Green Design STEAM Academy community makes dreams come true for the Class of 2017

The Green Design STEAM Academy is a strong school community, coming together to ensure that every senior would be able to attend prom, Grad Night and other activities, regardless of their financial circumstances.











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Reading Challenge sets 100 minutes-a-week goal over summer break

Above, students at El Sereno Middle School show off their love of reading and learning. The Summer Reading Challenge encourages all students to read at least 100 minutes a week during summer break. “What are you doing over summer vacation?” If that question is posed...

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Class of 2017 Spotlight: Grit and support propel this English learner to Grant High valedictorian

Senior Miriam Bhagdasaryian of Grant High School journeyed to the U.S. from her native Armenia with family and spent a year as an English learner before mastering the language. She is now graduating at the top of her class and is bound for UCLA in the fall.











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Local District West building bridges to universities in its own backyard

New partnerships with Southwestern College and Charles Drew University help graduates from Local District West schools to pursue higher education right within their own communities.











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LAUSD Shines

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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