It’s a first: An LAUSD school is the top feeder to USC’s freshman class, thanks to a neighborhood academic enrichment program
For the first time, there will be more students from an LA Unified high school in USC’s freshman class than from any other, the university announced Wednesday. Thanks to a long-running special program, the Neighborhood Academic Initiative (NAI), 19 of the university’s incoming class this year are from the Foshay Learning Center, which is near USC....
By Craig Clough | September 28, 2016
New program at Nightingale Middle School for college-bound students
An announcement from LA Unified. For more see lausd.net. At Nightingale Middle School, a college degree is within grasp, thanks to a new program there requiring students and their parents to attend Saturday classes. The Neighborhood Academic Initiative has a new home at Nightingale in the Highland Park area of Los Angeles. Directed by the...
By LA School Report | August 15, 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
College counselors on the front lines for low-income students
High school counselors can be the secret weapon in winning admissions for first-generation college applicants.
By Kate Stringer | February 10, 2016
USC ‘masters’ to hear grad speech from LAUSD’s Melendez
Commencement season is upon us and with it, the rush to find moving speakers to lead graduating students through the expensive right of passage. Sometimes schools get lucky, such as UC Irvine, which this year reeled in President Barak Obama by sending 10,000 postcards from students, staff and alumni, inviting him to be the guest...
By Vanessa Romo | May 1, 2014
Morning Read: “Ransom Note”
Prop 30 Is a Ransom Note. But Should We Pay It Anyway? NBC / Prop Zero: Structured around a budget that would trigger big cuts to schools and universities in the event it loses in November, Prop 30 takes California’s kids, and future, hostage, and demands payment. Fuentes agrees to compromises on AB 5: Are they enough? Ed Source: At...
By Hillel Aron | August 24, 2012