New App Aims To End Truancy
Written by Brian Carter, Staff Writer 02 April 2015
 The Snap2School application rewards students who get to class on time  Lamar Walker holds his phone with the Snap2School app, which is proving successful in getting youth attendance numbers up in ... read more >>
‘My Sister’s Keeper’ Launched at Howard University & Spelman College
Written by Maria Adebola 26 March 2015
Black Women’s Health Imperative, a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit has launched the first chapter of the “My Sister’s Keeper” initiative at Howard University and Spelman College. The program ... read more >>
CSUDH Professor Receives Fulbright Award
Written by Sentinel News Service, newsroom@lasentinel.net 26 March 2015
Irene Osisioma, associate professor of teacher education at California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH), has been awarded a Fulbright Scholarship grant during the 2015-2016 academic year to ... read more >>
Black Employee Files Wrongful Termination Suit against Mount St. Mary’s
Written by City News Service 26 March 2015
A black former staff member at Mount St. Mary's University is suing his former employer alleging he was fired last year for dancing at a shopping mall with a student of another race. Mark Forte also ... read more >>
Racial Disparities in Early Childhood Hurts U.S.
Written by Jazelle Hunt, contributing writer 13 March 2015
WASHINGTON (NNPA) –Increased investment in early childhood education and care can eradicate many of the racial success gaps that persist throughout society, according to a new report from the Center ... read more >>
Aligning for Black Excellence in Higher Education Summit
Written by Amen Oyiboke, Staff Writer 12 February 2015
USC’s Black Alumni Association held summit with White House representative David Johns    The University of Southern California (USC) Black Alumni Association in partnership with Ebony Magazine hosted ... read more >>
Tibby Elementary Wins 2014 Golden Bell Award for Learning Through Literacy Program
Written by Sentinel News Service 31 October 2014
(Principal Ontrece Ellerbe said Tibby Elementary is committed to ensuring all students can read and write at or above their grade level by the end of each school year.)   One of Compton Unified School ... read more >>
CSU Dominguez Hills Named among Nation’s Top Universities Granting Degrees to Minorities
Written by Sentinel News Service 30 October 2014
CSUDH alumni celebrate the joy of commencement.   Courtesy of CSUDH California State University, Dominguez Hills is among the nation’s top 100 universities granting undergraduate and graduate ... read more >>
Application Period Begins for $1.2 Million 2014-15 Edison Scholars Program
Written by Sentinel News Service 30 October 2014
Edison International, the parent company of Southern California Edison (SCE), announced the application period for its 2014-15 Edison Scholars Program, which began October 21 and will through Feb. 1, 2015. The ... read more >>
Cal State L.A. awarded $11 million grant to train new teachers for urban schools
Written by Sentinel News Service 30 October 2014
\ Caption: The Charter College of Education at California State University, Los Angeles has been awarded an $11 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education to train new teachers to help close ... read more >>
Compton Community College District to Make Community Roundtable Presentation
Written by Sentinel News Service 24 October 2014
Compton Community College District to Make Community Roundtable Presentation at Compton Unified School District October 29 Compton Community College District’s CEO Keith Curry will make a presentation ... read more >>
Racial Disparities in Early Childhood Education Hurts U.S.
Written by Jazelle Hunt, NNPA Washington Correspondent 23 October 2014
The Center for American Progress hosted a panel as part of the report release. Left to right: Giles Li, Yvette Sanchez Fuentes, David J. Johns, and Katie Hamm, director of early childhood policy for ... read more >>
CDU President Carlisle Announces: ‘CDU is getting stronger every single day.’
Written by Sentinel News Service 23 October 2014
At his third "State of the University Address," Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science President and CEO Dr. David M. Carlisle announced news of growth and progress. "As we prepare to celebrate ... read more >>
USC Annenberg opens new Wallis Annenberg Hall
Written by men Oyiboke 09 October 2014
Over 500 students, faculty and staff attended the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the opening of USC Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism’s 88,000-square-foot Wallis Annenberg Hall on October ... read more >>
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 >>