International Studies Learning Center recognized nationally for educational excellence

International Studies Learning Center recognized nationally for educational excellence

Above, Japanese is one of four world languages taught at the International Studies Learning Center, which has won national acclaim for excellence in education.    International Studies Learning Center in South Gate – where students are taught Spanish, French, Mandarin...
$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...
Short Avenue Elementary wins $10,000 library makeover as winner of Summer Reading Challenge

Short Avenue Elementary wins $10,000 library makeover as winner of Summer Reading Challenge

Standing on its end, the ceremonial check for $10,000 made out to Short Avenue Elementary School stands as tall as 5-year-old Luna Vargas. Thanks to the outsize accomplishment by the pint-size youngster – who with her parents read more than 100 minutes a week as part...
Sprint 1Million project aims to close the ‘homework gap’ for thousands of L.A. Unified students

Sprint 1Million project aims to close the ‘homework gap’ for thousands of L.A. Unified students

Above: Garfield High freshmen Andrea Sierra, left, and Ana Vargas exhibit mobile ‘hot spots’ and ChromeBooks that will help them stay connected outside of the school day. Nearly 9,000 L.A. Unified students are receiving mobile “hot spot” devices they can...
Venice High educator named a California Teacher of the Year

Venice High educator named a California Teacher of the Year

Above, Venice Senior High teacher Kirsten Farrell receives accolades from supporters during a Gondoliers football game. Kirsten Farrell, a health science and medical technology teacher for Venice Senior High School, has been named by State Schools Superintendent Tom...
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....