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...
Commentary: New program shows promise for young men of color

Commentary: New program shows promise for young men of color

Above, Villager Mack Calvin, a retired NBA point guard, talks to young men at Helen Bernstein Senior High School during the meeting of the Village Movement Mentoring Program. By Dr. Brenda Manuel Administrator Student Involvement, Development and Empowerment Unit Too...
Students, educators, community partners set the stage for future careers in medicine

Students, educators, community partners set the stage for future careers in medicine

With experts anticipating a major shortage of medical professionals in the next decade, two L.A. Unified schools – Venice Senior High School and the Girls Academic Leadership Academy – are doing their part to grow the next generation of leaders in biomedical sciences....
Class of 2017 Spotlight: Grit and support propel this English learner to Grant High valedictorian

Class of 2017 Spotlight: Grit and support propel this English learner to Grant High valedictorian

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. The blockbuster...
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...
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...