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Jordan High School Principal and LA Unified Superintendent Tell Us Why Attendance Matters

On September 7, LA Unified Superintendent Austin Beutner visited the homes of the Partnership’s Jordan High School students to promote the importance of school attendance as part of his “Attendance Matters Day” initiative. He was able to speak to parents to get a better understanding of the factors that prohibit students to arrive at school...

Partnership Makes Top Nine of LA School Report’s “Best of 2018 (so far)”

To mark half of the year, the LA School Report has gathered a list of articles and ranked the most popular nine articles of 2018 (so far). A Partnership for Los Angeles Schools article detailing our model and school transformation efforts was ranked the seventh most popular article this year. Check out others and catch...

#PartnershipLAModel: Houston Comes To Los Angeles

On Wednesday, June 6, a delegation from the Houston Independent School District and Mayor’s Office joined us at one of our Partnership schools, Mendez High School, to learn more about our model. See photos here!

Approved LA Unified Board of Education Resolution Will Equitably Fund High-Need Schools

On April 10, the LA Unified Board of Education voted to approve the School Equity Need Index 2.0, which include indicators that more accurately identify and fund the district’s highest need schools. The board authorized $25 million to be allocated in 2018-19 to schools identified as “highest” and “high” need on the new index, and...

Op-Ed by Partnership for LA Schools Co-Founder and Board Member Melanie Lundquist Invites U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to Check Out Partnership Schools

On April 10th, Partnership co-founder Melanie Lundquist published her comments in response to Secretary DeVos’ 60 Minutes interview in an op-ed published in The Hill. Melanie invites the Secretary of Education to visit Partnership schools and see that there are other scalable solutions and options aside from private and charter schools. According to education research...

Partnership Continues to Advocate for More Equitable Funding for Highest-Need Schools

On Wednesday, LA School Report Executive Editor Laura Greanias summarized action steps discussed by LA Unified’s Board toward providing more equitable funding to the district’s highest-need schools, particularly elementary schools. In the next two years, LA Unified can expect nearly $140 million in new funding. Educators, parents, and advocates alike are hoping the Board may...

Carver Middle School Principal Calls for More Equitable Funding in Schools

On March 19th, Principal Latasha Buck of George Washington Carver Middle School published her OpEd in the LA School Report to urge colleagues and LA Unified to more equitably distribute funding for high-need schools, especially elementary schools. On average, at Carver Middle School only 7% of incoming sixth grade students read at grade level. Many...

What We Can Learn from Different Giving Patterns

In a recent article published by Inside Philanthropy, the author, Caitlin Reilly, writes about different philanthropic patterns that we can learn from and how big financial gifts made to non-traditional institutions can have the most impact. In one of her sections she specifically mentions our co-founders, Melanie and Richard Lundquist, for their $85 million contribution...

Partnership Gets Double Feature in LA School Report

On February 21st, Mike Szymanski of the Los Angeles School Report wrote two features about the Partnership for Los Angeles Schools. In one, Mike emphasizes the importance of having a well-rounded leader driving your organization and mission forward. In the other, Mike dives deeper by highlighting the Partnership’s model and the progress made over the...

LA Unified Board of Education Recognizes Melanie and Richard Lundquist

Our co-founders Melanie and Richard Lundquist received special commendation on February 14th from the Los Angeles Unified School District’s Board of Education for their contributions to District schools and students. We are eternally grateful to the Lundquists for their generosity and commitment to our schools! See video here.