Vintage Magnet celebrates National Blue Ribbon honors

Vintage Magnet celebrates National Blue Ribbon honors

Above, from left, Students Krystelle Arcinas, Marissa Soto, Nadia Wilson and Alex Lopez pose with Vintage Magnet Principal Nancy Mourao and the National Blue Ribbon plaque awarded by the U.S. Department of Education. L.A. Unified leaders joined students at Vintage...
International Studies Learning Center recognized nationally for educational excellence

International Studies Learning Center recognized nationally for educational excellence

Above, Japanese is one of four world languages taught at the International Studies Learning Center, which has won national acclaim for excellence in education.    International Studies Learning Center in South Gate – where students are taught Spanish, French, Mandarin...
Pioneering teacher honored as Distinguished Educator by Charter College of Education

Pioneering teacher honored as Distinguished Educator by Charter College of Education

Above, Chief Academic Officer Frances Gipson, left, congratulates Joyce Wang for her recognition as a Distinguished Educator.  Joyce Wang, a veteran teacher who founded L.A. Unified’s successful Mandarin immersion program, was honored recently as one of Southern...
Marlton teacher Carol Billone spearheaded transformation of Deaf education

Marlton teacher Carol Billone spearheaded transformation of Deaf education

Marlton School is mourning the loss of one of its most revered teachers, Carol Billone, who in 1968 became the first Deaf teacher to be hired by L.A. Unified. Billone died of cancer on Oct. 31. She was 74. Having moved to Los Angeles with her family at age 3 and then...