In September, Bernadette Yuson was accused of using a racial slur against a black student, while rearranging the desks in class. Yuson, who has been placed on administrative leave by the school district, claims to be innocent.
The STEM Academy on the campus of Hollenbeck Middle School in Boyle Heights currently only offers classes to 9th and 10th grade students, but will add 11th grade in fall 2015 and 12th grade in the fall of 2016.
AD Avila had one week to come up with a 5 minute video that would be entered in the Campus MovieFest at San José State University. The doc, which won the Spartan Pride Award, is about becoming documented and returning to school after 10 years.