Young Men of Color conference encourages students on road to success

Young Men of Color conference encourages students on road to success

Above: Gardena High junior Christian Thurman talks proudly with Wes Hall about his career plans before 300 of his peers. More than 300 students from nearly two dozen schools came together Saturday as part of the fifth annual Young Men of Color conference – an event...
Rosewood students sing their hearts out for rock legend Sammy Hagar

Rosewood students sing their hearts out for rock legend Sammy Hagar

Above: From left, students Lola Nimocks, Nazya Grant and Samantha Ugolnik join choir director Molly Shelby in a backstage performance of ‘Your Love is Driving Me Crazy’ for rocker Sammy Hagar. Taking the stage in a room filled with rock-and-roll star...
Clippers, Cedars-Sinai promote healthy minds and hearts at Alta Loma Elementary

Clippers, Cedars-Sinai promote healthy minds and hearts at Alta Loma Elementary

Above, third-grader Eryckson Clara leads the pack through an obstacle course during a ‘Healthy Habits’ event. Active and energetic Alta Loma Elementary School students were treated recently to an afternoon of exercise with encouragement from professional...
Fairfax High students drive progress as L.A. Metro moves westward

Fairfax High students drive progress as L.A. Metro moves westward

Above: From left, freshman Marianne Gutierrez, teacher Fréda Antoine, senior Valerie Castro and freshman Tiffany Pamilar celebrate making the finals in the Purple Line extension naming contest. Three Fairfax High School students are playing a role in the history of...
$11 million GEAR UP grant helps students map their own destinies

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

Above: Le Conte Middle School sixth-graders are joined by educators and officials from the Youth Policy Institute as they proclaim readiness to plan for college. More than 2,000 Los Angeles students will benefit from a new $11.2 million federal grant that aims to...
Marlton teacher Carol Billone spearheaded transformation of Deaf education

Marlton teacher Carol Billone spearheaded transformation of Deaf education

Marlton School is mourning the loss of one of its most revered teachers, Carol Billone, who in 1968 became the first Deaf teacher to be hired by L.A. Unified. Billone died of cancer on Oct. 31. She was 74. Having moved to Los Angeles with her family at age 3 and then...
Learning about stories of survival and resilience with help from an author and a movie star

Learning about stories of survival and resilience with help from an author and a movie star

Above: Loung Ung, acclaimed author of First They Killed My Father autographs copies of her book for grateful Girls Academic Leadership Academy students. Girls Academic Leadership Academy (GALA) students are engaged in an extraordinary lesson about bravery, resilience...
Sprint 1Million project aims to close the ‘homework gap’ for thousands of L.A. Unified students

Sprint 1Million project aims to close the ‘homework gap’ for thousands of L.A. Unified students

Above: Garfield High freshmen Andrea Sierra, left, and Ana Vargas exhibit mobile ‘hot spots’ and ChromeBooks that will help them stay connected outside of the school day. Nearly 9,000 L.A. Unified students are receiving mobile “hot spot” devices they can...
Not throwing away their shot: Students live and breathe art and history with ‘Hamilton’ Education Program

Not throwing away their shot: Students live and breathe art and history with ‘Hamilton’ Education Program

Above: From left, Cleveland Charter High School juniors John Rhee, Candice Mitra and Brittney Vo perform a music and dance number they wrote about Quaker businessman, patriot and abolitionist Paul Cuffe. Photo by Chelsea Lauren Over 2,600 students from around Los...