Heartfelt letters to their parents win top awards for RFK Visual Arts and Humanities students

Heartfelt letters to their parents win top awards for RFK Visual Arts and Humanities students

Above, Eugene Kwon and Maria Isabel Decolongon compete in the finals of the annual Letter to My Parents Contest. The two students from RFK’s School for the Visual Arts and Humanities won top honors for their entries. Their stories are of abandonment and...
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...
$30 million Promise Neighborhood grant flows to L.A. Unified schools

$30 million Promise Neighborhood grant flows to L.A. Unified schools

Above, Mayor Eric Garcetti is joined by, from left, School Board President Steve Zimmer, YPI President Dixon Slingerland and School Board Member Mónica García as he announces a $30 million federal grant to benefit eight schools in L.A. Unified. Eight schools in L.A....
Roosevelt students learn ‘priceless’ lessons during first Mock Trial competition

Roosevelt students learn ‘priceless’ lessons during first Mock Trial competition

Above, students from the Law and Public Service pathway at Roosevelt Senior High School dress and act the part of attorneys and witnesses during the Los Angeles County Mock Trial Competition. It’s a gift when you experience an opportunity that alters your life for the...
L.A. Unified launches hotline, opens temporary resource sites to help students, families

L.A. Unified launches hotline, opens temporary resource sites to help students, families

Responding to ongoing concerns from students and families about last month’s presidential election, L.A. Unified today opened six temporary extended support sites, which offer emotional support, enrollment and attendance information and referrals to outside resources....
New planning guide helps Latino students gear up for a college degree

New planning guide helps Latino students gear up for a college degree

Above, Education Secretary John King Jr. and Alejandra Ceja, executive director of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics, speak about greater college access for Latino students.  With a bachelor’s degree from Harvard, a law degree from...