Lawyers sue Calif. because too many children can’t read

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A group of prominent lawyers representing teachers and students from poor performing schools filed a lawsuit against the state of California on Tuesday, arguing that the state has done nothing about a high number of school children who do not know how to read. The advocacy law firm, Public Counsel, filed […]

New NAACP President Speaks on Education & Charter Schools

LOS ANGELES (CBM) – Equitable education is a top priority for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), which re-emphasized its call for a moratorium on charter school expansion during its California Hawaii 30th Annual State Convention at the LAX Marriott Hotel in Los Angeles Oct. 26-29. The NAACP contends that charter […]

Fortune School Hosts Fall Teacher Job Fair

Fortune School is looking for help in its efforts to close the African American achievement gap by preparing students for college. The charter school system is hosting a Fall Teacher Job Fair this month, looking for “committed, excellent teachers for permanent and substitute assignments in grades K-9.” The job fair will be held on two […]

Local Students Complete Green Tech Summer Program

OAK PARK — Sometimes it could be difficult for teens to find summer employment that would help them escape the doldrums of inactivity and empty pockets. But if they are persistent and hook up with the right programs, those obstacles can be conquered. Here in Sacramento, a small army of young people got that opportunity […]

Community Colleges Launch Campaign to Promote Career Training Programs

(CBM) – California Community Colleges have kicked off a new campaign to inform underserved populations about the good-paying jobs available through career education. According to a press release, there is a skill and an information gap in California, as many high-paying jobs go unfilled because employers can’t find employees with the right training. This includes […]

Black, Latino Students Rally in Support of Local Control Funding Formula (Video)

(CBM) – Several Black and Latino student, parents, and educators held a rally in Sacramento in front of the California Department of Education to offer support for the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) July 12. The students are working with Californians for Justice, a statewide organization that organized communities in Oakland for racial justice in […]

‘N’ Sufficient Response: Parents Question School’s Reaction to Online Racial Slur

(CBM)- Editor’s note: CBM did not use the student’s name that has been posted to social media in this story. Parents and students at a Riverside, California high school are outraged over how an area school handled a student’s post on social media. The post displayed another student posing next to a school whiteboard spelling […]

Black Students Graduate From NorCal Leadership Program

DAVIS (CBM) – Saturday, June 3, The Hawk Institute Academy graduated 30 majority African American males from their leadership program at the University of California, Davis. The nonprofit provides leadership after school enrichment programs and guidance for underserved communities.

Voucher proposals expose rift in school choice movement

(AP) – For two decades, a loose-knit group that includes some of the country’s wealthiest people has underwritten the political push for school choice, promoting ballot initiatives and candidates who favor competition for traditional public schools. But when a member of this elite group was elevated to education secretary, the appointment opened a philosophical schism […]

Trump: His support for Black colleges remains ‘unwavering’

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump declared Sunday that his support for historically Black colleges and universities remains “unwavering.” Trump sought to clarify an earlier statement that some higher education officials interpreted to mean that he planned to end a capital financing program that helps these institutions repair, renovate and build new facilities. Congressional Black […]