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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.

Inside Player: Behind a Unique Effort to Transform a Big Urban School District

Don’t miss Inside Philanthropy‘s feature on the Partnership for Los Angeles Schools. Learn more about the Partnership’s operating model and why our co-founders, Melanie and Richard Lundquist, recommitted another decade of financial support to the Partnership.

L.A. Clippers Unveil Playground at 107th Street Elementary

On January 23, 2018, the L.A. Clippers Foundation along with Patrick Beverley and the Braun Family Foundation, unveiled a newly, refurbished playground at 107th Street Elementary School in Watts. Learn more about this partnership and unveiling here. Video by LA Sentinel.

PND: Lundquists Commit $35 Million for Partnership for Los Angeles Schools

In this article, Philanthropy News Digest highlighted the renewed financial commitment to the Partnership by Melanie and Richard Lundquist. Read more here.