Happy Thanksgiving from LAUSD Daily

Happy Thanksgiving from LAUSD Daily

The Office of Communications and LAUSD Daily wish you a Happy Thanksgiving. We are very grateful to all who make a difference in the lives of our students and school communities.

We are taking a break from publication from Nov. 20-25. Have a safe and wonderful holiday!

Vintage Magnet celebrates National Blue Ribbon honors

L.A. Unified leaders joined students at Vintage Magnet on Friday as they celebrated the National Blue Ribbon Award won by the North Hills elementary school for its progress in closing the achievement gap.

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International Studies Learning Center recognized nationally for educational excellence

International Studies Learning Center in South Gate – where students are taught Spanish, French, Mandarin and Japanese – has been named a 21st Century Learning Exemplar School, the first L.A. Unified campus to receive the national recognition for its innovative approach to education.

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Pioneering teacher honored as Distinguished Educator by Charter College of Education

Joyce Wang, a veteran teacher who founded L.A. Unified’s successful Mandarin immersion program, was honored recently as one of Southern California’s illustrious educators by the Charter College of Education at California State University, Los Angeles.

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$11 million GEAR UP grant helps students map their own destinies

More than 2,000 Los Angeles students will benefit from a new $11.2 million federal grant that aims to solidify college-preparatory pipelines from middle school through college.

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Lincoln High memorial honors alumnus as ‘a true hero’

In an emotional ceremony honoring a “true hero,” a memorial was dedicated Thursday to Medal of Honor recipient Sadao Munemori, a Japanese American soldier who graduated from Abraham Lincoln High School in 1940 and was killed in battle in World War II.

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LAUSD Shines

How L.A. Unified Cultivates Districtwide Digital Citizenship – Common Sense Education

Around the world, and earning all A’s – The Newport (R.I.) Daily News

LAUSD, IBU and DAS Collaborate to Create the New Merchant Mariner Apprenticeship Program – Apprenticeship/California Department of Industrial Relations

Opinion: Students accepted through preferred gender pronouns – Los Angeles Times Insider

These 10 L.A. high schools are the best at getting their graduates to college – Los Angeles Times

Now San Pedro Schools Came Through for Texas Hurricane Victims – Daily Breeze

LAUSD Making a Comeback with Instructional Technology – Converge Magazine

Dr. Frances Gipson honored as Top 30 Award recipient – Converge Magazine

Refusing to Leave Anyone Behind, Teacher Unites Kids of All Abilities for Special Education Event – Babble.com

New EdD in Educational Leadership graduate Michelle King named National Superintendent of the Year – USC Rossier School of Education

Pin Up, Don’t Shut Up – Public High School Art for the Scapegoats of Humanity – Random Lengths Magazine


East Bay Softball Inks Catcher Desiree Jimmy – Cal State East Bay Pioneers Athletics


California Highway Patrol flips pancakes and scrambles eggs for Dorsey High School Law Magnet Students – Los Angeles Sentinel


California Teacher of the Year from North Hills to throw first pitch at Dodger Stadium – Los Angeles Daily News


Cleveland High band program marches on after years with no teacher, little money – Los Angeles Daily News


Valley View Elementary turns 100, as will dozens of other LAUSD schools in the next five years  – LASchoolReport


10 Dedicated and Deserving Social Workers includes L.A. Unified’s Verónica Obregón – Social Work Today


‘Cool Kid’ Camille Ng spreads warmth to kids in need – KABC-7


LAUSD Schools get new gyms through UCLA Health’s ‘Sound Body Sound Mind’ program – KABC-7


LAPD officers spread holiday cheer at Van Nuys elementary school – Los Angeles Daily News


Burrowing Owl delights students, staff at urban school – SoCalWild.com


Essay: The Translated Life, From Immigrant to Valedictorian. – NBC News


Dorsey students complete College Board pilot class. – L.A. Sentinel


Girls Academic Leadership Academy: A unique opportunity.– Jewish Journal


Modern Trades: The rise of continuing tech education. – KPCC


West Valley Occupational Center celebrates 50 years. – Los Angeles Daily News


Linked Learning the focus of innovative high school. – Education Writers of America


How high-schoolers channel the drama of middle school experience into dramatic performance. – KPCC


Night at the museum? Try a week. These fourth-graders did and it changed their world. – KPCC


Music, arts programs at LA schools increasing after years of decline. – Los Angeles Daily News


Coeur d’Alene Elementary: One school’s journey towards instructional excellence. – Cotsen Foundation


Video: Venice High School celebrates top seniors. Yo Venice


Student identity through the arts. Huffington Post


Op-Ed: Supt. Michelle King on frog dissections, STEM and the future of charters in LAUSD. Los Angeles Times


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