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football

Signing Days Celebrate Football Players at Hillcrest and Fairley

April 2, 2019

Memphis’ Fairley High School and Hillcrest High School hosted their annual Signing Days, celebrating nine football senior football players who signed letters of intent to attend universities across the country.

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Grandparent

Why This Grandparent Loves His Grandchildren’s School

March 25, 2019

Meet a proud Ánimo Phillis Wheatley Charter Middle School grandparent! When his children were growing up work limited the time he had to particpate in their education and lives at school. But now with as a grandparent he’s able to play a critical role in his grandchildren’s education and he couldn’t be happier.

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Math

How This Student Grew Over Three Years in Math in Just One Year

March 19, 2019

When Lorenzo Mays, now a sophomore at Bluff City High School, entered the school as a freshman, his iReady testing results demonstrated second to fifth grade proficiency in multiple math subjects.

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Literature

These Students are Closing Achievement Gaps in Reading — Here’s How

March 5, 2019

Though the school day is over, students at Ánimo James B. Taylor Charter Middle School (JBT) eagerly enter Krystle Braxton’s classroom. They quickly sign in, grab Kindle E-readers, and crowd around a table, eager to read and discuss the book of the month: A Wrinkle in Time.

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Locke

L.A. Times: Locke Girls’ Soccer Team Has the Help of Two Coach-Cops

February 27, 2019

Two local police officers have begun volunteering as co-coaches for Locke’s soccer team. Said Officer Martinez: “We went to several other schools, but the reason we picked Locke was the coach had a high standard.”

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Immigration

USCDornsife: Stories of Immigration

February 22, 2019

A plaque near a series of shops on First Street in Little Tokyo stands as a reminder of family history for one USC Dornsife student. It honors the area’s original shopkeepers, including Chiyo Machikawa, a jewelry store owner.

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growth

How School Culture Helped This Student Academically

February 21, 2019

Meet Pedro Barreras, a senior at Ánimo Pat Brown Charter High School (APB). In eighth grade at a nearby middle school Barreras was struggling in both math and English, demonstrating the math proficiency of a fourth grader and the English proficiency of a fifth grader. Just three years later, in his junior year at APB, Barreras showed dramatic growth.

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Culture

How Cougar Cash is Helping Transform Students Like Jeremiah

February 19, 2019

When Jeremiah Mason joined Kirby Middle School in sixth grade, he admits he was getting in a fair amount of trouble. “I didn’t know anyone, and I argued about work and I was fighting,” reflected Mason, currently in eighth grade. “But now, it’s just calm.”

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program

Just Keep Livin Foundation: “Conscious Living”

February 14, 2019

Anthony Thomas, math teacher at Ánimo South Los Angeles Charter High School was recognized by the just keep livin Foundation (JKL) for his work with students and service to the community.

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Why This Parent Chose Fairley

January 29, 2019

“The summer before my daughter’s freshman year, we didn’t have a high school picked out,” said this Fairley parent. Learn why she and her daughter eventually chose Fairley!

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USC

USC News: Parents’ Sacrifices Drive First-Generation USC Student to Succeed

January 28, 2019

Seeing her mom and dad work tough jobs to survive motivates USC Mork Family Scholar Jacqueline Martinez to provide them and others in similar circumstances with a better life.

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UPAS Parents March

Parent Leaders Foster Change For Their Communities

January 22, 2019

This fall, United Parents and Students (UPAS) hosted thousands of local parents, students, and community members at the the fifth annual United Parents and Students assembly, Forward SoCal, at USC’s Bovard Auditorium. Since the assembly, UPAS leaders have obtained significant commitments from city council members and elected officials.

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