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LAUSD Board Member Marguerite LaMotte Hosts Student Leadership Conference
Written by Sentinel News Service 25 June 2009
Students representing 13 middle and high schools participated in the 4th Annual Board District 1 Student Leadership Conference, hosted by LAUSD Board Member Marguerite Poindexter LaMotte.The event, held ... read more >>
ICEF Public Schools Receives $8.6 Million Grant To Support Expansion
Written by Sentinel News Service 25 June 2009
Grant from CA Department of Education Will Provide Tuition-Free After-School Programs for 800 Students at the High-Performing Public Charter Schools  ICEF Public Schools today announced that it has ... read more >>
El Camino High Student Wins Online Video Contest With 130,901 VOTES
Written by Sentinel News Service 25 June 2009
A video submitted by Loren Simons, a sophomore at El Camino Real High School, received the grand prize in a contest sponsored by Los Angeles Unified Board of Education Member Tamar Galatzan.Galatzan will ... read more >>
El Camino College's Outstanding Students Set to Transfer
Written by Sentinel News Service 25 June 2009
Shaminna Mingon Jones is on her way to a nursing career, a path she is proud to pursue. As the student speaker at the 62nd Annual Commencement ceremony at El Camino College. Shaminna is eager to share ... read more >>
Superintendent Ramon C. Cortines Proposes Deeper Cuts
Written by Sentinel News Service 25 June 2009
Faced with a growing deficit and a July 1 deadline to submit a budget balanced for the next three years as required by state law, Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) Superintendent Ramon C. Cortines ... read more >>
Closing the Gap: Grades Plus State Tests
Written by Taiesha Flenaugh (Contributing Writer) 25 June 2009
I was shocked by Ken Miller's cover story entitled "Crenshaw Holding the Line on Exit Exam." Some honor roll students at Crenshaw High School have repeatedly failed the California High School Exit Exam. ... read more >>
LAUSD School Ranked Among Top 50 Public High Schools
Written by Sentinel News Service 25 June 2009
LAUSD SCHOOL RANKED AMONG TOP 50 PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOLS IN U.S. BY NEWSWEEK MAGAZINE The Los Angeles Center for Enriched Studies (LACES) in the Los Angeles Unified School District has been ranked among the ... read more >>
Canter’s Statement Regarding Passage of Teacher Quality Motion
Written by Sentinel News Service 18 June 2009
LAUSD Boardmember Marlene Canter issued the following statement in response to passage of a the Teacher Quality motion by the LAUSD Board of Education to reform the labyrinthine and expensive process to ... read more >>
Final Celebration of the Charles Mingus - Son of Watts
Written by Sentinel News Service 18 June 2009
                                           The booklet “Tales from the ... read more >>
LAUSD's Snack-off Competition
Written by Sentinel News Service 18 June 2009
                                Students from Florence Griffith Joyner Elementary School prepare their peach ... read more >>
Superintendent Ramon C. Cortines on Federal Stimulus Funds for Schools
Written by Sentinel News Service 11 June 2009
Echoing President Obama's plan to use the federal stimulus money to save or create jobs, Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) Superintendent Ramon C. Cortines today said that the District's decentralization ... read more >>
Semillas Community Schools Receives $250,000 Grant
Written by Sentinel News Service 04 June 2009
Semillas Community Schools, a non-profit community-based educational organization committed to opening high quality charter schools in East Los Angeles, today announced it has received a grant of $250,000 ... read more >>
Over Four Thousand Parents Join the Parent Revolution
Written by Sentinel News Service 04 June 2009
Mark Twain Middle School and Garfield High School Are at the Top of the Reform ListHundreds of parents throughout Los Angeles held a press conference today at Gertz-Ressler High School to mark the official ... read more >>
LAUSD Cuts the Ribbon
Written by Sentinel News Service 04 June 2009
Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) Board Member Julie Korenstein and California Assembly Member Felipe Fuentes joined students, parents, teachers and administrators of the Panorama City community ... read more >>
El Camino College Registration Underway
Written by Super User 04 June 2009
Registration for those planning to attend El Camino College begins June 1 for the summer session and fall semester.  Students may choose from three summer sessions, featuring a variety of day and evening ... read more >>
El Camino College MESA Students
Written by Sentinel News Service 04 June 2009
Three El Camino College MESA (Math, Engineering, Science Achievement) students recently won prestigious NSF-MESA S-STEM Scholarships in Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics. The three scholarships ... read more >>
Dr. Ivan Van Sertima
Written by Kwaku Person-Lynn, Ph.D. (Sentinel Contributing Writer) 04 June 2009
Anthropologist, linguist, educator and author with global influence.We just lost one of the most significant Afrikan world scholars to walk this earth. He leaped on the scene in the late 1970s, early 1980s ... read more >>
Tips to help grads get the edge on competition
Written by Sentinel News Service 04 June 2009
As the recession continues to take its toll, college grads have to work harder to stand out. Businesses expect to hire 22 percent fewer recent grads in 2009, according to a survey by the National Association ... read more >>
College Scholarship Helps Students with Asthma
Written by Sentinel News Service 02 June 2009
Even as the class of 2009 enjoys the milestones of their senior year, many are already well into their preparations for college. Scholarships are an important way for some students to help fund a college ... read more >>
New Exhibition Opening at the California African American Museum
Written by Sentinel News Service 21 May 2009
New Exhibition Erases Distinction Between Fine Arts and Crafts or Intuitive Art"Inside My Head: Intuitive Artists of African Descent," an exhibition opening at the California African American Museum (CAAM) ... read more >>
St. Elmo Village Celebrates 40th Anniversary
Written by Sentinel News Service 14 May 2009
"Drums, Blues & Jazz Festival", Memorial Day WeekendCultural landmark, St. Elmo Village, continues to celebrate its 40th Anniversary year with its annual Drums, Blues and Jazz Festival, Memorial Day ... read more >>
LAUSD Will Seek Temporary Restraining Order to Stop May 15 Teacher Strike
Written by Sentinel News Service 14 May 2009
Lawyers for the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) will go to Superior Court at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, May 12, seeking a Temporary Restraining Order to stop United Teachers Los Angeles (UTLA), ... read more >>
Closing the Gap
Written by Taiesha Flenaugh (Contributing Writer) 14 May 2009
Too many African-American students are behind academically. While Latino students also score lower than Whites and Asians, Spanish speakers and other students learning to speak English (known as English ... read more >>
27th Annual L.A. Walk for Education
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 14 May 2009
The 2009 United Negro College Fund (UNCF), Los Angeles Walk for Education will take place this Saturday, May 16, in Exposition Park.This family oriented event attracts more than a 1,000 participants, representing ... read more >>
All Schools Open in L.A. Unified School District
Written by Sentinel News Service 07 May 2009
Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) Director of Student Medical Services, Dr. Kimberly Uyeda said today there are no clusters of flu-like symptoms or excessive absences in any LAUSD public schools ... read more >>

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