Stories That Inspire

SNAPSHOTS Newsletter

Explore our latest stories, curated from our SNAPSHOTS Newsletter. Get inspired by educators and students within our network of 18 schools. Every two months, we will feature student and teacher profiles and good news from around the network. Read More

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Student Spotlight: Elijah Conorquie – Dreaming big for himself, his family, and his community

Ever since his sophomore year, Elijah Conorquie has been encouraged to keep his grades up by his family and teachers. Elijah, a senior at Jordan High School, is college-bound for Cal State University, Dominguez Hills in the fall. In order to prepare for college, his teachers encouraged him to challenge himself, so he enrolled in...

By Partnership Communications Team

Teacher PROfile: Surpassing the National AP Bio Exam Pass Rate Takes 100% Effort

Recently we spoke with John Cerezo, Advanced Placement Biology (AP Bio) Teacher at Felicitas and Gonzalo Mendez High School, to learn more about how he prepares his lesson plans and students for the AP Bio exam. Here’s what he shared: What attracted you to teaching? At California State University, Long Beach, I saw minimal Latino...

By Partnership Communications Team

Student Spotlight: From L.A. to D.C. – Becoming an Advocate for College Access

Photo: Stephanie outside of California State Senator Kamala Harris’ office in Washington, D.C. Stephanie Ortiz, junior at Math, Science, and Technology Magnet Academy at Roosevelt High School and 2018-19 Partnership Lundquist Fellow, recently had an eye-opening experience. In early February, she was one of four Lundquist Fellows who participated in the two-day National College Access...

By Partnership Communications Team

Teacher PROfile: Restorative Justice Practices Strengthen Relationships at Dolores Huerta Elementary School

Photo: Cooper Haskins (left), 4th Grade Teacher, RCL at Dolores Huerta Elementary School; and Sabrina Sheikh (right), 3rd-5th Special Day Class Teacher, RCL at Dolores Huerta Elementary School. Recently we connected with Cooper Haskins and Sabrina Sheikh, Teachers and Restorative Communities Leads (RCL) at Dolores Huerta Elementary School, about deepening relationships with their peers. Here’s...

By Partnership Communications Team

Teacher PROfile: How Roosevelt’s Instructional Leadership Team Gets Things Done

Roosevelt’s ILT includes members from the following departments: English, Math, Science, Language, Culture and Restorative Justice, College and Attendance, and School Deans, Assistant Principals, and Principal. Pictured are a majority of the ILT members. Top row from L to R: Angelica Flores, Ricardo Chavez, Eftihia Danellis, Dina Mayeda, Romina Ramos, Brendan Schallert, Johanna Garcia, John...

By Partnership Communications