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    By J.D. Warren A report from the UC Riverside Center for Social Innovation finds disproportionately high discipline for Black and Native American students in Inland Empire schools. “These racial disparities persist, even though there have been some notable reductions in overall suspension rates due to changes in state policy and local practices,” reads the report, ...
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    The Long Beach Center for Economic Inclusion (LBCEI) presented Long Beach City College (LBCC) a donation of 100 Chromebook laptop computers for LBCC students on Mon., June 22 as part of the citywide #InThisTogetherLB pandemic emergency response campaign. Together, LBCEI and LBCC distributed the 100 Chromebooks during an event at the Michelle Obama Neighborhood Library ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Local student Narishia Laye hasn’t had a lot of extra time on her hands since the pandemic started, even as many of her peers became unemployed. As an essential worker, her hours increased through the crisis, making the big challenge of the past two months has been time management, swinging six classes ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Parents everywhere this week are probably thinking the same thing – what happened to all the money? Thousands of smartly dressed local kids are trekking back to school, and coming out of pocket for backpacks is at least one less thing parents have to worry about. Amanda Vann, SMAART program coordinator with ...
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    Many San Bernardino Valley College students that would otherwise struggle to make ends meet between paychecks don’t have to worry about what’s for dinner, thanks to Patricia L. Nickols Butler. Since coming on board with the SBVC Foundation three years ago, one of her top concerns has been getting food to hungry students. Mrs. Nickols-Butler ...
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    A Shining Night of Student Entertainment by Lea Michelle Cash       While our nation remains transfixed on Washington’s Mueller Report, the Rialto Unified School District (RUSD) and its administration focused on honoring amazing students and their contributions to the performing arts. Why? Community service never feels like an obligation or chore when it comes to ...
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    By Dianne Anderson The old-fashioned power of the word of mouth has helped Darleana McHenry grow her foundational learning approach to reach many students of color over the years. Her program now reaches about 150 students with tutoring, mentoring and after-school help. “Parents telling parents have kept me going now for five years, but I ...