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We Stand With DACA Recipients Because Home Is Here!

This week, families across the nation showed their strength and resilience as they rose to take a stand in support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. This is particularly important to us at the Partnership for Los Angeles Schools because the LA region is home to the largest number of DACA recipients...

Partnership for Los Angeles Schools’ Network Demonstrates Impressive Growth in California’s Smarter Balanced Test Results and Continues to Narrow the Achievement Gap

October 9, 2019 LOS ANGELES – Today’s California Department of Education (CDE) report on the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (commonly known as Smarter Balanced or SBAC) results show that for the 2018-19 school year, the percentage of students in the Partnership for Los Angeles Schools’ (the Partnership) network meeting or exceeding English...

Partnership and LA Unified Board Member Gonez Oppose Proposed HUD Rule

This week, LA Unified Board Member Kelly Gonez and Partnership CEO Joan Sullivan co-authored an op-ed published in The Hill. The opinion piece reinforces a message sent by the Partnership in June that the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) proposed federal housing rule would eliminate housing stability for thousands of students. The proposed...

Coalition of 60 Groups Urges LA and CA to Double Down on K-12 Equity

Like California’s recent college admissions scandals demonstrate, privilege and power afford some the ability to enter a “side door” to access education while many of our state’s underserved students remain unfairly locked out of the front entrance. Sixty civil rights, education, community-based, and faith-based organizations have penned a letter to Governor Newsom and Los Angeles...

Santee Principal Receives Hispanic Heritage Month Award

On Sunday, September 15, 2019, Santee Education Complex Principal Susana Ansley-Gutierrez received the Hispanic Heritage Leadership Award from the Los Angeles Rams. The National Football League (NFL), Hispanic Heritage Foundation, and Nationwide partnered for their ninth annual NFL Hispanic Heritage Leadership Awards. The awards recognize the outstanding leadership of each awardee within each local NFL...

Civil Rights Activist Dolores Huerta Energizes at 10-Year Anniversary of Huerta Elementary

On Saturday, September 7, 2019, over 300 people celebrated the 10th Anniversary of Dolores Huerta Elementary School in South LA! The event featured Civil Rights Activist and Community Organizer Dolores Huerta, who delivered an inspiring keynote address and spoke at length with families and students. Special thanks to school staff; students and families; partners; and...

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...