Bell High Magnet student aces AP Spanish language exam with perfect score

Bell High Magnet student aces AP Spanish language exam with perfect score

Above, Genesis Aguilera, pictured with Spanish teacher Dulce León, earned a perfect score on her Advanced Placement exam. When the Advanced Placement Spanish Language and Culture Exam was given in May, a total of 163,405 students tested their knowledge and skill in...
Successful English-learner program draws state Superintendent Torlakson to Union Avenue Elementary

Successful English-learner program draws state Superintendent Torlakson to Union Avenue Elementary

Above, State Superintendent Tom Torlakson and policy adviser Briana Mullen chat with English-language students at Union Avenue Elementary School. Seeking successful strategies that could help improve outcomes for English-learners in California’s public schools,...
L.A. Unified schools score across-the-board gains on California’s tough new assessments

L.A. Unified schools score across-the-board gains on California’s tough new assessments

Above, State Schools Superintendent Tom Torlakson discusses state test results, flanked by Chamber of Commerce Executive Vice President David Rattray, School Board President Steve Zimmer and Superintendent Michelle King. L.A. Unified students recorded across-the-board...