Harbor Teacher Prep Earns Highest National Award for Achievement – Again

Harbor Teacher Prep Earns Highest National Award for Achievement – Again

Above, The national Blue Ribbon School award ceremony included, from left, teachers Amber Smith and Yolanda Kol; Board District 7 Deputy Chief of Staff Nancy Ceballos; School Board Member Dr. Richard Vladovic; Principal Jan Murata; Bobbi Billalobos, vice president...
At 186th Street Elementary, being a good citizen and saying no to drugs is worth shouting about

At 186th Street Elementary, being a good citizen and saying no to drugs is worth shouting about

Above: Principal Marcia Sidney Reed of 186th Street Elementary and LAPD Officer Michael Scott lead students in the ‘Cupid Shuffle.’ LAPD Officer Michael Scott stood in front of more than 800 schoolchildren and staff sitting outdoors at 186th Street...
Local District South, Los Angeles Trade Tech innovate to create new pathways to higher education

Local District South, Los Angeles Trade Tech innovate to create new pathways to higher education

Above: “Let’s go to college!” Senior Adrian Frias from Rancho Dominguez Preparatory School in Long Beach speaks about his positive experiences with dual enrollment programs. By Eric Grow, Local District South Expanding on a recent agreement allowing...
Green Design STEAM Academy community makes dreams come true for the Class of 2017

Green Design STEAM Academy community makes dreams come true for the Class of 2017

Above, thanks to the generosity of teachers, local businesses and nonprofit organizations, the senior class at Green Design STEAM Academy was all decked out for prom. Alex Adams Social Studies Teacher and Senior Adviser Green Design STEAM Academy I was fortunate this...
Class of 2017 spotlight: Narbonne grad follows her mother’s advice to a career defending her country’s honor

Class of 2017 spotlight: Narbonne grad follows her mother’s advice to a career defending her country’s honor

Roysha Rowland remembers her mother suggesting for years that she join the U.S. military after high school. Roysha resisted the message, practically turning a deaf ear to the idea, until starting 11th grade. Having reached a tipping point by then, the message sank in,...
Class of 2017 Spotlight: Motivated 15-year-old graduates from Carson High, heads to UCLA as a sophomore

Class of 2017 Spotlight: Motivated 15-year-old graduates from Carson High, heads to UCLA as a sophomore

Anthony Mercado is too young to drive a car and, for that matter, to shave the peach fuzz from his face. Yet he will graduate next month from Carson High School, after completing all of his required courses – plus a year-and-a-half worth of college – in only two...