In the Field

June 13th, 2017

New class of Hybrid High graduates turns excellence into a tradition

Following in the footsteps of the last year’s inaugural class, all of this year’s seniors earned admittance to college

May 31st, 2017

Often underestimated, student with special needs finds way to USC

Reo Kobayashi, a senior at USC Hybrid High, hasn’t let cerebral palsy stop his success

May 30th, 2017

MAT alum Kearstie Hernandez describes a typical day as a high school chemistry teacher

MAT alum Kearstie Hernandez describes a typical day as a high school chemistry teacher

April 3rd, 2017

New gift to fund long-term study of college retention

Mary and Daniel James want to help researchers find out what helps first-generation college students persist

February 17th, 2017

At DSAG awards dinner, attention turns to women in school leadership

2017 DSAG Hall of Fame honoree Maria Ott emphasizes mentorship

January 12th, 2017

L.A.’s teenage girls find representation at ‘Hidden Figures’ screening

Thousands of students packed the Galen Center for a star-studded showing of Hidden Figures

November 1st, 2016

Positive school climates improve learning for students in low-income families, research review finds

But researchers find wide variances in how school climate is defined, which they say is an urgent problem

September 1st, 2016
English teacher Victor Gonzalez chats with students after class at the newly opened USC College Prep, Santa Ana Campus. (USC Photo/Margaret Molloy)

In Santa Ana, new USC high school aims high

Most of the students in the college prep school’s first freshman class come from the local community — and they’re feeling the faculty’s high expectations

June 13th, 2016
USC Hybrid High Graduation

USC Hybrid High Graduates First-Ever Senior Class

All graduates were accepted into at least one college, and collectively earned more than $5 million in scholarships

April 21st, 2016
D. J. Kast (front) with her students.

Alumna leads Next Gen STEM workshop

Promotes robotic inquiry for fourth and fifth graders