City Council honors Ekchian during Armenian Genocide observance

City Council honors Ekchian during Armenian Genocide observance

Above, City Councilman Paul Krekorian presents Interim Superintendent Vivian Ekchian with a proclamation recognizing her commitment to the students of Los Angeles. Interim Superintendent Vivian Ekchian was honored Wednesday by the Los Angeles City Council during a...
Hard work is a labor of love for Acadeca’s Coach of the Year

Hard work is a labor of love for Acadeca’s Coach of the Year

The Academic Decathlon team from the Valley Academy of Arts and Sciences shows off its trophies and medals. From left, Richard Diaz, Erandi Rubi, Justin Hogarth, Allen Cuellar, Juan Velasco, Coach Maria Guerra, Team Manager Elizabeth Agazaryan, Heriberto Guzman, Iman...
Mark Twain reaps benefits of investment in neighborhood schools

Mark Twain reaps benefits of investment in neighborhood schools

Above, seventh-grader Jack Wind leads parents on a tour of Mark Twain Middle School in Mar Vista. Enrollment at Mark Twain Middle School has increased nearly 20 percent in the past three years, and parents in communities surrounding the Mar Vista campus want to know...
KPMG fosters love of learning with donation of literacy

KPMG fosters love of learning with donation of literacy

Above, KPMG volunteer Alyse Hayashi reads to first-graders at Ninth Street Elementary School. For Ninth Street Elementary School fourth-grader Jacob North, tackling a “chapter book” or peeling back the cover of a science fiction comic book is like opening...
‘Youth Dreaming’ enchants as LD-Central students showcase their talents

‘Youth Dreaming’ enchants as LD-Central students showcase their talents

Above, clockwise from bottom left, Viver Brasil wows the crowd with its interpretation of the African diaspora; and ballet dancers from the BrockUsRED Dance Company give an emotional performance. (Photos courtesy Dave D’Lugo) It may have been cold and drizzling...