Class of 2018 Spotlight: Whitman Continuation High students show pride in their school – and their success

Class of 2018 Spotlight: Whitman Continuation High students show pride in their school – and their success

Above, Whitman Continuation High School students, from left, Manuel Vides, Syeda Rhaman, Oneil Spencer, Amanda Sinquimani, Leticia Lopez and Daniel Martinez are all graduating ahead of schedule. Today marks the start of a series of stories about outstanding graduates...
Attendance Week activities promote long-term success

Attendance Week activities promote long-term success

Above, clockwise from left, A Grape Street Elementary student walks the red carpet; Hollywood High promotes attendance awareness; the Marlton School rewards students for perfect attendance. By Dr. Michelle Castelo Alferes Director of Pupil Services Student Health and...
Mark Twain reaps benefits of investment in neighborhood schools

Mark Twain reaps benefits of investment in neighborhood schools

Above, seventh-grader Jack Wind leads parents on a tour of Mark Twain Middle School in Mar Vista. Enrollment at Mark Twain Middle School has increased nearly 20 percent in the past three years, and parents in communities surrounding the Mar Vista campus want to know...
Fear turns to cheer as aspiring dentist pursues her dream

Fear turns to cheer as aspiring dentist pursues her dream

Above, dental screenings are an important part of the third annual Tooth Fairy Convention, held this month at Exposition Park. It was sponsored by the L.A. Trust for Children’s Health. Like most kids, Brenda Garcia used to hate going to the dentist. She found...