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...
Learning about stories of survival and resilience with help from an author and a movie star

Learning about stories of survival and resilience with help from an author and a movie star

Above: Loung Ung, acclaimed author of First They Killed My Father autographs copies of her book for grateful Girls Academic Leadership Academy students. Girls Academic Leadership Academy (GALA) students are engaged in an extraordinary lesson about bravery, resilience...
Sprint 1Million project aims to close the ‘homework gap’ for thousands of L.A. Unified students

Sprint 1Million project aims to close the ‘homework gap’ for thousands of L.A. Unified students

Above: Garfield High freshmen Andrea Sierra, left, and Ana Vargas exhibit mobile ‘hot spots’ and ChromeBooks that will help them stay connected outside of the school day. Nearly 9,000 L.A. Unified students are receiving mobile “hot spot” devices they can...