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...
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...