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January 04, 2016

Guest Column: “You Are Beautiful” Campaign Uplifts Roosevelt Campus

Ten years ago, artist Matthew Hoffman decided to create a positive self-affirming message, “You Are Beautiful,”and spread that message globally by using small two-inch stickers. Theodore Roosevelt High School and Math, Science and Technology Magnet Academy at Roosevelt (MSTMA) students adopted Hoffman’s concept by hosting a weeklong “You Are Beautiful” celebration from November 16th through the 20th.

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January 04, 2016

Introducing the Lundquist Fellows Class of 2015-16!

This month, we announced the Partnership’s highly anticipated Lundquist Fellows class of 2015-16! A total of 22 students from across the Partnership’s middle and high schools were selected after a competitive interview process. The Richard and Melanie Lundquist Fellows Program launched in 2010 to identify and develop promising young leaders who have already demonstrated leadership, and commitment to their school, education and communities.

 

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January 04, 2016

Education Spotlight: Emily Grijalva, English Teacher, Mendez High School

On a brisk Saturday morning, Emily Grijalva beamed with pride as her student, Metztli Garcia, explained her project. Garcia’s work is part of a photography exhibit organized by Las Fotos Project, a local arts organization that empowers young girls through photography and self-expression. The exhibit titled, “Home” is currently on display at Self-Help Graphics, a community arts center located across the street from Mendez High School, where Ms. Grijalva is an English teacher. Moments like these bring her teaching philosophy to life: “education should always extend itself beyond the classroom and into the community.” 

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December 17, 2015

Graduation Rate for Partnership for LA Schools More Than Doubles to 77%

The Partnership for Los Angeles Schools today announced that according to data released by the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), its network graduation rate has more than doubled since its founding in 2008 from 36% to 77%.  This represents a 7-point increase from the previous year and a 41-point increase over the network’s seven-year history. 

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November 19, 2015

Educator Spotlight: Mr. Jose Lara, Social Justice Educator & Dean, Santee Ed Complex

During his first few years at Santee Education Complex, where he began his teaching career 10 years ago, Mr. Jose Lara frequently asked himself, "What have I done?!" Undeterred, Mr. Lara decided to fight back, arming students with lessons from their past to create common ground and quell tensions on campus. His passion for ethnic studies recently earned him the NEA's "2015 Social Justice Activist of the Year Award."
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November 04, 2015

Jordan Counselor Presents at CSU High School College Counselors Conference

Jordan High School's head counselor, Sandra Lopez, participated in a panel at the CSU High School College Counselors Conference held last month at the Pasadena Convention Center.

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October 27, 2015

Students from Math, Science & Technology Magnet Academy at Roosevelt High Address National Education Leaders in Washington D.C.

The Partnership for Los Angeles Schools today announced that one of its schools, Math, Science & Technology Magnet Academy at Roosevelt High School (MSTMA), made history today as the first California school to address the State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA). Students made their presentation during the Education Forum at the association’s annual Leadership Summit.

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October 16, 2015

Banc of California Grants $100K to the Partnership & Commits Volunteers to Launch Financial Literacy Program at Parent College

The Partnership for Los Angeles Schools today announced it has received a $100K contribution from the Banc of California to support a multi-tiered financial literacy program that will impact Partnership families in South L.A., Boyle Heights, and Watts. 

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September 08, 2015

Partnership for Los Angeles Schools Welcomes 107th St. Elementary to Growing Family

We are excited to announce that the Partnership for Los Angeles Schools has, at the invitation of the Los Angeles Unified School District, brought 107th Street Elementary School into our family. This is a wonderful validation of our collective work and a tremendous opportunity for us to increase our impact and empower more students with a high-quality education.

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September 08, 2015

Educator Spotlight: Ms. Buck & Mr. Pratt

We are excited to kick-off the 2015-16 school year with the addition of two proven educators and leaders at two Partnership middle schools. Ms. Tasha Buck, who is the new principal of Carver Middle School and Ms. Elizabeth Pratt, who is now leading Gompers Middle School.  

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