Class of 2018 Spotlight: Bell High sending two Gates Scholarship winners to the Ivy League

Class of 2018 Spotlight: Bell High sending two Gates Scholarship winners to the Ivy League

Above, from left, Bell High School Principal Rafael Balderas, students Ailene Torres, Beatrice Castillo and Magnet Coordinator Mario Apodaca. The tweet that Principal Rafael L. Balderas posted about two of his graduates read like a message a proud parent would write:...
Class of 2018 Spotlight: Music and passion launch career of Venice High grad

Class of 2018 Spotlight: Music and passion launch career of Venice High grad

Above, Venice High senior Kiev Morales is a professional musician who frequently performs on the Santa Monica Pier. (Photo courtesy of Kiev Morales.) This is part of a series of stories about outstanding graduates of the Class of 2018.   It’s late spring, and...
Teacher Appreciation Week Spotlight: Nimitz teacher goes the distance in creating equitable outcomes for students

Teacher Appreciation Week Spotlight: Nimitz teacher goes the distance in creating equitable outcomes for students

Above, Nimitz Middle School teacher Tiffany Smith teaches her sixth-graders to embrace the lessons of resiliency, character and community. Teacher and Substitute Teacher Appreciation Week is May 7-11, and LAUSD Daily is celebrating the classroom heroes who work every...
L.A. Unified student is global champion for youth with special needs

L.A. Unified student is global champion for youth with special needs

Above, junior Lucy Meyer proudly holds one of two championship trophies won by Hamilton High School’s Unified Sports basketball team. Hamilton High junior Lucy Meyer has dedicated her life to creating a world of inclusiveness, where everyone supports and...