$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...
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...