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...
Commentary: New program shows promise for young men of color

Commentary: New program shows promise for young men of color

Above, Villager Mack Calvin, a retired NBA point guard, talks to young men at Helen Bernstein Senior High School during the meeting of the Village Movement Mentoring Program. By Dr. Brenda Manuel Administrator Student Involvement, Development and Empowerment Unit Too...
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....
Eagle Rock campus pilots ShakeAlert earthquake warning system

Eagle Rock campus pilots ShakeAlert earthquake warning system

Above, Eagle Rock High School students hunker under their desks during a recent earthquake drill. By Ellen Morgan Office of Communications With deadly earthquakes recently devastating Mexico and Japan, residents in Los Angeles have been wondering when the “big...
Sports in space: Palms Middle School adds ‘athletics’ to the STEAM experience

Sports in space: Palms Middle School adds ‘athletics’ to the STEAM experience

Above: Students examine a wheel designed for “Rover” devices built for exploration on Mars. When STEM programs morphed into STEAM, most schools added “arts” to the focus on science, technology, engineering and math. But, at Palms Middle School,...