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...
12 schools report double-digit jumps in graduation rates for the Class of 2016

12 schools report double-digit jumps in graduation rates for the Class of 2016

As L.A. Unified’s graduation rate climbed to 77 percent for the Class of 2016, an estimated 80 percent of the campuses reported increases in graduates, including a dozen schools that neared or topped the District’s average thanks to double-digit jumps in the...
Students, educators and communities honor the life and legacy of César E. Chávez

Students, educators and communities honor the life and legacy of César E. Chávez

By Elvia Perez Cano and Samuel Gilstrap Office of Communications Joining observances taking place around L.A. Unified and across the nation, students at Pinewood Elementary School held a special assembly to mark the birthday Friday of César E. Chávez, the late civil...
Eastman Elementary wins prestigious state award for civic learning, engagement

Eastman Elementary wins prestigious state award for civic learning, engagement

With a focus on teaching students how classroom lessons relate their community, Eastman Avenue Elementary School has received a California Civic Learning Award of Excellence, one of just three campuses statewide to receive the annual recognition. Co-sponsored by state...