$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...
Short Avenue Elementary wins $10,000 library makeover as winner of Summer Reading Challenge

Short Avenue Elementary wins $10,000 library makeover as winner of Summer Reading Challenge

Standing on its end, the ceremonial check for $10,000 made out to Short Avenue Elementary School stands as tall as 5-year-old Luna Vargas. Thanks to the outsize accomplishment by the pint-size youngster – who with her parents read more than 100 minutes a week as part...
Sprint 1Million project aims to close the ‘homework gap’ for thousands of L.A. Unified students

Sprint 1Million project aims to close the ‘homework gap’ for thousands of L.A. Unified students

Above: Garfield High freshmen Andrea Sierra, left, and Ana Vargas exhibit mobile ‘hot spots’ and ChromeBooks that will help them stay connected outside of the school day. Nearly 9,000 L.A. Unified students are receiving mobile “hot spot” devices they can...
Students ‘challenged’ to solve complex problems and become tomorrow’s leaders

Students ‘challenged’ to solve complex problems and become tomorrow’s leaders

Above: Excited members of this year’s Challenge Los Angeles competitors from Grant Senior High School, from left, senior Ashley Chavarria and juniors Miriam Lara, Vanessa Vazquez and Alexis Chavarria. by Monica Carazo, Office of Communications Students are often told...
Vintage Magnet, Harbor Teacher Prep honored with National Blue Ribbon awards

Vintage Magnet, Harbor Teacher Prep honored with National Blue Ribbon awards

Above, the award-winning Vintage Math/Science/Technology Magnet features a hands-on approach to learning. Two L.A. Unified schools – Vintage Magnet in North Hills and Harbor Teacher Preparation Academy in Wilmington – were named today as National Blue Ribbon Schools...