MassMutual Announces Multicultural Scholarship Winners
Written by Sentinel News Service 13 August 2009
MASSMUTUAL ANNOUNCES MULTICULTURALSCHOLARSHIP WINNERSCompany awards $60,000 in scholarships to students in Los Angeles, Atlanta, Houston, and San Francisco     Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance ... read more >>
Supervisor Ridley-Thomas Leads Group to Tennessee
Written by Sentinel News Service 13 August 2009
SUPERVISOR RIDLEY-THOMAS LEADS GROUP TO HALEY FARM IN TENNESSEE TO ADVANCE PLANS FOR "FREEDOM SCHOOLS" IN SECOND SUPERVISORIAL DISTRICT Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas is leading a 10-member delegation to ... read more >>
Ashley Comments on the Appointment of Dr. Wilson Jr. to lead White House Initiative on HBCUs
Written by Sentinel News Service 13 August 2009
Ashley Comments on the Appointment of Dr. Wilson Jr. to lead White House Initiative on HBCUsHBCU Alumnus chosen to represent as liaison between administration and nation's 105 historically Black colleges ... read more >>
Hall Legislation to Increase Efficiency at LAUSD Signed Into Law
Written by Sentinel News Service 13 August 2009
Hall Legislation to Increase Efficiency at LAUSD Signed Into LawGovernor Arnold Schwarzenegger today signed AB 1293 into law by Assistant Speaker pro Tempore Isadore Hall (D- Compton), which will improve ... read more >>
CSU and Church Partners Provide a Gateway to College through Summer Algebra Institutes
Written by Sentinel News Service 30 July 2009
Effort targeted at closing the achievement gap and improving college-going rates for underrepresented students Hundreds of junior high school students are going to church to learn algebra. The California ... read more >>
President Obama, U.S. Secretary of Education Announce National Competition to Advance School Reform
Written by Sentinel News Service 30 July 2009
Obama Administration Starts $4.35 Billion "Race to the Top" Competition, Pledges a Total of $10 Billion for ReformsPresident Barack Obama and U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that ... read more >>
New Center Aims To Close Achievement Gap In Schools
Written by Gail Berkley (Contributing Writer) 30 July 2009
A new weapon in the fight to close the achievement gap in education was unveiled recently in Sacramento. The California State University Center to Close the Achievement Gap, a partnership between the state's ... read more >>
Actress Tatyana Ali Launches Initiative Benefiting Students
Written by Sentinel News Service 30 July 2009
Millennium Momentum Foundation, Inc. announced today that its National Spokesperson and Actress Tatyana Ali, will be joined by Southern California civic leaders, corporate partners, and supporters to launch ... read more >>
Closing the Gap: Black Identity Development
Written by Taiesha Flenaugh (Contributing Writer) 30 July 2009
What makes some Black teenagers lose interest in school after achieving academic success in earlier grades? There are many causes for low academic achievement, but Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum's book, "Why ... read more >>
Family Resource Center opens in Inglewood
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 23 July 2009
Family Resource Center opens in InglewoodBy Jason LewisSentinel Staff WriterL.A. Care Health Plan opened the new Family Resource Center in Inglewood. The new center will provide free health education and ... read more >>
Historic Number LEED Accredited Professionals at LAUSD
Written by Sentinel News Service 23 July 2009
Historic Number LEED Accredited Professionals at LAUSD Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) is proud to announce that it is a national leader among school districts in working with Leadership in ... read more >>
CSU Long Beach Tuition Hike
Written by Sentinel News Service 23 July 2009
CNS--Just two months after approving a 10 percent tuition hike, the California State University Board of Trustees authorized another 20 percent increase in student fees today as it tries to compensate ... read more >>
Closing the Gap: When a Child Gets Expelled
Written by Sentinel News Service 23 July 2009
You had to leave work again after a call from the principal's office. Your child is always getting in trouble at school, but this time it is different. Instead of getting suspended, you are told that your ... read more >>
5th Annual LABBX
Written by Sentinel News Service 16 July 2009
The fifth annual Los Angeles Black Book Expo (LABBX) will be held Saturday, August 22, from 11:00 A.M. until 5:00 P.M. in the Expo Center in Los Angeles. "Empowering Community Through Literature" is the ... read more >>
Superintendent Cortines’ Statement on Proposed Suspension of Prop. 98
Written by Sentinel News Service 16 July 2009
Gov. Schwarzenegger's proposal to suspend Proposition 98 education funding is violating a promise California voters made to the children of this state.While LAUSD already has made deep cuts based on the ... read more >>
NABJ to Honor Top National Journalist and Professor from Howard
Written by Sentinel News Service 09 July 2009
The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) has announced that for the first time in the history of its special honors, a professor and student from the same institution will be honored with Journalism ... read more >>
Closing The Gap: The Love of Reading
Written by Taiesha Flenaugh (Contributing Writer) 09 July 2009
Simply knowing how to read is not enough. A love for reading is crucial in helping a child become an independent learner. I read to my daughter since she was born. She learned to read with beginning books ... read more >>
Black Males Matter in Classrooms
Written by Gary L. Flowers NNPA Columnist 09 July 2009
"I think it is necessary for students to be exposed to a knowledge transfer system that is diverse in terms of those who are transferring the knowledge. And that diversity should look like the community." ... read more >>
LAUSD Joins The National SupportMusic Coalition
Written by Sentinel News Service 25 June 2009
The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) and the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) the trade association of the international music products industry, announced today that the District ... read more >>
LAUSD KLCS-TV Prepares Viewers For Digital Format Changeover
Written by Sentinel News Service 25 June 2009
In anticipation of all Los Angeles broadcasters turning off their analog transmitters and broadcasting in digital format effective June 12, KLCS-TV/DT, the education television station licensed to the ... read more >>
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 >>