Attendance Week activities promote long-term success

Attendance Week activities promote long-term success

Above, clockwise from left, A Grape Street Elementary student walks the red carpet; Hollywood High promotes attendance awareness; the Marlton School rewards students for perfect attendance. By Dr. Michelle Castelo Alferes Director of Pupil Services Student Health and...
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...
The Literacy Project expands outreach to support high-needs schools

The Literacy Project expands outreach to support high-needs schools

Above, entertainer Nick Lachey reads to Emelita Academy Charter students during the kickoff of a nationwide campaign for The Literacy Project. Ask them to name their favorite book, and the second- and third-graders at Emelita Academy Charter will rattle off titles...
Northeast Valley schools ‘STEAM’ ahead with high-tech options

Northeast Valley schools ‘STEAM’ ahead with high-tech options

Above, the Northeast STEAMFest provides a wealth of resources for students interested in robotics.  Scores of schools and hundreds of visitors crowded the campus of Byrd Middle School in Sun Valley on Saturday for Local District Northeast’s second annual STEAMFest,...