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...
Eagle Rock campus pilots ShakeAlert earthquake warning system

Eagle Rock campus pilots ShakeAlert earthquake warning system

Above, Eagle Rock High School students hunker under their desks during a recent earthquake drill. By Ellen Morgan Office of Communications With deadly earthquakes recently devastating Mexico and Japan, residents in Los Angeles have been wondering when the “big...
Sports in space: Palms Middle School adds ‘athletics’ to the STEAM experience

Sports in space: Palms Middle School adds ‘athletics’ to the STEAM experience

Above: Students examine a wheel designed for “Rover” devices built for exploration on Mars. When STEM programs morphed into STEAM, most schools added “arts” to the focus on science, technology, engineering and math. But, at Palms Middle School,...
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...