Dual language programs added to ‘Choices’ brochure as Unified Enrollment begins

Dual language programs added to ‘Choices’ brochure as Unified Enrollment begins

Above, Teacher Karina Hung leads a Mandarin class at Braddock Drive Elementary School. Dual language programs are now included in the new Unified Enrollment system. L.A. Unified is launching the first phase of its highly anticipated Unified Enrollment system,...
Profile of an educator: Brenda Pensamiento, learning to dream one mile at a time

Profile of an educator: Brenda Pensamiento, learning to dream one mile at a time

Above, Hamilton High principal Brenda Pensamiento, walks the halls with leadership student Usbaldo Ramirez-Perez. Not long after her third child was born, Hamilton Senior High School principal Brenda Pensamiento recalls running her first marathon. “Before that I was...
KPMG opens doors to literacy with donation of 60,000 children’s books

KPMG opens doors to literacy with donation of 60,000 children’s books

Above, KPMG volunteer Mary Kelly reads ‘Officer Buckle and Gloria’ to a rapt third-grade class at Commonwealth Avenue Elementary School. When KPMG executives recently announced that the accounting giant is donating 60,000 books to L.A. Unified, they didn’t...
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...