City Council honors Ekchian during Armenian Genocide observance

City Council honors Ekchian during Armenian Genocide observance

Above, City Councilman Paul Krekorian presents Interim Superintendent Vivian Ekchian with a proclamation recognizing her commitment to the students of Los Angeles. Interim Superintendent Vivian Ekchian was honored Wednesday by the Los Angeles City Council during a...
Kenter Canyon second-grader teaches everyone how to dream big

Kenter Canyon second-grader teaches everyone how to dream big

Above: Eight-year-old Quinn Pruitt held a special event to raise money to find a cure for Angelman Syndrome, which affects his twin sister, Emma. A few years ago when Quinn Pruitt was learning to walk and talk, he noticed his twin sister, Emma, wasn’t able to do...
Boys Academy celebrating growth and brotherhood in inaugural year

Boys Academy celebrating growth and brotherhood in inaugural year

Above: With encouragement from Principal Donald Moorer, seventh-grader Ze’Rion Rivera adds water to a ‘tree of life,’ part of a morning ritual designed to promote positivity, growth and reflection.  The first-ever boys academy in L.A. Unified is now...
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...