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Members of the Inglewood High School Girls Basketball Team were honored Wednesday with a banquet to celebrate their winning season. The Sentinels clinched a spot in the CIF-SS 3A final against Santa Margarita. It was the team's first championship game since 2010. The banquet took place at the new Dave and Buster’s in Westchester. The winning team was both a source of community pride and the unfortunate subject of fiscal mismanagement. Earlier this month the…

City Honors to Open School Year in New Location

Written by Thursday, July 31, 2014
Inglewood Unified’s City Honors College Preparatory Academy will open this fall on the nearby campus of Crozier Middle, providing students in 9th through 12th grades with a new one-of-a-kind learning complex. Parent-Student Orientation events are planned at 9 a.m. Aug. 12 and 13 at the newly named Crozier/City Honors Preparatory Complex at 120 W. Regent St., just a short walk from City Honors’ former Kelso Street campus. The orientation events are open to current and…

Has State Takeover of IUSD Worked?

Written by Thursday, July 10, 2014
By Kiara Harris - California Black Media In Inglewood, a growing number of residents are raising deep concern about state control of local schools. Are there too many lingering questions and not enough definitive answers on the effects of the state takeover of the Inglewood Unified School District (IUSD)? Depends on who you ask. But a growing number of residents, along with faith and community leaders, are beginning to believe so. Under the umbrella group…

On To The Next

Written by Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Every June, we celebrate the culmination of our young people making the transition from one phase of their education into the next. This year, I’m proud to have a niece and a couple of nephews who’ve gone from elementary to middle school, and from middle school to high school.Yesterday, I found myself in the crowded hallways of El Camino College where eager Monroe Middle School parents awaited the opening of the auditorium doors that would…

Graduating Without the Debt

Written by Wednesday, June 18, 2014
For the past couple of months, families everywhere have been celebrating their graduates, buying gifts, throwing parties, and surrounding them with good wishes. It is a very joyful time, and one that should be remembered for years to come. Commencement speakers do their best to instill words of wisdom about the future. They inspire students to go for their dream, never give up and reach beyond their perceived limits. They tell them everything, except how…

Teacher Tenure in CA Ruled ‘Unconstitutional’

Written by Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Los Angeles -- A California judge ruled as unconstitutional Tuesday the state's teacher tenure, dismissal and layoff laws, saying they keep bad teachers in the classroom and force out promising good ones. Poor and minority students are especially hurt by the laws because "grossly ineffective teachers" more often work in their schools, Los Angeles County Judge Rolf M. Treu said. The ruling was hailed by the nation's top education chief as bringing to California --…

School Employees Union Files Charge

Written by Wednesday, May 28, 2014
School employees Union at troubled Inglewood Unified School District files Unfair Labor Practice Charge against District for Failure to negotiate lay-offs of Security and Custodial Staff The California Professional Employees has filed an Unfair Labor Practice Charge with the Public Employees Relations Board (PERB) against the Inglewood Unified School District. The union contends that the district failed to negotiate on the implementation and effects of a massive lay-off of security and custodial staff. Earlier this…
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