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December 19, 2014

Partnership Adds Three Civic Leaders to Board of Directors

The Partnership for Los Angeles Schools today announced the addition of three new members to its Board of Directors: Lindsey Kozberg, strategic advisor at California Strategies, Daniel Lefler, partner in the Los Angeles office of Irell & Manella LLP, and Diana Torres, commercial litigation and intellectual property partner at the international law firm, Kirkland & Ellis LLP. 

December 08, 2014

The Sheri & Les Biller Family Foundation Renews Commitment to Partnership with $350K Grant

The Sheri and Les Biller Family Foundation has renewed its investment in the Partnership with a $350K grant. Funds will primarily support leadership development for principals in addition to the broader school transformation work of the Partnership. The Biller Family Foundation has invested over $2.5 million in the Partnership’s work since the organization’s launch in 2008.

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October 10, 2014

Show, Don’t Just Tell: Restorative Practices Learning Visits

We don’t just tell people about our work with restorative practices; we open our doors and invite them in. We welcome visitors to participate in circle, interview our students and staff, and engage in deep conversations about the lessons we’ve learned. On September 18th, Roosevelt, Gompers and Markham had visits from two school networks and several community partners eager to see our implementation of restorative practices in action.

September 09, 2014

School and Classroom Environments Shine with Collective Action

Something’s different this year. Walking down the halls of our schools, there’s something notably different about the school and classroom environments. It’s not just the summer deep cleaning or the freshly waxed floors (though they help); there’s something collective about our environment expectations that has shifted the way schools and classrooms look and feel across the Partnership network. 

August 21, 2014

Reflections From Partnership Summer Interns

This summer the Partnership once again welcomed several interns to work alongside our staff to learn more about our turnaround efforts. Interns came from all over the State including Berkeley, CA. Partnership summer interns participated in everything from family and community engagement to assisting the CEO and the executive team. We asked our interns to reflect on their time at the Partnership.

July 23, 2014

Culture and Climate Corner: Restorative Justice at Three Partnership Schools

With the generous support of The California Endowment and the technical assistance of the California Conference for Equality and Justice, Roosevelt High, Markham Middle and Gompers Middle Schools each received a Restorative Justice coordinator to develop and implement restorative practices this past school year.

December 16, 2013

Partnership Teachers Embark on Teaching Fellowship in the Middle East

A colleague once remarked to me that teaching is about enabling connections. We work to connect students to the content, to ourselves, or to their classroom peers in an effort to engage their minds in learning. As educators, we should similarly connect ourselves in as many ways as possible to those who can help us further refine our craft. One way of enabling this is by traveling abroad and fostering relationships with educators of different nationalities. Not only do we gain insight into how different cultures approach the central problems in education, but we see our own society's approach to education with fresh perspective. Such a trip is invigorating both on personal and professional levels.

November 05, 2012

Like Everything About LA, Being Education Mayor Is Different

It's been almost eight years since Antonio Villaraigosa moved into LA City Hall and announced fixing the public schools would be a hallmark of his administration -- even though he had no formal control over the school district. Cynics scoffed and advisors cautioned, but the new mayor was on a mission and the behemoth Los Angeles Unified School District, or LAUSD, would never be the same.

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Parent College- Boyle Heights
Roosevelt High School, 456 S Mathews St., Los Angeles, CA 90023
Saturday, Jan 31 09:00AM

Come learn more about how you pay for college. 

Childcare, breakfast, lunch, and transportation provided!

For more information, contact Erica Valencia-Adachi: 

(213) 201-2000 ext. 246

Family University Day at Cal State LA
Buses will pick transport parents from various locations, 90045
Saturday, Feb 14 09:00AM

Each year we the Partnership for LA Schools hosts the Parent College Annual Family University Day, which has been featured in the LA Times ( and was recently the subject of a PBS segment (

The trip includes workshops on financial aid and admittance,  opportunities to talk with college students and faculty on topics pertaining to college life such as financial aid, challenges when applying to a university and the importance of parent involvement in ensuring a child makes it to college. 

Last year was our third annual trip, which yielded over 900 participants to the University of California, Irvine, and this year we are expecting to have even more participants.

Free transoprtaton available! 

The trip is free and open to all LA-area paretns. To RVSP or for more informaiton contact Erica at (213) 201-2000 Ext. 246.

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