Getting ready for college, for pre-K through 12th grade: LAUSD kicks off College Awareness Month
As part of College Awareness Month in October, LA Unified officials on Tuesday presented a new initiative designed to inspire and prepare the district’s students for college, starting at the pre-K and kindergarten level and continuing every year through 12th grade. “The Division of Instruction wanted to begin a dialogue of specific activities by grade level,...
By Craig Clough | October 11, 2016
Summer melt: Why are hundreds of thousands of freshmen dropping out of college before day one?
It’s not uncommon to hear high school teachers compare the college admissions process to a race: There are hurdles, baton passes, the final stretch. But being accepted does not mean a student has crossed the finish line. In fact, the most challenging part of the process can actually come long after the cheers and oversize acceptance...
By Kate Stringer | September 16, 2016
LA Unified receives $13 million to help expose students to college
LA Unified has won a $13 million federal grant intended to expose low-income students to college. The grant will span over seven years and benefit 2,000 students currently in the sixth- and seventh-grades, according to City News Service. The schools involved in the grant are Berendo Middle School, the Helen Bernstein Complex, Le Conte Middle...
By Craig Clough | September 25, 2014