KPMG opens doors to literacy with donation of 60,000 children’s books

KPMG opens doors to literacy with donation of 60,000 children’s books

Above, KPMG volunteer Mary Kelly reads ‘Officer Buckle and Gloria’ to a rapt third-grade class at Commonwealth Avenue Elementary School. When KPMG executives recently announced that the accounting giant is donating 60,000 books to L.A. Unified, they didn’t...
Local District West Signing Day rallies celebrate the success of college-bound grads

Local District West Signing Day rallies celebrate the success of college-bound grads

Above, administrators show their school spirit during College Signing Day event at the STEM Academy of Hollywood. Fulfilling Superintendent Michelle King’s goal of preparing graduates for college and careers, Local District West recently held its inaugural College...
Dual-language students declare, ‘Nous parlons français à Richland Avenue Elementary School’

Dual-language students declare, ‘Nous parlons français à Richland Avenue Elementary School’

Above, Principal Gerard Granade declares, ‘We speak French at Richland.’ Ask them to name the colors in the U.S. or French flags, and the kindergartners at Richland Avenue Elementary School are just as likely to answer “rouge, blanc et bleu” as...
Board Member Dr. Vladovic honors unsung ‘Heroes in Education’

Board Member Dr. Vladovic honors unsung ‘Heroes in Education’

  Celebrating “incredible people doing incredible work,” School Board Member Dr. Richard Vladovic presented Heroes in Education awards to nearly 170 L.A. Unified educators, support staff, parents and community leaders, recognizing their service to...
Rio Vista Elementary caps Black History Month with song, art and literacy

Rio Vista Elementary caps Black History Month with song, art and literacy

Rio Vista Elementary School students gathered this week with parents and faculty for a celebration of music, art and oration to honor significant African Americans, as Black History Month comes to a close. Students from pre-kindergarten through fifth grades recited...