Class of 2017 Spotlight: Motivated 15-year-old graduates from Carson High, heads to UCLA as a sophomore

Class of 2017 Spotlight: Motivated 15-year-old graduates from Carson High, heads to UCLA as a sophomore

Anthony Mercado is too young to drive a car and, for that matter, to shave the peach fuzz from his face. Yet he will graduate next month from Carson High School, after completing all of his required courses – plus a year-and-a-half worth of college – in only two...
Class of 2017 Spotlight: Anonymous letter of encouragement spurs University High grad to the Ivy League

Class of 2017 Spotlight: Anonymous letter of encouragement spurs University High grad to the Ivy League

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. Ask University...
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...
Harbor Teacher Prep Earns Highest National Award for Achievement – Again

Harbor Teacher Prep Earns Highest National Award for Achievement – Again

Above, The national Blue Ribbon School award ceremony included, from left, teachers Amber Smith and Yolanda Kol; Board District 7 Deputy Chief of Staff Nancy Ceballos; School Board Member Dr. Richard Vladovic; Principal Jan Murata; Bobbi Billalobos, vice president...
L.A. Unified, UTLA, city leadership enter historic pact to support student success

L.A. Unified, UTLA, city leadership enter historic pact to support student success

Above, Superintendent Michelle King and UTLA President Alex Caputo-Pearl add their signatures to the L.A. Compact. Los Angeles Unified leaders joined Wednesday with top officials from local government, business, labor and civic organizations in signing the L.A....
New planning guide helps Latino students gear up for a college degree

New planning guide helps Latino students gear up for a college degree

Above, Education Secretary John King Jr. and Alejandra Ceja, executive director of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics, speak about greater college access for Latino students.  With a bachelor’s degree from Harvard, a law degree from...