New state law allows schools to ‘pass it, don’t trash it’ when it comes to cafeteria leftovers

New state law allows schools to ‘pass it, don’t trash it’ when it comes to cafeteria leftovers

It’s mealtime at Broad Avenue Elementary School in Wilmington, and the students are deciding what they want – and don’t want – to eat. A couple of minutes later, bins set up in each of the classrooms are filled with fruit, uneaten entrees and unopened cartons of milk...
Class of 2017 Spotlight: Anonymous letter of encouragement spurs University High grad to the Ivy League

Class of 2017 Spotlight: Anonymous letter of encouragement spurs University High grad to the Ivy League

The goal of L.A. Unified is to provide students with the knowledge and skills to graduate prepared for college, career and life. As we near the end of the school year, we are featuring stories about some of the outstanding members of the Class of 2017. Ask University...
Female students draw hope, inspiration from city’s inaugural Young Women’s Assembly

Female students draw hope, inspiration from city’s inaugural Young Women’s Assembly

Above, Mayor Eric Garcetti snaps a selfie with sisters Lynne and Gio Kim at the inaugural Young Women’s Assembly. More than 300 L.A. Unified students attended the event. Hundreds of bright and promising female students from L.A. Unified high schools participated...
Linked Learning helps bridge the achievement gap with school-to-career programs

Linked Learning helps bridge the achievement gap with school-to-career programs

Above, Congresswoman Maxine Waters and other policymakers visit address students and teachers at the STEM Academy of Hollywood.   L.A. Unified teachers, principals – everyone for that matter – holds high expectations for students. We expect them to learn,...