A graduation highlight: Oakland teen overcomes fears of parents’ deportation to land a spot at Yale
When Oakland’s Lorena Ortega-Guerrero starts Yale University this fall, she is looking forward to breaking out of her comfort zone. “I grew up in the Bay Area and I’ve spent the majority of my life with other Latinos,” she said, “so I’m excited to push my comfort zone and get perspectives from people who have...
By Lizzie Thompson | June 30, 2016
USC Hybrid High graduates its first class, with all 84 heading to college
*UPDATED The first class to graduate from an innovative university-based charter school in Los Angeles is sending all 84 grads to four-year colleges, most with scholarships. Valerie Childress watched her quadruplets graduate Saturday evening on the campus of the University of Southern California with tears in her eyes. “I said I wasn’t going to cry, but I have been...
By Mike Szymanski | June 13, 2016