Graduating senior Logan Dunn, 17, leveraged his talents to transform 63 square feet of wall space at the Huntington Beach campus into a tribute to Thurgood Marshall, Rosa Parks, Jackie Robinson and Martin Luther King, Jr.
“I’m pretty satisfied,” the young artist said. “It came together a lot better than I thought.”
According to the Daily Pilot, it was the 10th campus mural produced under the direction of Edison art teacher Jennie Roy-Atwood, and the entire senior student body picked the theme.
And here are some of the other news stories from the week ending July 2:
Not far from where she and her brothers were once denied enrollment at a school because of their Mexican heritage, civil rights icon Sylvia Mendez visited Westminster High School to help dedicate a brand new learning pavilion named in her honor.
The Lowell Joint School District, which has long operated under the umbrella of the Los Angeles County Office of Education, transferred over to OCDE’s jurisdiction starting Thursday, July 1. The shift, approved by local voters last year, is believed to be a first for a school district.
Buoyed by a robust infusion of federal dollars and California’s progressive tax structure, state legislative leaders agreed on a spending plan for 2021-22 that would provide record funding for public schools while adding a year of school for 4-year-olds and significantly expanding financial aid for college students.
Childhood experts say the impacts of the pandemic may linger for years to come for children who have fallen behind socially, academically and emotionally. One report suggests the average U.S. student has lost the equivalent of five to nine months of learning.