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The high school triumphs at the inaugural Formula E School Series held on some of the same streets as the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach.
So says student leader and senior Ashton Williams of the California Academy of Mathematics and Science. He spoke movingly at the most recent school board meeting.
A recent Long Beach College Promise event provides students and families with information on how to prepare for and succeed in college.
George Raveling, the newly elected Basketball Hall of Famer and pioneering college basketball coach, owns the original notes from Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech. He will keynote the annual Most Inspiring Students Awards on May 20.
A recent article features local high schools' efforts to make learning more relevant and engaging for students.
Local students participate in the Concerned African American Parents annual Oration Contest.
Two recent USA Today videos feature innovative work-based instruction that teaches high school students valuable job skills. View the videos.
More than 600 people attend the school district's first-ever Students of Color "Town Hall" Meeting. The event, in partnership with the White House and other large school districts, provides important information on helping to prepare all students for success.
LBUSD students sign up for more than 10,000 Advanced Placement college-level exams. The school district now covers most of the cost so parents don't have to.
View information on discretionary budgets allocated to individual schools.
The school district is one of 11 honorees designated by the state superintendent as model programs of attendance improvement and dropout prevention.
A one-hour special on Common Core State Standards presented by the Spanish-language Univision network features a teacher, student and parent from Millikan High School. Spanish
Jordan's Media and Communication (JMAC) program wins a top honor in the Long Beach Convention and Visitors Bureau's contest, themed "what excites you about Long Beach."
Students and staff earn numerous honors.
The Long Beach College Promise partners win $5 million as part of California Gov. Jerry Brown's Awards for Innovation in Higher Education. The partners include LBUSD, Long Beach City College, Cal State Long Beach and the City of Long Beach.
An article in the national Hechinger Report notes that Long Beach schools have "improved dramatically over the past decade," in part because of a teacher retention rate that is "extremely high for an urban district."
Long Beach Councilman Dee Andrews announces his Sixth District Literacy Program with a kickoff event at Lincoln Elementary, where Jordan High School students help with the festivities.
Members of the Poly High School String Quartet maintain 4.O or better GPAs in between performing with professionals, playing sports and volunteering with the Long Beach Symphony.
Long Beach Rotary treats local preschoolers to a special visit and free books.