Friday, May 01, 2009

Working to Make New High School a Success

Here’s a piece I wrote in Eastern Group Publications about the soon-to-open Mendez Learning Center (aka East L.A. High #1). When I was on the LAUSD school board I worked to get the construction of this school back on track and lobbied for the academic focus to be on math/science. I’m happy to say that the campus, located at 1st Street and Mission Road, will have two schools, one focusing on math/science, the other on technology/engineering. All of us involved have a big challenge ahead of us to make sure the two schools are ready to open this fall.