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Simmons College of Kentucky Wins Accreditation
Written by Yvonne Coleman Bach Special to the NNPA from the Louisville Defender 06 March 2014
(From left to right) Simmons College Board Chair Rev. F. Bruce Williams, Rep. John Yarmuth, President Kevin Cosby and Senator Rand Paul. Photo by Geeorge Williams   Carl Thomas (left) presents ... read more >>
Study: Waivers leave behind at-risk students
Written by PHILIP ELLIOTT, Associated Press 27 August 2013
  WASHINGTON (AP) — Millions of at-risk students could fall through the cracks as the Education Department gives states permission to ignore parts of No Child Left Behind, according to a study education ... read more >>
Report: Black High School Graduation Rates Lowest in Country
Written by Zenitha Prince Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper 19 August 2013
  High school graduation rates in the United States are at their highest since 1974, according to a recent U.S. Department of Education report, but Black students graduated at a rate below other ethnic ... read more >>
Harvard Launches Fellowship Program Named After Rapper, Nas
Written by Kori Tuitt, Special to the New York Amsterdam News 23 July 2013
(AP Photo)   Nasir Jones, known by his rapper name Nas, recently had a Harvard University fellowship named in his honor, according to a press release on the Def Jam website. The Nasir Jones Hiphop ... read more >>
Rep. Hank Johnson Helps Secure HBCU Funds
Written by Special to the NNPA from The Atlanta Daily World 18 June 2013
Rep. Hank Johnson (GA-04) has helped secure $5 million to increase funding for science research at historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) and minority institutions (MIs). The House Armed ... read more >>
179 High School Graduates Look Forward
Written by Brian W. Carter (Staff Writer) 06 June 2013
  The Graduates of 2013! Master of Ceremonies for the evening, KTLA 5 Morning News Co-Anchor, Chris Schauble The Department of Children and Family Services celebrated their annual graduation ceremony ... read more >>
30 years after report, schools remain at risk
Written by Philip Elliott, Associated Press 24 April 2013
In this Aug. 27, 1984, photo, President Ronald Reagan addresses a meeting of teachers and administrators in Washington from outstanding secondary schools across the nation. U.S. students are falling ... read more >>
Pell Grant Changes will Slow Black Graduation Rates
Written by Maya Rhodan, NNPA Washington Correspondent 16 April 2013
      Bonita Rex (right), a Student Ambassador, passing out information about the changes to Pell eligibility rules and encouraging fellow students to sign onto the college's Save Pell web ... read more >>
Morgan State University Wins Back-to-Back Academic Championships at Honda Campus All-Star Challenge
Written by LA Sentinel News Service 10 April 2013
Morgan State University students, winners of the 24th Annual Honda Campus All-Star Challenge, pose with Honda executives at the American Honda Headquarters following the event in Torrance, Calif., April ... read more >>

