Vintage Magnet celebrates National Blue Ribbon honors

Vintage Magnet celebrates National Blue Ribbon honors

Above, from left, Students Krystelle Arcinas, Marissa Soto, Nadia Wilson and Alex Lopez pose with Vintage Magnet Principal Nancy Mourao and the National Blue Ribbon plaque awarded by the U.S. Department of Education. L.A. Unified leaders joined students at Vintage...
Pioneering teacher honored as Distinguished Educator by Charter College of Education

Pioneering teacher honored as Distinguished Educator by Charter College of Education

Above, Chief Academic Officer Frances Gipson, left, congratulates Joyce Wang for her recognition as a Distinguished Educator.  Joyce Wang, a veteran teacher who founded L.A. Unified’s successful Mandarin immersion program, was honored recently as one of Southern...
$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...