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....
Bell High Magnet student aces AP Spanish language exam with perfect score

Bell High Magnet student aces AP Spanish language exam with perfect score

Above, Genesis Aguilera, pictured with Spanish teacher Dulce León, earned a perfect score on her Advanced Placement exam. When the Advanced Placement Spanish Language and Culture Exam was given in May, a total of 163,405 students tested their knowledge and skill in...
New planning guide helps Latino students gear up for a college degree

New planning guide helps Latino students gear up for a college degree

Above, Education Secretary John King Jr. and Alejandra Ceja, executive director of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics, speak about greater college access for Latino students.  With a bachelor’s degree from Harvard, a law degree from...