Poet leads Verdugo Hills HS students in creating responses to Big Read LA

Poet leads Verdugo Hills HS students in creating responses to Big Read LA

Above, Advanced Placement students at Verdugo Hills High work on assignments for this year’s Big Read LA program; Dr. Ashaki Jackson and Dale Guy Madison. By Arturo Barcenas Principal Verdudo Hills High School The Verdugo Hills High School Library &...
Board president, students and alumni commemorate landmark 1968 walkouts

Board president, students and alumni commemorate landmark 1968 walkouts

Above: Garfield Senior Ricky Rodriguez is inspired by replicas of signs used during the 1968 protests. “It’s a beautiful day to be a Chicana in Los Angeles,” Board of Education President Mónica García exclaimed Thursday as hundreds of Garfield High School students...
Fairfax High students drive progress as L.A. Metro moves westward

Fairfax High students drive progress as L.A. Metro moves westward

Above: From left, freshman Marianne Gutierrez, teacher Fréda Antoine, senior Valerie Castro and freshman Tiffany Pamilar celebrate making the finals in the Purple Line extension naming contest. Three Fairfax High School students are playing a role in the history of...
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...