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...
State officials, L.A. Unified announce opportunity to honor Armenian history through art

State officials, L.A. Unified announce opportunity to honor Armenian history through art

Above, the Armenian Club at North Hollywood High raises money to assist families in need. School Board Member Scott Schmerelson joined California legislators and others Wednesday at North Hollywood High School, where they announced an art contest commemorating the...
Successful English-learner program draws state Superintendent Torlakson to Union Avenue Elementary

Successful English-learner program draws state Superintendent Torlakson to Union Avenue Elementary

Above, State Superintendent Tom Torlakson and policy adviser Briana Mullen chat with English-language students at Union Avenue Elementary School. Seeking successful strategies that could help improve outcomes for English-learners in California’s public schools,...