Heartfelt letters to their parents win top awards for RFK Visual Arts and Humanities students

Heartfelt letters to their parents win top awards for RFK Visual Arts and Humanities students

Above, Eugene Kwon and Maria Isabel Decolongon compete in the finals of the annual Letter to My Parents Contest. The two students from RFK’s School for the Visual Arts and Humanities won top honors for their entries. Their stories are of abandonment and...
Teamwork is the name of the game for Venice High’s sports medicine students

Teamwork is the name of the game for Venice High’s sports medicine students

Above, members of Sports Medicine Team work the practices and games for all of the sports offered at Venice High School. During any athletic practice or game involving Venice High School, there is more than one Gondoliers team on the court or playing field. Venice is...
Innovative Monroe Engineering and Design Academy earns prestigious state award

Innovative Monroe Engineering and Design Academy earns prestigious state award

Above, The 350-members of Monroe’s Engineering and Clean Technology Academy are enrolled in a rigorous program that teaches core academics and high-tech job skills. Nearly two decades after he co-founded a fledgling robotics program at Monroe Senior High, engineering...
Northwest STEAMFest wows and inspires with demonstrations of student skills and talent

Northwest STEAMFest wows and inspires with demonstrations of student skills and talent

Above, High-tech skills and high-energy talent are on display during Northwest STEAMFest, a celebration of science, technology, engineering, arts and math education. (Photos by Ryan Togioka/Beyond the Bell) Dozens of robots, scores of exhibits and hundreds of bright...
Wooden, Owensmouth earn state honors as Model Continuation High Schools

Wooden, Owensmouth earn state honors as Model Continuation High Schools

Above, The thriving farm and garden programs at John R. Wooden Continuation High School helped it earn statewide recognition as a model campus. John R. Wooden and Owensmouth Continuation High schools have been honored as model campuses by state Superintendent Tom...
Wilbur students learn about social studies – and themselves – through Ancestor Project

Wilbur students learn about social studies – and themselves – through Ancestor Project

Above, students in Ellen Stein’s class at Wilbur Charter for Enriched Academics dress up as their ancestors, in costumes representing their heritage. Reaching across continents and generations, students at an affiliated charter school  in Tarzana are learning...
$30 million Promise Neighborhood grant flows to L.A. Unified schools

$30 million Promise Neighborhood grant flows to L.A. Unified schools

Above, Mayor Eric Garcetti is joined by, from left, School Board President Steve Zimmer, YPI President Dixon Slingerland and School Board Member Mónica García as he announces a $30 million federal grant to benefit eight schools in L.A. Unified. Eight schools in L.A....