Category Archives: Education

L.A. Clippers team with Learn Fresh for Math Hoops Tournament

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L.A. Clippers players Jawun Evans and Sindarius Thornwell participated in a Math Hoops Interactive Tournament at 122nd Street Elementary School in South Los Angeles. The L.A. Clippers in partnership with Learn Fresh hosted the tournament for students from Winnetka Elementary and 122nd Street Elementary.

Compton community, and leaders, confused on return of local control of college

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In 2004 Compton residents lost local control of Compton community college.  The colleges accreditation was also lost two years later.  El Camino College (ECC) board trustees then took over the college calling it “satellite” campus, where ECC trustees received an increase in their stipend to run both campuses. Under the direction of current administrator Dr. […]

Is the Compton Unified School District “turnaround” a farce

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In April 2017 Compton Unified School District (CUSD) issued a press release touting the success of the schools students under the current board of trustees.  Dominguez High School lost their WASC accreditation, the month after CUSD heralded the “turnaround” in the district.  With school board elections less than a day away, the local paper has […]

Compton College Sets Path to UCLA for Former Foster Youth

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Statistics show that young men of color are less likely to enroll in and graduate from college than their peers of other ethnic origins. In fact, only 7 percent of black men in the U.S. earn an associate degree, and 17 percent have a bachelor’s degree. Compton College alumni and political science major Dayshawn J. […]

Historically Black Women’s College will start accepting men

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Desperate times calls for desperate measures.  Spellman College President Mary S. Campbell has fired off a letter announcing the all womens college will start accepting men.  Founded in 1881 as the Atlanta Baptist Female Seminary, Spelman was the fourth historically black female institution of higher education to receive its collegiate charter in 1924.  Georgia has become a […]

Inglewood Unified gets its SIXTH state appointed administrator

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State Superintendent Tom Torlakson has sent Inglewood Unified (IUSD) yet another state administrator for our schools.  Thelma Melendez de Santa Ana has been chosen as our sixth administrator.  She is also the FIRST Latino to ever lead the district in its history.

Inglewood Unified employee convicted of workers comp fraud

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Shavonna Ashley was found guilty on June 13 of making false and fraudulent material statements for obtaining workers comp benefits and was sentenced to three years of formal probation. She was also ordered to perform 200 hours of community service and to pay formal restitution of $18,720 to her employer, the Inglewood Unified School District, […]

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