Students build on STEM concepts – literally – to save the planet

Students build on STEM concepts – literally – to save the planet

“If a tree falls in the forest, and no one is there to hear it, you still can. And, so can the world.” The new take on the old adage promotes Rainforest Connection, a San Francisco-based nonprofit that is using repurposed technology to fight illegal logging in...
Local District West building bridges to universities in its own backyard

Local District West building bridges to universities in its own backyard

Above: Local District West Superintendent Cheryl Hildreth presents Middle College High School graduate Diana Monterrosa with her associate’s degree two weeks before she receives her high school diploma. Students, faculty and leaders from Local District West...
Class of 2017 Spotlight: Taft High graduate overcomes adversity with positive approach to life

Class of 2017 Spotlight: Taft High graduate overcomes adversity with positive approach to life

Above, Isabella Salano takes in the L.A. skyline from the roof of the Dream Center, where she lives with her mother and siblings. The goal of L.A. Unified is to provide students with the knowledge and skills to graduate prepared for college, career and life. As we...
Class of 2017 Spotlight: Edison Scholarship paves way to the Ivy League for Garfield High graduate

Class of 2017 Spotlight: Edison Scholarship paves way to the Ivy League for Garfield High graduate

The goal of L.A. Unified is to provide students with the knowledge and skills to graduate prepared for college, career and life. As we near the end of the school year, we are featuring stories about some of the outstanding members of the Class of 2017. Garfield Senior...