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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

College Promise Going Strong

  Parents and students who have benefitted from the Long Beach College Promise participated in a panel discussion recently at Cal State Long Beach to help mark the sixth anniversary of the nationally recognized program. Congressman Alan Lowenthal moderated the panel and was honored as a Long Beach College Promise Champion. Read More

CSULB Offers Guaranteed Fall 2014 Admission To Eligible LBUSD High School Seniors

CSU Long Beach (CSULB) is a highly competitive university of talented and diverse students that has consistently ranked among the top five public comprehensive universities in the West (US News & World Report) and as one of the best value public universities in the nation (Princeton Review America’s Best Value Colleges). As part of the...

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...

LBCC’s Promise Pathways pays off

By Long Beach Press Telegram POSTED: 08/03/13, 9:00 PM PDT LONG BEACH – The Promise Pathways program at Long Beach City College has significantly increased the number of incoming Long Beach Unified high school graduates who completed key college milestones, including transfer-level English and math in their first semester of college. The transfer-level English completions quadrupled,...

Promising signs, potential lessons from Long Beach College Promise

By John Fensterwald EdSource A new way of determining students’ readiness for college courses could be the missing link that will allow the much heralded Long Beach College Promise to fulfill its promise. The College Promise, which celebrated its fifth birthday with the release of a report last week, is a model of cooperation between a...

College Promise Reaches Five-Year Milestone

By Ashleigh Ruhl Gaxettes “We promise we will hold the doors open for you,” Long Beach City College Superintendent-President Eloy Ortiz Oakley told students at last week’s Fifth Anniversary Celebration of the Long Beach College Promise. Oakley was talking about how the educational institutions in Long Beach have worked together for the past five years...

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...

State Senate takes field trip to Long Beach

By Patrick McGreevy LA Times March 5, 2013, 10:28 a.m. The state Senate is taking a rare field trip, heading to Long Beach on Tuesday to learn how career technical education programs are working in some model schools. Most of the 40 senators are expected at the bipartisan California State Senate Policy Conference on Education, which...

State officials at Long Beach City College face protest

By Kelly Puente, Staff Writer Posted:   03/06/2013 05:35:54 PM PST Press Telegram LONG BEACH – State senators visiting Long Beach City College for an education conference Wednesday were greeted by students protesting the recent elimination of nearly a dozen academic programs. “My program’s being discontinued and I have no idea what I’m going to do...

CSULB, LBCC, LBUSD Administration Officials Hold Press Event re Prop 30

On October 9, administration officials from Cal State University Long Beach, Long Beach City College and the Long Beach Unified School District, joined by Long Beach Vice Mayor/Councilman Robert Garcia, held a press event on the CSULB campus in which they described what they say will occur if voters fail to pass Proposition 30 on...

Long Beach education officials offer doomsday scenarios if Prop. 30 fails

By Kelley Puente Staff Writer – Press Telegram LONG BEACH – In the Long Beach Unified School District, students could see fewer programs and shorter school years. Long Beach City College could turn away up to 1,300 qualified students. At Cal State Long Beach, students could see higher tuition and deep cuts to courses. These...

Report Highlights Challenges and Benefits of College Promise Initiative

by Brian Addison | Long Beach News According to a release from Long Beach State (CSULB), a progress report released today on four-year-old, local College Promise initiative to prepare more youngsters for college success revealed encouraging results, though education officials cautioned that California’s budget cuts threaten to curtail and reverse these gains. “Against difficult odds,...

Long Beach College Promise Going Strong After Four Years

By Stephanie Minasian Staff Writer | Gazette.com Despite the tumultuous fiscal climate for public education, the Long Beach College Promise is still going strong and continuing its mission of turning area high school graduates into successful college students. A celebratory progress report ceremony for the Long Beach College Promise was hosted Wednesday at Cabrillo High...

Educators give update on the Long Beach College Promise

By Kelly Puente Staff Writer Press-Telegram LONG BEACH – Educational leaders and community members gathered in the Cabrillo High School auditorium on Wednesday to mark the fourth anniversary of the Long Beach College Promise. The College Promise, founded in 2008, is a partnership among the Long Beach Unified School District, Long Beach City College and...
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...

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

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...