Join us as we bring together leaders in the education, health, housing, philanthropy, and government sectors to answer a central question, “how do we heal and what will it take to equitably rebuild with and for communities?”
This LA Times story highlights Pilar Diaz Bombino, who emigrated from Cuba in 2006 and was sworn in as a citizen of the United States on June 8, 2021. And on Wednesday, June 9, she graduated from Jordan High School with a 4.021! (Photo credit: Steve Lopez)
Read our third equity alert focused on the digital divide and our recommendations for how school districts can take action now to ensure all students have home broadband by fall 2021.
In May, as high school seniors make decisions about enrolling in college, we published a new policy brief entitled, “More than a Dream: Using ‘Best Fit’ College Advising to Help Students of Color Succeed.” This brief highlights key data that students and families should have access to when making their college decisions.
The fundamentals of school transformation are as important as ever. As we face a new future of public schooling brought about by a global pandemic and embrace the innovations to come, we believe that maintaining a focus on developing interconnected systems – around curriculum, family engagement, school culture, and more – must remain a priority for system leaders. Launched in February 2020, the Partnership Playbook outlines how to build these systems within and around schools to accelerate equity for low-income students and students of color.
We are implementing a sustainable transformation model across 19 high-need district schools, while influencing large-scale, systemic changes in LA Unified, the state of California, and beyond.