Remembering Miss Edna Hortense Smith’s 100-Year-Old Legacy

Edna Hortense Smith was born in Chipley, Florida on September 21, 1921, and celebrated her 100th birthday with her family and friends in Hawthorn, CA, where she was a resident.  She was a teacher in Florida before moving to California, where she continued her career in education. Ms. Edna was a former graduate of Pepperdine University and was a special education teacher for LAUSD.  She was also a WATTS librarian and an income tax specialist. Ms. Edna had over 17 grandchildren. She was cared for by her grandchildren, Di Laudia and CDell Sims.  She loved to watch CNN news daily

Ready, Set, Go! School is back in person and here’s what you can do to be ready

Fall is around the corner, and this means that soon parents will start shopping for back-to-school items and preparing their children for the first day of school. While the last year has been fraught with challenges for many as a result of the COVID pandemic, Los Angeles Unified families will be happy to know that the district has high safety standards in place at every campus, and schools are gearing up for full-day in-person instruction and enrichment activities five days a week starting Monday, August 16. Here’s what the new school year will look like: Safety First All schools have

Black Lives Matter at Eight Years…and Counting

When #TrayvonMartin’s murderer, George Zimmerman, was acquitted on July 13, 2013, the world erupted and our co-founder Alicia Garza penned a love letter to Black people, closing with the words “Black Lives Matter.” The words, amplified by Patrisse Cullors and Opal Tometi, became a rallying cry for those with the vision and will to end state-sanctioned violence against Black people and build a world of freedom and justice.

Crenshaw’s 3DE Program Promotes Integrative Learning

Starting in Fall 2021, Crenshaw High School will be implementing a new educational program that helps students apply academic subjects into real-life. The program is called 3DE, it is an interdisciplinary program that is in conjunction with Junior Achievement.

LAUSD Reopens All Schools As Of This Week

The remaining middle and high school campuses in the Los Angeles Unified School District began reopening today, meaning all students now have the option to be back on district campuses for the first time in more than a year.