12 schools report double-digit jumps in graduation rates for the Class of 2016

12 schools report double-digit jumps in graduation rates for the Class of 2016

As L.A. Unified’s graduation rate climbed to 77 percent for the Class of 2016, an estimated 80 percent of the campuses reported increases in graduates, including a dozen schools that neared or topped the District’s average thanks to double-digit jumps in the...
SOCES student engineers strive to bring new visions to L.A. Unified

SOCES student engineers strive to bring new visions to L.A. Unified

Developers of high-tech devices to help the blind and visually impaired may soon be facing stiff competition from an unlikely quarter – a team of six freshmen at the Sherman Oaks Center for Enriched Studies. The students at the Grade 4-12 magnet school recently got...
Superintendent kicks off community engagement meetings focused on 100 percent graduation

Superintendent kicks off community engagement meetings focused on 100 percent graduation

Superintendent Michelle King held the first in a series of meetings designed to promote open dialogues in school communities around her recently released strategic plan to move all students to graduation. Hosted last week at Vista Middle School in Panorama City, the...
Seize the ‘gift’ of college opportunities, King urges high school students

Seize the ‘gift’ of college opportunities, King urges high school students

Above, Superintendent Michelle King and high school freshman Leslie Camacho address the GO Central City rally at Franklin High. Superintendent Michelle King and other district leaders signed a pledge Tuesday to strengthen the path to college for students in Northeast...
‘Go to college!’ kids told during GO East LA celebration

‘Go to college!’ kids told during GO East LA celebration

Above, School Board Member Mónica García distributes college admission certificates to kindergartners at the annual GO East LA celebration. (Photo by Monica Carazo) Turning today’s learners into tomorrow’s leaders wasn’t just a banner behind excited...