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Believe With Me 2017 – 10th Anniversary Gala (Photos)

On October 25, 2017, the Partnership hosted the 10th Anniversary Believe With Me Gala, honoring Partnership co-founders Melanie and Richard Lundquist, at the InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown. At the event Partnership supporters came together to celebrate 10 years of empowering youth through education. If you are interested in learning more about the Gala or other...

Partnership Co-founder Melanie Lundquist Joins Milken Institute California Summit Panel (Video)

The Partnership for Los Angeles Schools co-founder and board member Melanie Lundquist spoke on a panel at the Milken Institute California Summit on November 8, 2017. The panel, “Investing in California’s Future,” included Mayor Antonio R. Villaraigosa, Steve Westly of the The Westly Group and Dominic Ng, Chairman and CEO of East West Bank. Below,...

Wasserman Foundation Hosts 7th Annual Serve Day at Markham Middle School (Video)

On October 19, 2017, the Wasserman Foundation hosted the 7th annual Wasserman Serve Day at Markham Middle School. This was the biggest Wasserman Serve Day to date with projects happening in 11 cities across the globe, including Los Angeles, Carlsbad, Miami, New York, Portland, Raleigh, San Antonio, Dubai, London, the Netherlands and Toronto.

107th Street Elementary Joins the Partnership: A Case Study

In July 2015, LA Unified invited the Partnership for Los Angeles Schools to manage 107th Street. With only a month to plan before the start of school, the Partnership rapidly assessed the needs of the school, hired a new principal and began supporting 107th Street with its capacity-building and advocacy model. This report details the...

Jordan HS Principal Carlos Montes Writes LA School Report Op-Ed

On October 25th, LA School Report published an opinion piece by Jordan High School Principal Carlos A. Montes, entitled, “School safety means physical, intellectual and emotional safety – How Jordan High School in Watts is transforming school culture,” available here.

The Partnership Receives LA School Board’s “Partner of the Month” Award

On October 17, Board President Monica Garcia honored the Partnership as Board District 2’s “Partner of the Month” at the LAUSD School Board Committee of the Whole.

The Partnership for Los Angeles Schools Network Shows Considerable Gains in English and Math Smarter Balanced Test Results (Press Release)

Student Math Scores at 20th Street Elementary School Show Top Growth Among LA Unified Elementary Schools September 27, 2017 07:05 PM Eastern Daylight Time LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The majority of the 18 LA Unified schools managed by the Partnership for Los Angeles Schools (Partnership) showed considerable gains in English language arts (ELA) and math over the 2016-2017...

Hollenbeck and the Partnership Profiled in KPCC

On September 27, Hollenbeck Middle School and the Partnership were featured in a story by KPCC’s Kyle Stokes, entitled, “In a year of flat test scores, a middle school in LA’s Boyle Heights continues its rise.” The piece is available here.

20th Street Elementary and the Partnership Featured in LA School Report

On September 27, LA School Report featured 20th Street Elementary and the Partnership in a story by Mike Szymanski, entitled, “Once considered failing, 20th Street Elementary tops district in improvement of math scores,” available here.

LA Times Spotlights Jordan High Football

On September 14,  Jordan High School and the Partnership were featured in a Los Angeles Times article by Eric Sondheimer, entitled, “New lights for football illuminate a more important change at Jordan High.” Read the full article here.