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WEST WINS EVENT AT AVIATION MAINTENANCE COMPETITION
Written by Nicole Williams 09 April 2013
PRESS RELEASE     FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DATE:                        April 4, 2013  CONTACT:             Michelle Long-Coffee, Dir. PR & Advertising             ... read more >>
Six Early Childhood Educators Selected as Los Angeles County Preschool Teachers of the Year
Written by Sentinel News Service generalinfo@lasentinel.net 29 March 2013
Six early childhood educators have been chosen as the Los Angeles County Preschool Teacher of the Year Award winners. Selected from a large pool of nominated teachers throughout Los Angeles County, the ... read more >>
Centennial High School Marching Band Wins First Place at Pasadena’s Black History Parade Competition
Written by Sentinel News Service generalinfo@lasentinel.net 26 March 2013
    Award-Winning Apaches — Compton Unified School District (CUSD) Centennial High School’s Marching Band won First Place at last month’s Black History Parade in Pasadena. Additionally, Dominguez ... read more >>
McKinley and King Elementary Schools’ African-American History Programs Highlight Civil Rights Struggle & Social Advancements
Written by Sentinel News Service generalinfo@lasentinel.net 26 March 2013
          Compton Unified School District 501 South Santa Fe Avenue Compton, California 90221 www.compton.k12.ca.us                                  ... read more >>
Education Chief: Schools Failing Black Students
Written by George E. Curry, NNPA Editor-in-Chief 19 March 2013
Secretary of Education Arne Duncan (AP Photo)     WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Instead of being the traditional ticket to success, many of our nation’s troubled schools hinder opportunity for upward ... read more >>
The Fairchild Gene
Written by Sentinel Newswire 01 February 2013
     ‘’The Fairchild Gene Goes Back To School”  February 4th, 2013 The Fairchild Gene Foundation (www.TheFairchildGene.com) a new 501(C)(3) charity, formed by Bianca Alexis Fairchild in 2011 ... read more >>
HBCU Marching Bands Rock the Georgia Dome
Written by Sentinel Wire Service 01 February 2013
Brandy WSSU Dancers Grammy Award-winning singer Brandy electrifies crowd Fans, students and alumni packed the Georgia Dome last Saturday adding to the energy generated by dynamic performances ... read more >>
The 7th Annual FORD Black College Quiz Game Show Now Airing In Syndication
Written by Sentinel Wire Service 01 February 2013
In the 7th Annual Ford Black College Quiz Game Show, gifted students from 12 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) display their knowledge and skills of African-American History. Hosted ... read more >>
The Music Center Celebrates 25 Years if Spotlight
Written by Sentinel News Service 31 August 2012
HIGH SCHOOL ARTISTS ARE INVITED TO STEP INTO THE SPOTLIGHT! Applications Now Open. Spotlight Academy on September 30. LOS ANGELES —The Music Center invites Southern California high school students ... read more >>
Actor Charles S. Dutton and Detroit Pistons Legend Isiah Thomas Inspire Black Men's Roundtable Tour Launch
Written by Sentinel News Service 28 August 2012
(L-R) Charles S. Dutton and Isiah Thomas   When the Florida Coalition on Black Civic Participation (FCBCP) originally planned and hosted their 2012 Healthy, Wealth & Wise Mini-Expo and Black ... read more >>
CSU Dominguez Hills Makes Grade for Granting Degrees to Minority Students
Written by Sentinel News Service 27 August 2012
CSU Dominguez Hills Makes Grade for Granting Degrees to Minority Students (Carson, CA) – California State University, Dominguez Hills is among the nation’s top degree grantors to minority students, ... read more >>
CSU Dominguez Hills Awarded Federal Grant to Impact Math Teacher Development in LAUSD
Written by Sentinel News Service 27 August 2012
CSU Dominguez Hills Awarded Federal Grant to Impact Math Teacher Development in LAUSD (Carson, CA) – California State University, Dominguez Hills has received the first award of a three-year $749,000 ... read more >>
Nomination Guidelines and Deadlines Announced for All Interested Angeleno Poets
Written by Sentinel News Service 27 August 2012
Nomination Guidelines and Deadlines Announced for All Interested Angeleno Poets   LOS ANGELES – Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa today announced the creation of the City of Los Angeles’ first Poet Laureate ... read more >>
Osher Foundation awards $500,000 for transfer-student scholarships
Written by Sentinel News Service 24 August 2012
Osher Foundation awards $500,000 for transfer-student scholarships   (August 23, 2012) – The Bernard Osher Foundation awarded Fresno State with $500,000 to establish a scholarship endowment benefiting ... read more >>
Get Ready for BACK-TO-SCHOOL!
Written by Brian W. Carter, Sentinel Staff Writer & Jennifer Bihm, Sentinel Contributing Writer 16 August 2012
     It’s here again, now in its 14th year, the annual festival continues to provide health checks, school supplies and lots of fun for the family.   It's August and kids are headed back to school, ... read more >>
LAUP partners with JetBlue and PBS to promote early literacy among children
Written by Sentinel News Service 09 August 2012
  Los Angeles Universal Preschool Partners With JetBlue Airways and PBS KIDS to Promote Early Literacy Among Children   LOS ANGELES – Los Angeles Universal Preschool (LAUP), JetBlue Airways and ... read more >>

 

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