8, 2020
Kamarie Brown, a senior at Crenshaw High School STEMM Magnet, has been selected by her peers as the student representative on the Board of Education. She will be sworn in for a one-year term at the board meeting on Oct. 6. ... read more »
Diversity Program Consortium: A National Program to get more African Americans and other Minorities to be Doctors in Health Science Careers is Coordinated locally at UCLA
October 8, 2020
One goal of the Diversity Program Consortium is to figure out the best ways to support minority students so as to help them succeed in medicine and science. ... read more »
International Conference Celebrating the 55th Anniversary of The Nguzo Saba (The Seven Principles)
October 8, 2020
A wide range of Black scholars, activists, teachers, students and community members from the national and global African community will join in discussions of critical issues confronting Black people nationally and internationally which begins this Sunday, October 11, 3:00pm at the virtual International Nguzo Saba 2020 Conference and will continue over the month. The conference marks the 55th Anniversary of The Nguzo Saba (The Seven Principles), the Organization Us and the African American Cultural Center. Focus will be especially on the Nguzo Saba and their use by thousands of organizations and institutions in this country and throughout the world African community for value orientation, cultural grounding and programmatic initiatives.    ... read more »
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