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Classroom
Sally Zuniga goes over a lesson at the Student Empowerment Academy, where discipline and personalized attention are credited for raising test scores on the latest Academic Performance Index. (Brian Vander Brug / Los Angeles Times)
Overhead
Sally Zuniga uses a projector go over notes with students in her English class. (Brian Vander Brug / Los Angeles Times)
Rivas
Abraham Rivas, 16, uses a new laptop computer in his American studies class at the Student Empowerment Academy, which offers new computers for students in contrast to other schools with outdated equipment. (Brian Vander Brug / Los Angeles Times)
Portrait
The Student Empowerment Academy’s Sasha Guzman, right, with Elizabeth Dooley, says of teaching at Jefferson: “I’d have to count on kids to be absent to fit everyone in.” (Brian Vander Brug / Los Angeles Times)
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