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...
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...
Not throwing away their shot: Students live and breathe art and history with ‘Hamilton’ Education Program

Not throwing away their shot: Students live and breathe art and history with ‘Hamilton’ Education Program

Above: From left, Cleveland Charter High School juniors John Rhee, Candice Mitra and Brittney Vo perform a music and dance number they wrote about Quaker businessman, patriot and abolitionist Paul Cuffe. Photo by Chelsea Lauren Over 2,600 students from around Los...
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...
Heartfelt letters to their parents win top awards for RFK Visual Arts and Humanities students

Heartfelt letters to their parents win top awards for RFK Visual Arts and Humanities students

Above, Eugene Kwon and Maria Isabel Decolongon compete in the finals of the annual Letter to My Parents Contest. The two students from RFK’s School for the Visual Arts and Humanities won top honors for their entries. Their stories are of abandonment and...