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Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA) entered the following statement into the Congressional Record in remembrance of Jule Sugarman, the founder of the Head Start program. Congresswoman Waters was an assistant teacher and volunteer coordinator with Head Start in Los Angeles:
"MADAM Speaker, I rise to honor the life and work of Jule Sugarman, who passed away earlier this month at the age of 83. I extend my thoughts and prayers to his wife, his children, and his family and friends during this very difficult time.
By Howard Blume
Under pressure from local community leaders, the federal Office for Civil Rights will look at whether low academic achievement of African American students results from discrimination -- intentional or not -- by the Los Angeles Unified School District.
The probe, disclosed in a recent letter to community groups, expands an ongoing investigation into services provided to students who are learning English.
by Page Ivey
Graduates of a historically black college in Columbia, S.C., will need to use the same perseverance that got them through school to find a job in the sluggish economy, U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Los Angeles, told them Saturday.
Waters, whose congressional district includes LAX and Inglewood, told about 170 graduates of Benedict College in Columbia that they will find work even though it's not their dream job. South Carolina has had one of the nation's highest jobless rates for more than two years.