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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...

Special Guests from LA Unified Attend Parent College in South LA

On Saturday, September 15, the Partnership hosted its Parent College program at Santee Education Complex for over 150 parents, students, partners, and school staff. We also had two special guests from LA Unified in attendance – Superintendent Austin Beutner and Board President Mónica García. Both guests delivered inspirational words stating that parent power make schools...

Jordan High School Principal and LA Unified Superintendent Tell Us Why Attendance Matters

On September 7, LA Unified Superintendent Austin Beutner visited the homes of the Partnership’s Jordan High School students to promote the importance of school attendance as part of his “Attendance Matters Day” initiative. He was able to speak to parents to get a better understanding of the factors that prohibit students to arrive at school...

Partnership Makes Top Nine of LA School Report’s “Best of 2018 (so far)”

To mark half of the year, the LA School Report has gathered a list of articles and ranked the most popular nine articles of 2018 (so far). A Partnership for Los Angeles Schools article detailing our model and school transformation efforts was ranked the seventh most popular article this year. Check out others and catch...

#PartnershipLAModel: Houston Comes To Los Angeles

On Wednesday, June 6, a delegation from the Houston Independent School District and Mayor’s Office joined us at one of our Partnership schools, Mendez High School, to learn more about our model. See photos below.

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...