$11 million GEAR UP grant helps students map their own destinies

$11 million GEAR UP grant helps students map their own destinies

Above: Le Conte Middle School sixth-graders are joined by educators and officials from the Youth Policy Institute as they proclaim readiness to plan for college. More than 2,000 Los Angeles students will benefit from a new $11.2 million federal grant that aims to...
Marlton teacher Carol Billone spearheaded transformation of Deaf education

Marlton teacher Carol Billone spearheaded transformation of Deaf education

Marlton School is mourning the loss of one of its most revered teachers, Carol Billone, who in 1968 became the first Deaf teacher to be hired by L.A. Unified. Billone died of cancer on Oct. 31. She was 74. Having moved to Los Angeles with her family at age 3 and then...
Profile of an educator: Brenda Pensamiento, learning to dream one mile at a time

Profile of an educator: Brenda Pensamiento, learning to dream one mile at a time

Above, Hamilton High principal Brenda Pensamiento, walks the halls with leadership student Usbaldo Ramirez-Perez. Not long after her third child was born, Hamilton Senior High School principal Brenda Pensamiento recalls running her first marathon. “Before that I was...
Teacher Appreciation Week Spotlight: Band director brings musical heart and soul to San Pedro High

Teacher Appreciation Week Spotlight: Band director brings musical heart and soul to San Pedro High

Teacher and Substitute Teacher Appreciation Week is May 7-13, and LAUSD Daily is celebrating the classroom heroes who work every day to educate, lead, mentor and inspire the students of L.A. Unified. Each day this week, we will profile a teacher or substitute teacher...
North Hollywood CyberPatriots clinch 2017 national championship

North Hollywood CyberPatriots clinch 2017 national championship

Above: Members of “Team Togo” — from left, Nikola Pratte, Aled Cuda, Jonathan Liu, Jaren Mendelsohn and Kyle Gusdorf, celebrate their championship with coach Jay Gehringer. Five juniors from North Hollywood High captured the National CyberPatriot Championship, the...