Mark Twain reaps benefits of investment in neighborhood schools

Mark Twain reaps benefits of investment in neighborhood schools

Above, seventh-grader Jack Wind leads parents on a tour of Mark Twain Middle School in Mar Vista. Enrollment at Mark Twain Middle School has increased nearly 20 percent in the past three years, and parents in communities surrounding the Mar Vista campus want to know...
Poet leads Verdugo Hills HS students in creating responses to Big Read LA

Poet leads Verdugo Hills HS students in creating responses to Big Read LA

Above, Advanced Placement students at Verdugo Hills High work on assignments for this year’s Big Read LA program; Dr. Ashaki Jackson and Dale Guy Madison. By Arturo Barcenas Principal Verdudo Hills High School The Verdugo Hills High School Library &...
12 magnet programs honored with National Merit Awards

12 magnet programs honored with National Merit Awards

Above, are the magnet coordinators from the schools honored by the Magnet Schools of America. Front row, from left, Alise Caynen, Marilena Franco, Tabitha Thigpen, Laurie Vallejo, Marleen Riewthong, Fanny Arana, Dawn Brown and Xiutleth Santibanez. Back row, Sam...
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...