Columnists Opinion

Former state trustee’s decision hurt Inglewood students

On Dec. 9, the Wiseburn Unified School District held the official grand opening of the $160 million Wiseburn High School. The little known school district serves the Hollyglen neighborhood in Hawthorne, the Del Aire and Wiseburn neighborhoods in unincorporated Los Angeles County and the eastern part of El Segundo. The state-of-the-art high school can accommodate Read More…

Columnists Opinion

State has failed to find adequate leader for Inglewood schools

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson has announced that Thelma Meléndez de Santa Ana will be the sixth state administrator to lead the Inglewood Unified School District. A little less than five years ago, the California Legislature passed an emergency loan bill, Senate Bill (SB) 533, approving a loan of up to $55 million Read More…

Columnists Opinion

At election time, Inglewood schools are at a crossroads

Last week, The Wave reported on the Inglewood school board elections scheduled for April 4. This is an important election because the winning candidates will likely be on the board as the school district emerges from receivership. The Inglewood Unified School District is at a crossroads. Vince Matthews, Inglewood’s fourth state administrator, and the current Read More…