Oct 24, 2016, 8:30 AM
Laila Raymond missed nearly one year of school to bullying. After finally confiding in educators at Fischer Middle School in San Jose, she finally got a break. The school stepped up to end the harassment and Laila has blossomed into an ambitious young woman. With sights set on Stanford and medical…
Oct 17, 2016, 8:30 AM
Kassan Ortiz Farrakhan went from being a troubled student to a model student, working through issues of anger and alienation from a young age. With the help of administrators and counselors, he has learned to understand his own behavior, respect others and make different choices. Now in junior…
Oct 10, 2016, 8:30 AM
Abigail Rosales has spent most of her ten birthdays at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. Due to severe liver failure, Abigail is on the wait list for a full liver transplant. But you would never know about her medical condition given her incredible spirit and positive personality. In fact, she…
Oct 4, 2016, 8:10 AM
There are many situations in which school districts are tasked with investigating complaints. These may involve employee misconduct, uniform complaint procedures (UCP) and sexual harassment or student matters. Regardless of the type of complaint, an effective investigation can prevent costly…
Oct 3, 2016, 8:30 AM
Mohammed Mohammed’s story has a happy ending. But the cruel reality is Mohammed’s story is the exception. Mohammed, ACSA’s Region 18 Every Student Succeeding Award recipient, was born in Iraq. His father owned a car dealership. Terrorist groups used the family’s wealth as an opportunity to incite…
Sep 26, 2016, 8:22 AM
Maria Lopez didn’t have it easy, but she never gave up hope. With help from educators at Antelope High in Roseville Joint Union High School District, Maria graduated in May and dreams of making a difference in the U.S. Air Force. Watch the ACSA Every Student Succeeding story that proves anything is…
Sep 19, 2016, 9:22 AM
Rosalie Reibel is a real life superhero. She beat a pediatric brain tumor (medulloblastoma) thanks to UCSF Children's Hospital. Rosalie recently graduated from Clarendon Elementary in San Francisco USD and started at Presidio Middle School this fall. Watch the ACSA Every Student Succeeding story of…
Sep 12, 2016, 8:22 AM
ACSA Every Student Succeeding winner Journee Jacobs was sexually abused by her own father when she was just seven years old. But with the help of her adoptive mother and educators at Antelope Valley High, Journee graduated in June. She is now pursuing a career in law enforcement.
Aug 29, 2016, 8:22 AM
ACSA Every Student Succeeding winner Lizeth Nance was just two years old when her mother was murdered in Memphis, Tennessee. After suffering years of neglect in the foster care system, Lizeth found love in the arms of her adopted mom, Madonna Nance. Watch the powerful story on a young woman from…
Aug 26, 2016, 8:00 AM
ACSA’s singular focus remains supporting the success of California’s 6.2 million public school students. It is our mission as educators to advocate for our students and prioritize their needs. Accomplishing this singular focus requires leadership on behalf of all of us who stand to create…
Aug 22, 2016, 8:22 AM
ACSA Every Student Succeeding scholarship winner Maria Mendez is a single teenage mother from Monterey who arrived in the United States not knowing any English. Watch the moving story of a young woman who found her inner strength and became the first member in her family to attend college.
Aug 15, 2016, 8:22 AM
There is Alex Mattison, the football player. And then there is Alex Mattison, the man. On the field, Alex is unstoppable. He rushed for 2,057 yards and 22 touchdowns his senior season at San Bernardino High. Off the field, Region 12’s Every Student Succeeding recipient is a young man who enjoys…
Aug 8, 2016, 8:22 AM
If you want to know why music and the arts are so important to a child’s education, watch the Every Student Succeeding story on Gahr Marching Gladiators drumline member Edith Obeso. You'll learn about Edith’s fight to overcome an environment filled with drugs and gangs in order to pursue her passion…
Aug 1, 2016, 8:22 AM
Imagine a life as a teenage mother raising a child, while at the same time chasing your educational goals. For Cristina Angel Manuel, that is her reality with her 3-year-old daughter Rosa Linda.
Jul 25, 2016, 8:22 AM
ACSA Every Student Succeeding winner Michael Moffatt is an LGBT leader at Buena High in Ventura, California. Michael found a stable living environment with Blake Mashburn and Sean Rawlins after bouncing from house to house. Watch the uplifting story of a young man who wants to become a voice for gay…