Don Julian Elementary School has been named a California Gold Ribbon School for promoting a college-going culture over the past five years through the No Excuses University program. “This award speaks to the dedication of our entire staff in preparing our students for colleges and careers,” Principal Martha Arceo said. “We are honored to be recognized for the great work we are doing.”
As Bassett High School senior Ailsa Thai wraps up a prestigious scholarship program at Ryman Arts, she has not only sharpened her skills – she has made a life-changing discovery: Artists don’t have to suffer for their work. “There’s a view that artists have to starve to death, but that’s just not true anymore,” Thai, 18, said. “Something I have learned through Ryman Arts is that it’s possible to have a successful career as an artist.”
Bassett High School senior Eric Marquez credits teachers at the school’s Health Academy for helping him discover a deep desire to care for people – inspiration that not only led him to a possible career, but also landed him one of 14 $400 scholarships from the Principal for a Day program.
Many of you may now have heard about a recent court decision requiring the California Department of Education (CDE) to provide participants in a lawsuit with records of 10 million students who attended California schools since Jan. 1, 2008.