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...
At-risk students meet their match during Student Recovery Day

At-risk students meet their match during Student Recovery Day

By Barbara Jones, Monica Carazo and Sam Gilstrap Office of Communications One of the students had suffered the loss of a close friend, while another recalled when she had no friends at all. And others talked of the trauma and angst that had disrupted their schooling...
Green Design STEAM Academy community makes dreams come true for the Class of 2017

Green Design STEAM Academy community makes dreams come true for the Class of 2017

Above, thanks to the generosity of teachers, local businesses and nonprofit organizations, the senior class at Green Design STEAM Academy was all decked out for prom. Alex Adams Social Studies Teacher and Senior Adviser Green Design STEAM Academy I was fortunate this...
Class of 2017 Spotlight: Grit and support propel this English learner to Grant High valedictorian

Class of 2017 Spotlight: Grit and support propel this English learner to Grant High valedictorian

The goal of L.A. Unified is to provide students with the knowledge and skills to graduate prepared for college, career and life. As we near the end of the school year, we are featuring stories about some of the outstanding members of the Class of 2017. The blockbuster...
Local District West building bridges to universities in its own backyard

Local District West building bridges to universities in its own backyard

Above: Local District West Superintendent Cheryl Hildreth presents Middle College High School graduate Diana Monterrosa with her associate’s degree two weeks before she receives her high school diploma. Students, faculty and leaders from Local District West...