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Santee Education Complex is recognized by the U.S. Department of Energy

On March 26, the U.S. Department of Energy recognized Santee Education Complex, along with the District, through the Better Buildings Challenge for being an energy efficient campus. The school is on schedule to achieve 30% annual energy savings based on seven months partial post-completion data. Santee’s upgrades include: interior and exterior lighting, an energy management...

Partnership for Los Angeles Schools’ Co-Founder Melanie Lundquist to Headline Bloomberg Live “Rebuilding Public Education” Event in New York

Partnership CEO Joan Sullivan will participate in panel discussion and Barbara Dalio, Co-Founder and Director of the Dalio Foundation will also speak at March 19 event March 11, 2019 – Melanie Lundquist, an activist philanthropist who alongside her husband Richard has pledged more than $300 million over the last decade to support education and health-related...

Ballmer Group Invests Heavily in K-12 Schools, Including Partnership Schools

On Monday, March 4, Education Week highlighted a spot about tech billionaire, Steve Ballmer, former Microsoft CEO and founder of the Ballmer Group. In it, the education news source writes an analyses of where a quarter-billion dollars has been donated by the Ballmer Group – K-12 education organizations and projects. Thanks to the Ballmer Group...

Boyle Heights, South LA, and Watts go to University Day 2019!

On Saturday, February 23, 2019, nearly 1,000 parents and children from our network of schools in Boyle Heights, South LA, and Watts joined us for our 9th Annual University Day hosted at Cal State University, Northridge. University Day is an event designed to immerse students and parents into the college experience. The day’s activities featured...

EdSource Highlights Education Leaders’ Perspectives as California Transitions Governors

Last week, EdSource published comments from several education leaders on Governor Brown’s education legacy. The Partnership’s Chief External Officer, Ryan Smith, provided his thoughts on Brown’s contributions to education in California as well as education priorities that Governor Newsom should focus on. Read the full piece here.

Houston Mayor supports the Partnership model

On January 2, 2019, the Mayor of Houston, Sylvester Turner, wrote an opinion piece in the Houston Chronicle detailing the impact that schools and education have on children. He stresses that every child should have access to high-quality schools and education in their own neighborhoods, which results in thriving communities. In it, Mayor Turner also...

Melanie Lundquist Comments on Importance of Philanthropy in the LABJ

In a recent commentary in the Los Angeles Business Journal, Melanie Lundquist, activist philanthropist, co-founder of the Partnership for Los Angeles Schools and vice chair of our board, states that philanthropy plays a vital role in our democracy. She believes that “[…] philanthropists and their foundations can do more by focusing on those hard decisions...

KPCC Highlights SBAC Growth in ELA and Math at 20th Street Elementary School

After the results of the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (commonly known as Smarter Balanced) were released on October 2, KPCC reporter Kyle Stokes highlighted one Partnership school – 20th Street Elementary School. After being threatened with a petition for a “parent trigger” in 2015, then new Principal, Mario Garcielita, met with parents...

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

October 3, 2018 LOS ANGELES –(PR Newswire)– Today’s California Department of Education (CDE) report on the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (commonly known as Smarter Balanced) results show that for the 2017-18 school year, the number of students in the Partnership network meeting or exceeding math standards increased by two percentage points and the...

The LA Rams bring PLAY 60 to 300 Students at Roosevelt High School

The Los Angeles Rams in partnership with the Anthony Muñoz Foundation, took the NFL PLAY 60 Character Camp to Roosevelt High School on September 18. More than 300 students and principals from Hollenbeck Middle School, Roosevelt High School, and Math Science Technology Magnet Academy at Roosevelt attended the camp, which was focused on offering youth...