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...
Dual-language students declare, ‘Nous parlons français à Richland Avenue Elementary School’

Dual-language students declare, ‘Nous parlons français à Richland Avenue Elementary School’

Above, Principal Gerard Granade declares, ‘We speak French at Richland.’ Ask them to name the colors in the U.S. or French flags, and the kindergartners at Richland Avenue Elementary School are just as likely to answer “rouge, blanc et bleu” as...
District celebrates language as cultural bridge with video challenge, month-long observance

District celebrates language as cultural bridge with video challenge, month-long observance

In recognition of April as National Bilingual/Multilingual Learner Advocacy Month, L.A. Unified is showcasing stories and sharing strategies for celebrating the linguistic diversity of the nation’s second-largest school district. The Multilingual and...
Students, educators and communities honor the life and legacy of César E. Chávez

Students, educators and communities honor the life and legacy of César E. Chávez

By Elvia Perez Cano and Samuel Gilstrap Office of Communications Joining observances taking place around L.A. Unified and across the nation, students at Pinewood Elementary School held a special assembly to mark the birthday Friday of César E. Chávez, the late civil...
Ambassador School of Global Leadership students expand world view as Model UN delegates

Ambassador School of Global Leadership students expand world view as Model UN delegates

Above, from left, participants in the Berkeley Model UN program included teacher Vy Hoang, Nancy Sanchez, Lauren Kim, Jairo Alonso, Desiree Tevez, Jose Spindola, Tommy Kim, Michelle Yi, Brian Godoy, Jacqueline Hernandez and teacher Vimal Gairola. By Vimal Gairola...
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...