UC Enrollment to Decline Due to Funding
Written by Sentinel News Service 22 January 2009
Citing a shortfall in state funding, the University of California Board of Regents agreed last week to reduce resident freshman enrollment by 2,300 at six campuses for the 2009 10 school year, but ... read more >>
Layoffs Pending for LAUSD Employees
Written by Sentinel News Service 15 January 2009
In the face of a widening budget gap, Los Angeles Unified School District officials said in remarks reported last week that they could soon send nearly 3,000 nonpermanent teachers notices warning ... read more >>
Black Press Inaugural Gala to Benefit NNPA Wing at Howard University
Written by Hazel Trice Edney (NNPA Editor-in-Chief) 15 January 2009
Among the string of glitzy galas and balls to kick off the Inaugural festivities will be one held by the National Newspaper Publishers Association Foundation and the National Black Chamber of Commerce--with ... read more >>
Black Youth Leadership Project Accepting Applications for March Leislative Open House
Written by Sentinel News Service 15 January 2009
The Black Youth Leadership Project is now accepting applications for its Annual Legislative Open House, which will be held on Friday, March 6th in the State Capitol. The event is open to all high school ... read more >>
Charter School Accepting Applications for Low Income
Written by Sentinel News Service 15 January 2009
A charter school organization for students in low- income communities in Los Angeles announced it is accepting applications for entering sixth- and ninth-graders to its network of 16 college-preparatory ... read more >>
The Black College Expo Returns to Los Angeles
Written by Sentinel Staff Writer 01 January 2009
The Black College Expo expands to full service as The College Expo with an array of year round services for underserved students and their families to help with college, careers and beyond. TCE returns ... read more >>
Open Enrollment for SESA
Written by Sentinel News Service 18 December 2008
The Southeast Symphony Association (SESA) announces open enrollment for the SESA Music Conservatory second semester. Applications may be submitted by mail or in person at the school during the month ... read more >>
Community Leaders Tell LAUSD to Put Focus on Students
Written by Kenneth Miller ASSISTANT MANAGING EDITOR 18 December 2008
Board member LaMotte joins African American task force The lone African American Los Angeles Unified School Board member, Marguerite LaMotte joined ranks with a bevy of community leaders to launch ... read more >>
You Can Still Get Scholarships - Here's How
Written by Candice Richardson (Special to the NNPA from the Seattle Medium) 11 December 2008
A poor economy and dwindling resources for student loans may have you worrying more than ever about funding your child's college education. But there are still scholarships available for those ... read more >>
Brewer Takes Buy-out
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 11 December 2008
The tenure of the second African American Superintendent of the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) has officially come to an end, with a lot of controversy. The Los Angeles Board of Education ... read more >>
Legislators, Faculty, and Students Call for Renewed Investment in Public Higher Education
Written by Sentinel News Service 04 December 2008
As the Legislature reconvenes amidst an economic crisis, education stakeholders gather to call for a "New Deal for Higher Education" from the Federal Government The State Assembly began ... read more >>
Watts Learning Center Gets Permanent Location
Written by Jason Lewis (Sports Editor) 27 November 2008
The Watts Learning Center Charter School just got a little bigger. The long-awaited opening of the charter school's new permanent facility attracted the likes of Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, ... read more >>
Maryland's Black Colleges Historically Underfunded
Written by Sean Yoes 06 November 2008
A new report says Maryland's Historically Black Institutions (HBI) have been historically underfunded by the state and more money has to be invested in Black schools if they are going to compete ... read more >>
Wesson Says Area Kids Have a Place in Space Travel
Written by Sentinel News Service 30 October 2008
Young people from South Los Angeles have a future in space and science, according to Councilmember Herb Wesson. "If you can dream it, you can achieve it," said Wesson, who has become a strong ... read more >>
Three New Green Dot Schools Are Among the First in the Country to be LEED Certified
Written by Sentinel News Service 30 October 2008
 Attorney General Jerry Brown Inaugurates Namesake Green Dot Public School Three New Green Dot Schools Are Among the First in the Country to be LEED Certified for their Environmentally Friendly ... read more >>
The Community Goes Back to School with Crenshaw High School Students
Written by Sentinel News Service 11 September 2008
While many Angelinos headed back to work after Labor Day, nearly 100 concerned parents, alumni, business leaders and community members embarked on a far more festive early morning ritual—cheering ... read more >>
Clean Hands Jingle Contest
Written by Voices Inc 15 August 2008
Winner gets $2500 Educational Scholarship.  Think you can write a :30 second jingle?  The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health is encouraging children to wash their hands to ... read more >>
Students Receive $42,000 in College Scholarships
Written by Sentinel Staff Writer 24 July 2008
Twenty-one African American high school seniors received $2,000 college scholarships from Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) of Southern California.  These students were recently honored at ... read more >>
School Buses Get Environmental Makeover
Written by City News Service 17 July 2008
CNS - Almost $68 million in voter approved state bond funds will be used to make Southland school bus fleets environmentally friendly, it was announced. More than $47 million of the funding from Proposition ... read more >>
USC Cardiologist Program Loses Accreditation
Written by City News Service 17 July 2008
CNS - The program to train cardiologists at Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center has been stripped of its national accreditation by the Chicago-based Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, ... read more >>
‘Operation Splash’ Kicks off Youth Swimming Program
Written by Sentinel Staff Writer 26 June 2008
8,000 participants at 35 pools gain access to healthy activity, learn water safety, and gain job training through Kaiser Permanente’s $1.5 million program Kaiser Permanente and the City of Los ... read more >>
Cyber-Surfing Gives Everyone Easy Access to History
Written by ARA Content 19 June 2008
History is making history on the World Wide Web. With a click of the mouse, lifelong historians and those who just caught the history bug are taking to the Internet in record numbers to explore its nearly ... read more >>
Community Groups Host a College Advisement Day
Written by Sentinel News Service 19 June 2008
In an effort to improve the college admission prospects for students attending inner city schools. the Friends of the Hyde Park/Miriam Matthew Library, in conjunction with several community groups is ... read more >>
Crenshaw Students Take Second Prize at Regional Business Competition
Written by Jennifer Bihm (Contributing Writer) 05 June 2008
Autumn Taylor, 18 and Ariana Drummond, 18 both of Crenshaw High School, placed second out of 600 L.A. students for their Groovy Smoothie idea in the National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship ... read more >>
ICEF Names School for Miss Lee
Written by Sentinel News Service 05 June 2008
ICEF Public Schools will name its View Park Prep charter elementary school in honor long-time teacher assistant Frankie Lee at their West Los Angeles campus on Monday June 9. Affectionately known as Miss ... read more >>