Class of 2018 Spotlight: Music and passion launch career of Venice High grad

Class of 2018 Spotlight: Music and passion launch career of Venice High grad

Above, Venice High senior Kiev Morales is a professional musician who frequently performs on the Santa Monica Pier. (Photo courtesy of Kiev Morales.) This is part of a series of stories about outstanding graduates of the Class of 2018.   It’s late spring, and...
Class of 2018 Spotlight: Whitman Continuation High students show pride in their school – and their success

Class of 2018 Spotlight: Whitman Continuation High students show pride in their school – and their success

Above, Whitman Continuation High School students, from left, Manuel Vides, Syeda Rhaman, Oneil Spencer, Amanda Sinquimani, Leticia Lopez and Daniel Martinez are all graduating ahead of schedule. Today marks the start of a series of stories about outstanding graduates...
‘Count me in!’ to a college-bound future, Local District West students declare

‘Count me in!’ to a college-bound future, Local District West students declare

Above, Students from Queen Anne Place Elementary School declare their intention to be prepared for college by the time they graduate. With graduation season on the horizon, Local District West leaders recently fanned out across the region to recognize the hundreds of...
L.A. Unified student is global champion for youth with special needs

L.A. Unified student is global champion for youth with special needs

Above, junior Lucy Meyer proudly holds one of two championship trophies won by Hamilton High School’s Unified Sports basketball team. Hamilton High junior Lucy Meyer has dedicated her life to creating a world of inclusiveness, where everyone supports and...
Tom Bradley Magnet honors legendary educator Genevieve Shepherd

Tom Bradley Magnet honors legendary educator Genevieve Shepherd

Above, Los Angeles City Council President Herb Wesson unveils a sign dedicating the corner of West 39th Street and Dublin Avenue to Dr. Genevieve Shepherd, a legendary educator and community activist. Students and teachers from Thomas Bradley Global Awareness Magnet...
Parkland students discuss safe schools ahead of the March for Our Lives

Parkland students discuss safe schools ahead of the March for Our Lives

Above, Hayley Licata, left, and Mia Freeman, juniors at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High in Parkland, Fla., share their stories of the Feb. 14 shooting at their school. Sharing their stories publicly for the first time since the Feb. 14 mass shooting at their school, two...
Mark Twain reaps benefits of investment in neighborhood schools

Mark Twain reaps benefits of investment in neighborhood schools

Above, seventh-grader Jack Wind leads parents on a tour of Mark Twain Middle School in Mar Vista. Enrollment at Mark Twain Middle School has increased nearly 20 percent in the past three years, and parents in communities surrounding the Mar Vista campus want to know...
Kenter Canyon second-grader teaches everyone how to dream big

Kenter Canyon second-grader teaches everyone how to dream big

Above: Eight-year-old Quinn Pruitt held a special event to raise money to find a cure for Angelman Syndrome, which affects his twin sister, Emma. A few years ago when Quinn Pruitt was learning to walk and talk, he noticed his twin sister, Emma, wasn’t able to do...
Girls academy honors Michelle King at inaugural ‘LaunchHerFuture’ breakfast

Girls academy honors Michelle King at inaugural ‘LaunchHerFuture’ breakfast

Above: From left, Girls academy students Leila Shiva, Emily Amador-Menzie, Jessica Sinnathamby and Zelda Moriwaki celebrate sisterhood at L.A. Unified’s first all-female STEM academy, now in its second year. The Girls Academic Leadership Academy – California’s first...
Board president, students and alumni commemorate landmark 1968 walkouts

Board president, students and alumni commemorate landmark 1968 walkouts

Above: Garfield Senior Ricky Rodriguez is inspired by replicas of signs used during the 1968 protests. “It’s a beautiful day to be a Chicana in Los Angeles,” Board of Education President Mónica García exclaimed Thursday as hundreds of Garfield High School students...
Boys Academy celebrating growth and brotherhood in inaugural year

Boys Academy celebrating growth and brotherhood in inaugural year

Above: With encouragement from Principal Donald Moorer, seventh-grader Ze’Rion Rivera adds water to a ‘tree of life,’ part of a morning ritual designed to promote positivity, growth and reflection.  The first-ever boys academy in L.A. Unified is now...
Mayor Garcetti brokers new partnership with Netflix and Bernstein High School

Mayor Garcetti brokers new partnership with Netflix and Bernstein High School

Above: Bernstein High School senior Jonathon Castorena shakes hands with Mayor Eric Garcetti during his third visit to the Hollywood campus. In effort to grow the next generation of entertainment industry movers and shakers, Netflx has agreed to “adopt” Helen...