Not throwing away their shot: Students live and breathe art and history with ‘Hamilton’ Education Program

Not throwing away their shot: Students live and breathe art and history with ‘Hamilton’ Education Program

Above: From left, Cleveland Charter High School juniors John Rhee, Candice Mitra and Brittney Vo perform a music and dance number they wrote about Quaker businessman, patriot and abolitionist Paul Cuffe. Photo by Chelsea Lauren Over 2,600 students from around Los...
Girls encouraged to reach for the stars – literally – at inaugural Women in STEM event

Girls encouraged to reach for the stars – literally – at inaugural Women in STEM event

Above, Jet Propulsion Laboratory engineer Diana Trujillo inspires female students to make their own dreams come true.  More than 2,300 students from two dozen schools across L.A. Unified gathered recently at Francis Polytechnic Senior High School where they had the...
Wilbur students learn about social studies – and themselves – through Ancestor Project

Wilbur students learn about social studies – and themselves – through Ancestor Project

Above, students in Ellen Stein’s class at Wilbur Charter for Enriched Academics dress up as their ancestors, in costumes representing their heritage. Reaching across continents and generations, students at an affiliated charter school  in Tarzana are learning...