$11 million GEAR UP grant helps students map their own destinies

$11 million GEAR UP grant helps students map their own destinies

Above: Le Conte Middle School sixth-graders are joined by educators and officials from the Youth Policy Institute as they proclaim readiness to plan for college. More than 2,000 Los Angeles students will benefit from a new $11.2 million federal grant that aims to...
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...
Learning about stories of survival and resilience with help from an author and a movie star

Learning about stories of survival and resilience with help from an author and a movie star

Above: Loung Ung, acclaimed author of First They Killed My Father autographs copies of her book for grateful Girls Academic Leadership Academy students. Girls Academic Leadership Academy (GALA) students are engaged in an extraordinary lesson about bravery, resilience...
Local District South, Los Angeles Trade Tech innovate to create new pathways to higher education

Local District South, Los Angeles Trade Tech innovate to create new pathways to higher education

Above: “Let’s go to college!” Senior Adrian Frias from Rancho Dominguez Preparatory School in Long Beach speaks about his positive experiences with dual enrollment programs. By Eric Grow, Local District South Expanding on a recent agreement allowing...
Students, educators, community partners set the stage for future careers in medicine

Students, educators, community partners set the stage for future careers in medicine

With experts anticipating a major shortage of medical professionals in the next decade, two L.A. Unified schools – Venice Senior High School and the Girls Academic Leadership Academy – are doing their part to grow the next generation of leaders in biomedical sciences....