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...
Pioneering teacher honored as Distinguished Educator by Charter College of Education

Pioneering teacher honored as Distinguished Educator by Charter College of Education

Above, Chief Academic Officer Frances Gipson, left, congratulates Joyce Wang for her recognition as a Distinguished Educator.  Joyce Wang, a veteran teacher who founded L.A. Unified’s successful Mandarin immersion program, was honored recently as one of Southern...
$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...
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...