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...
Class of 2017 spotlight: Narbonne grad follows her mother’s advice to a career defending her country’s honor

Class of 2017 spotlight: Narbonne grad follows her mother’s advice to a career defending her country’s honor

Roysha Rowland remembers her mother suggesting for years that she join the U.S. military after high school. Roysha resisted the message, practically turning a deaf ear to the idea, until starting 11th grade. Having reached a tipping point by then, the message sank in,...
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...