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Go East L.A. Initiative aims at local schools

A collaborative initiative between the Los Angeles Unified School District, East Los Angeles College and Cal State Los Angeles is seeking to improve the quality of education for students in the local community. Read More

The Long Beach College Promise serves as model for LSU

By KORAN ADDO kaddo@theadvocate.com August 26, 2013 Eight weeks into his new job as LSU’s president, and King Alexander finds himself sweating and surrounded by freshmen. It’s four days before Monday’s start of classes, and he is walking from one part of campus to another carrying boxes, helping students move into their dorm rooms. It’s...

Long Beach education leaders say College Promise being fulfilled

By Pamela Hale-Burns, Staff Writer Posted: 03/21/2013 09:39:27 PM PDT Press Telegram LONG BEACH — Despite ongoing economic struggles, enrollment and academic achievement are up at Long Beach City College and Cal State Long Beach five years after implementation of the Long Beach College Promise, officials said Thursday. In 2008, leaders from the Long Beach...

Cal State Long Beach Ranks 10th Nationally in Awarding Bachelor’s Degrees to Minority Students

CSULB Ranks 10th Nationally in Awarding Bachelor’s Degrees to Minority Students According to Diverse Issues in Higher Ed California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) has been ranked 10th in the nation in conferring bachelor’s degrees to minority students. Diverse Issues in Higher Education recently released its annual list of the “Top 100 Degree Producers,” a...

Cal State Long Beach Named ‘Best in the West’ in Princeton Review’s ‘Best Colleges: Region by Region’

CSULB Receives ‘Best in the West’ Designation in Princeton Review’s ‘Best Colleges: Region by Region’ The Princeton Review has designated California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) a “Best in the West” college in its website feature, “2012 Best Colleges: Region by Region,” which was posted on Monday, Aug. 1. Read more

Senior Scholarships in LBUSD Exceed $50 Million

Scholarships earned by graduating seniors in the Long Beach Unified School District this year exceed $50 million, just shy of last year’s record-shattering $51.5 million. This year’s total surpasses the $40 million earned two years ago and is more than two and a half times the $18 million earned just four years ago. Read more...

CSULB Among 5 Universities in U.S. Recognized for Affordability, Quality, Access in Education Trust Report

CSULB Among 5 Universities in U.S. Recognized for Affordability, Quality, Access in Education Trust Report In a report released on June 1 by The Education Trust, California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) is one of just five universities in the country recognized for meeting a conservative set of criteria on affordability, access and quality. Read More...

Eight LBUSD High Schools Among Nation’s Best

A list of the nation’s top high schools released by the Washington Post includes eight schools in the Long Beach Unified School District. The rankings, similar to those that appear annually in Newsweek, include schools that surpass 93 percent of other public high schools nationwide in terms of their ability to offer rigorous college prep...

U.S. Education Secretary Lauds LBUSD

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan had high praise for the Long Beach Unified School District when he met recently with educators, parents and students at LBUSD’s Tincher Preparatory School. Read more
Promise Eases the Path to College

Promise Eases the Path to College

LONG BEACH – When Lakewood High School graduate Jennifer Rios started her first semester at Long Beach City College, she was worried she wouldn’t have the funds to pay for books and classes. But to her surprise, she received a check in the mail for $338, courtesy of the Long Beach College Promise. Read More...
Keeping Long Beach’s Promise

Keeping Long Beach’s Promise

By John Fensterwald – Educated Guess Long Beach Unified, Long Beach City College and Cal State University Long Beach are all straining under budget cuts. But today, the three will announce they will deepen their commitment to the Long Beach College Promise, a joint effort to encourage more students to enroll in college and to better prepare them to...

The Princeton Review Ranks CSULB Among Top 50 ‘Best Value’ Public Colleges in United States for 2011

The Princeton Review Ranks Cal State Long Beach Among 2011 Top 50 ‘Best Value’ Public Colleges in United States California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) once again has been named one of the nation’s 50 “Best Value” public colleges by The Princeton Review, which teamed up with USA Today to present its list of the 100 “Best Value...

Fourth Graders Pledge They’re Going To College

Reporter: Gigi Graciette Posted by: myFOXla.com Web Staff FOX 11 News video report Long Beach – A bunch of Long Beach elementary school students have made a pledge to go to college. They did it after a visit to Long Beach City College, which has an innovative program promising each child a chance to go…...
College Promise Shows Progress After Two Years

College Promise Shows Progress After Two Years

Long Beach is in a battle for human capital, California State University, Long Beach, President F. King Alexander said at last Friday’s Long Beach College Promise Progress Report. What he meant is that Long Beach community needs to get its high school students on the path to higher education and subsequently into the city’s workforce,...
Long Beach education leaders see Obama sign order

Long Beach education leaders see Obama sign order

LONG BEACH – Three of Long Beach’s top education leaders were present at the White House on Tuesday as President Barack Obama signed an executive order renewing the Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans. Read More

California State University, Long Beach Ranked Among 100 Best Values in Public Colleges by Kiplinger’s Magazine

California State University, Long Beach Ranked Among 100 Best Values in Public Colleges by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine has named California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) to its list of the 100 Best Values in Public Colleges for 2011, which ranks four-year institutions that deliver excellent academics while keeping costs to a minimum. Read more

National Study: LBUSD Better at Serving Low-Income Students

A recent report from The Broad Foundation shows Long Beach is one of a few large school districts nationwide that are outperforming their states. Read more

Cal State Long Beach Among Best Public Institutions in the Nation in Improving Student Graduation Rates

Cal State Long Beach Among Best Public Institutions in the Nation in Improving Student Graduation Rates Years of focus on improving student graduation rates is paying off for Cal State Long Beach (CSULB). A recent report in The Chronicle of Higher Education showed that over the latest five-year period, graduation rates at CSULB have increased by 13 percentage points, tying it for the...

LBUSD Among World’s Top 20 Systems

The Long Beach Unified School District is one of the world’s top 20 school systems —  and one of the top three in the U.S. — in terms of sustained and significant improvements, according to a report this week described as the most comprehensive analysis of global school system reform ever assembled. The report by...

White House Praises LBUSD in L.A. Times

A White House official quoted in the Los Angeles Times praises Long Beach’s Seamless Education Partnership, a cooperative venture among K-12 schools and higher education. Read More

In Long Beach, a promise to help struggling students

An innovative system of help centers aims to give students extra support in such courses as math and English to ensure that they stay in college and eventually move on to four-year programs. Read Story

White House Eyes Long Beach’s Success

The heads of the Long Beach Unified School District, Long Beach City College and Cal State Long Beach joined President Barack Obama this week at a White House signing ceremony where the president approved an executive order renewing the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans. Read More

Long Beach College Promise Celebrates Two Years

Local education leaders gathered to celebrate the anniversary of the Long Beach College Promise, which encourages students to pursue higher education and provides tools and resources for them to do so. The College Promise is an agreement between the Long Beach Unified School District, Long Beach City College and California State University Long Beach to...

Long Beach College Promise Reaches First Anniversary

In celebration of the Long Beach College Promise’s first anniversary, several of the city and state’s top education and civic leaders will gather today (Thursday) to show their dedication to the education of Long Beach’s youth. Read More