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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...

Ryan Smith is Appointed Co-Chair of Statewide Closing the Achievement Gap Initiative

Congratulations to our Chief External Officer, Ryan J. Smith, for being appointed Chair for Closing the Achievement Gap Initiative by State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Tony Thurmond. Ryan’s work will align with the initiative’s goals, which include addressing ways to close the achievement gap and improving educational outcomes for all California public education students. Recently,...

Partnership High Schools Make the Best High Schools Rankings List

The U.S. News & World Report released their 2019 Best High Schools rankings on April 29, 2019.  Partnership high schools – Santee Education Complex, Felicitas and Gonzalo Mendez High School, and Theodore Roosevelt High School – made it on the rankings list. The U.S. News & World Report ranked over 17,000 public high schools out...