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20th Street Elementary and the Partnership Profiled in KPCC and LAist

On August 23, Education Reporter Kyle Stokes published an extensive feature about 20th Street Elementary School’s academic progress in KPCC and LAist. Learn how 20th Street has been transformed in this two-part KPCC series featuring teachers and parents (listen to audio below). Congratulations to Principal Mario Garcielita, the entire school staff and all 20th Street parents...

Partnership Teacher Featured in LA School Report’s Teacher Spotlight Series

On August 7, Partnership teacher Alicia Morris from Mendez High School was featured in the Teacher Spotlight series by LA School Report. The Q&A with Ms. Morris describes in detail her “Computer Science for All” initiative at Mendez High. The LA School Report cites a study which notes that computer science is not offered at...

Op-Ed: Mendez High School Principal Celebrates End to Random Wanding

On July 8, EdSource published an op-ed from our own Mendez High School Principal, Mauro Bautista, regarding the sunsetting of random wanding in LA Unified schools. This is a win for the dignity of all students and we applaud all those who worked to end random metal detector searches – especially our youth! Read more...

Op-Ed: Partnership Opposes HUD Proposal

Today, La Comadre published an op-ed by Joan Sullivan, CEO of the Partnership for Los Angeles Schools, informing readers of the impact that a new HUD proposal would have on mixed-status families. Read about the Partnership’s opposition to the new proposal and how it may result in the loss of stable housing for thousands of...

Equity and Justice Alert: Help Ensure Housing Stability for Thousands of Student and Families

We know that students need stability in order to thrive. Unfortunately, young scholars in the highest need communities often face some of the greatest obstacles to finding stability, and recently the federal government has proposed a new rule to make it even harder. Will you help us defeat this proposal? The Department of Housing and...

Insightful LA School Report Q&A with Ryan Smith about closing the achievement gap

On June 10, 2019, LA School Report published a Q&A with Partnership Chief External Officer Ryan Smith, who was recently appointed co-chair of California’s “Closing the Achievement Gap” initiative by State Superintendent Tony Thurmond. The initiative will address ways to close achievement gaps and improve educational outcomes for students in California’s high- and highest-need public...

Ellen DeGeneres, Cheerios, and The Daniels Family Partner to Give Students New Shoes

Thanks to The Daniels Family, each student at 107th Street Elementary and STEAM Magnet School received a new pair of shoes in late May! The Ellen DeGeneres Show and Cheerios partnered to give the Daniels family their own series – “Do Good Daniels”– and $500,000 to give back to deserving people. Christi and Robert Daniels...

Joan Sullivan and Ryan Smith join EdSource’s webinar

EdSource and the Partnership for Los Angeles Schools partnered to explore what it would take to get to a fair and adequate level of funding for all schools. Joan Sullivan and Ryan Smith were joined by a distinguished panel of experts on May 21 for a discussion on school finance and equity. View the recorded...

Why the Arts Matter at Jordan High School

Spectrum News 1 took to Jordan High School to highlight the importance of arts education for students. Jordan High School teacher, Nicolas Corona, leads the performing arts program and says that the arts is an outlet for students to find their voice and create community with each other. View the clip here.

MSTMA Student Featured by Univision for Being Accepted to Stanford University

Univision interviewed Jesús Cervantes, MSTMA student, and his parents to learn more about how they prepared for Jesús’ academic success, which resulted in his acceptance to Stanford University. More than preparation, his parents say, Jesús has always been dedicated, caring, friendly, and goal-oriented. Learn more about this student’s journey and how proud his parents are...