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July 24, 2014

Partnership For LA Schools Adds Four New Members To Board Of Directors

The Partnership for Los Angeles Schools today announced the addition of four new members to its Board of Directors. New members to the Partnership Board are Maria Casillas, who retired from the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) in 2013 and returned for a short term last Spring as the Interim Deputy Superintendent of Instruction; Peter Sanders, Public Information Director for the Los Angeles Fire Department; Traci Taylor, 99th St. Elementary teacher and Joy Lee, Roosevelt High School math teacher.

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July 23, 2014

DIRECTV Fosters Learning with Math Challenge

Now in its second year, the DIRECTV Math Challenge fosters a love of math in elementary and middle school students through a variety of incentives, including field trips, backpacks, pizza parties and more.  

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July 23, 2014

Community Unites to Makeover Markham Middle School

Nearly 100 volunteers from Creative Artists Agency and the Watts community came together at the Markham Middle School campus last month to makeover the campus. Students, staff, volunteers and community members revamped the campus, covering the school in a lively color scheme, creating inspirational murals across the campus and improving landscaping. Volunteers enjoyed lunch provided by a fleet of food trucks while families enjoyed various kid's activities, including a party jumper.  

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July 23, 2014

New Boards to Advise the Partnership

As we strengthen and grow our model, fostering involvement from our network is crucial to the Partnership's future and longevity. Toward that end, three advisory boards are being developed to ensure we have strong stakeholder voice to drive a broader dialogue on the direction of the Partnership.

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July 23, 2014

Teachers, Students and Parents Display Their Talents and Share Their Stories at 2nd Annual "Believe With Me" Gala

Nearly 500 supporters, students and teachers joined us for the Partnership's second annual Believe With Me Gala in downtown LA, to witness the amazing work and talents of Partnership students and teachers.

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July 10, 2014

Partnership for LA Schools Awarded $650k Grant by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation to Support K-3 Literacy

The Partnership for Los Angeles Schools today announced it has been awarded a $650K grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF) to support the Partnership K-3 Literacy Initiative at the six Partnership elementary schools over the next three years. The Literacy Initiative will provide professional development for 140 K-3 teachers with the goal of accelerating gains in literacy for 3,000 students. 

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July 03, 2014

The 6th Annual FACE Awards, an Evening of STARS!

Parents, students and schools attended the 6th Annual Family and Community Engagement, “An Evening of STARS” Awards ceremony on May 29th, 2014.  Over 300 dedicated individuals convened at the Los Angeles Theatre Center in Downtown to celebrate their yearlong efforts in engaging more than 1,800 families, by hosting over 25 Family Academic Nights and over 550 parent workshops. 

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April 08, 2014

Partnership Initiative Leads to Historic Protections for High-Need Schools

The Partnership for Los Angeles Schools issued the following statement today regarding the announcement of a pending settlement in the historic case of Reed v. State of California, et al.

“At the Partnership for Los Angeles Schools, our mission is about equity. We strive to empower all students with a high-quality education, no matter where they live. That's why we contacted the ACLU and Public Counsel and asked them to take this case in the first place," said Joan Sullivan, CEO of the Partnership for Los Angeles Schools. "Today, thanks to ongoing collaboration, we have all parties coming together around a landmark settlement that promises to bring students across Los Angeles closer to the educational opportunity they deserve."

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April 01, 2014

Wasserman Transforms Carver and the Whole Notion of "Day of Service"

What can be accomplished in one Day of Service was redefined this past fall when more than 80 volunteers from the Wasserman Foundation and Wasserman Media Group descended upon Carver Middle School in South LA and made their Day of Service a day of true transformation.

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January 14, 2014

Mr. Espinoza Gets A+ For His Dedication to Students

As soon as Oscar Espinoza enters his classroom, he is instantly busy talking to a student who needs help with his grades. Unphased, Mr. Espinoza, teacher and Magnet Coordinator at Markham Middle School, puts everything down and assists the student with a grade change; he makes phone calls and arranges to help the student raise his grade.

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