Class of 2018 Spotlight: Chavez Academy graduate fulfilling parents’ higher-education dreams

Class of 2018 Spotlight: Chavez Academy graduate fulfilling parents’ higher-education dreams

Above, Rachel Ochoa plans to major in international relations at Stanford University, with a long-range goal of becoming an international lawyer. Having abandoned their own higher-ed dreams when they emigrated from Mexico as teens, Rachel Ochoa’s parents long drilled...
Class of 2018 Spotlight: LASPD Explorers provides beacon of hope for grad facing hardship

Class of 2018 Spotlight: LASPD Explorers provides beacon of hope for grad facing hardship

Above, Joseph Gonzalez is joined at an Explorer awards ceremony by, from left, Deputy School Police Chief Tim Anderson, Silvia Martinez, policy director for School Board Member Scott Schmerelson, District Operations Director Darneika Watson-Davis and School Police...
Teacher Appreciation Week Spotlight: Nimitz teacher goes the distance in creating equitable outcomes for students

Teacher Appreciation Week Spotlight: Nimitz teacher goes the distance in creating equitable outcomes for students

Above, Nimitz Middle School teacher Tiffany Smith teaches her sixth-graders to embrace the lessons of resiliency, character and community. Teacher and Substitute Teacher Appreciation Week is May 7-11, and LAUSD Daily is celebrating the classroom heroes who work every...
Studio 24 makes its premiere at Sun Valley High Media Academy

Studio 24 makes its premiere at Sun Valley High Media Academy

Above, Sun Valley Media Academy students film an interview with Mason Richard, the school’s liaison to the New York Film Academy. The snap of clapperboards could be heard across the Sun Valley High School quad on Thursday as Media Academy students prepared to...
North Hollywood High claims second national CyberPatriot title

North Hollywood High claims second national CyberPatriot title

Above, from left, Team Togo members Aled Cuda, Jonathan Liu, Sophia Hewett, Jaren Mendelsohn, Nikola Pratte and Kyle Gusdorf with Coach Jay Gehringer. The team won the national CyberPatriot championship. Team Togo from North Hollywood High clinched its second...
City Council honors Ekchian during Armenian Genocide observance

City Council honors Ekchian during Armenian Genocide observance

Above, City Councilman Paul Krekorian presents Interim Superintendent Vivian Ekchian with a proclamation recognizing her commitment to the students of Los Angeles. Interim Superintendent Vivian Ekchian was honored Wednesday by the Los Angeles City Council during a...
Latino, Armenian cultural assembly celebrates diversity

Latino, Armenian cultural assembly celebrates diversity

Above, from left, Local District Northeast Superintendent Linda Del Cueto, Mexican Consul Press Attache Sergio Tovar, Armenian Consul Armella Shakaryan, Interim Superintendent Vivian Ekchian, School Board Member Scott Schmerelson, Mexican Consul Andrés Webster and...