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Compton school board president receives honor

Compton school board president Micah Ali recognized by superintendents, administrators and educators for turnaround of Compton Unified School District

Compton school board president Micah Ali recognized at annual California educational organizations event

COMPTON (MNS) — Special recognition was bestowed to Compton Unified School District Board of Trustees President Micah Ali, Sept. 26, honored by the California Association of African-American Superintendents and Administrators and the Los Angeles County Alliance of Black School Educators’ for his work to turn around a school district that had been struggling academically.

“I am flattered to receive this honor which is possible because of the commitment of fellow board members, teachers, staff, students and their parents have made to improving our schools,” Ali said. “The turnaround in Compton’s schools has been a community team effort which will continue in the months and years to come.”

This year’s CAAASA/LACABSE Annual Round-up of California Educational Organizations event brought together educators, elected officials, civil rights organizations and community residents who work on behalf of the academic success of California’s African-American students.

Educators participated in panel discussions and group workshops discussing strategies to improve the educational attainment for students of color through STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics), early childhood development, and parent engagement.

Special guests included Gov. Jerry Brown, State Superintendent Tom Torlakson, California State Atty. General Kamala Harris, members of the California Legislative Black Caucus and Legislative Latino Caucus; Robert Ross M.D., president and CEO, The California Endowment; and David Johns, executive director, White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African-Americans.

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