The Los Angeles Strike: A Teacher’s Perspective

On January 14, Los Angeles teacher and AdoptAClassroom.org guest blogger Dr. Jakeisha Gibson joined her fellow teachers on strike for smaller class sizes, increased salaries, and the hiring of more nurses and counselors to meet growing student needs. The night before the strike, Jakeisha detailed on her blog the feelings she and her students experienced […]

Vanessa Hudgens’ Big Surprise

AdoptAClassroom.org teamed up with Kohl’s and Vanessa Hudgens to give teachers and students in Los Angeles a BIG surprise during their first week of school. Actress Vanessa Hudgens announced to more than 1,700 students at The Accelerated Schools in L.A. that they would each receive a pair of brand new Nike sneakers. But the students weren’t the […]