Class of 2018 Spotlight: Chavez Academy graduate fulfilling parents’ higher-education dreams

Class of 2018 Spotlight: Chavez Academy graduate fulfilling parents’ higher-education dreams

Above, Rachel Ochoa plans to major in international relations at Stanford University, with a long-range goal of becoming an international lawyer. Having abandoned their own higher-ed dreams when they emigrated from Mexico as teens, Rachel Ochoa’s parents long drilled...
World championship fuels the ambitions of STEAM Legacy’s automotive engineers

World championship fuels the ambitions of STEAM Legacy’s automotive engineers

Above, STEAM Legacy High Principal Carla Barrera-Ortiz and engineering and design teacher Mario Ibarra join their winning team at the H2AC World Championships in Chemnitz, Germany. Oh, what a feeling to leave campus as aspiring automotive engineers and to return as...
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...