- Ed Week: At an L.A. School, Carving Safe Spaces to Share and Learn: Schools like Joyner Elementary have taken extra steps to ensure students feel supported and connected to adults and have replaced traditional forms of discipline, including suspensions, with approaches that teach students how to talk through problems with their peers.
- PBS NewsHour, Parents study up on how to improve college prospects for their children: The NewsHour's April Brown reports on the "Parent College" program that is working to improve graduation rates for underprivileged students in Los Angeles.
- LA Times, Jordan High's staff shakeup puts students on better track: New, motivated teachers have helped improve test scores. The school's turnaround is a key to redeveloping the housing project.
- Education Week, Turnarounds Take Leadership, Humility: Partnership leaders share lessons they've learned about school turnarounds.
- LA Times, Help on the road to higher education: Parent College gives fathers and mothers an introduction to campus life so they can help their teenagers gain admission.
- KNBC-LA, LA Schools Improve on Standardized Tests: For the first time ever, Roosevelt Magnet School passed the state's benchmark score of 800 out of 1,000 on the Academic Performance Index (API). It's one of several LA schools that showed improvement after being taken over by the nonprofit Partnership for Los Angeles.
- Associated Press, Calif. schools expand lessons via computer: Known as "blended learning," the concept has been particularly embraced by charter and independently run schools as a way to boost student achievement.