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The Accelerated Schools Hold Grand Opening Ceremony for New Dual Language Campus

The Accelerated Schools, a Pre-K to 12th grade network of public charter schools that provides high quality education to students in South Los Angeles, celebrated their grand opening of a new, $37 million campus for its dual language (Spanish/English) school, The Accelerated Charter Elementary School (ACES). The brief reception honored the hard work and dedication […]

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LAWA Launches Free Apprenticeship Readiness Program

Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) has launched the HireLAX Apprenticeship Readiness Program in partnership with Los Angeles Trade Technical College, Los Angeles Southwest College, and the Los Angeles/Orange Counties Building and Construction Trades Council. The workforce development program will prepare local residents for skilled craft labor careers to support the $15 billion capital improvement program […]

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The Other Side of Paradise: How to improve the promise of California’s community colleges

Sydney Kamlager-Dove is the President of the Los Angeles Community College District Board of Trustees. Ms. Kamlager-Dove has spent more than 20 years working in the nonprofit, entertainment and policy sectors and is a strong voice for the people who live in or near poverty in California. Last year, I spoke at a conference on youth homelessness. During pubic […]

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Kamlager Speaks at Save Our Sons

Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) Trustee Sydney Kamlager will share insight and advice on obtaining a college degree or a skilled trade at the monthly meeting of the Save Our Sons Prison Ministry. The gathering takes place on Sunday, July 17, at 2:30 p.m., at Crenshaw United Methodist Church, 3740 Don Felipe Drive in Los […]

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New programs launched to help California foster youth succeed in school

Two California education agencies have turned their attention to raising the profile and improving services for the estimated 65,000 California foster youth. The California School Boards Association has shared with its members what it calls “timely resources” to help school districts better understand the foster youth they serve. Instability, including frequent changing of schools, is […]

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LACC Offers Programs to Aid Black Students

Several programs to assist African Americans and minority students are available at the nine schools operated by the Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD). According to LACCD Commissioner Sydney Kamlager-Dove, the programs include a free tuition initiative and systems to help emancipated foster students and those who were formerly incarcerated complete their educational goals. “LACCD […]

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