The Latest News

Keep in touch with the Partnership, meet our inspiring students and families, and check out our latest news posts. See below for articles and news releases about us. To contact our Communications staff, email cathy.kralik@partnershipla.org or claudia.sandoval@partnershipla.org.

Partnership Offers Advice for New LAUSD Superintendent Carvalho in LA School Report

This month, the Los Angeles Unified School District will welcome Alberto Carvalho as the next superintendent of schools. As Carvalho prepares to run the nation’s second-largest school system, Los Angeles parents, education leaders, and advocates outlined what they believe should be Carvalho’s priorities. Ryan Smith, Chief External Officer, Partnership for Los Angeles Schools and Co-Chair...

Partnership Principal featured in ABC7 for Fighting Illegal Sales of Tobacco to Students

Vaping among teenagers continues to skyrocket, and now school administrators are fighting back. On January 28, 2022, ABC7 News featured Santee Education Complex Principal Dr. Violeta Ruiz’s tireless work fighting illegal tobacco sales to minors. Dr. Ruiz ensures students’ safety and well-being by working with multiple agencies, parents, and students to make sure retailers in...

New $4-Million Scholarship Program for Partnership Students Launched

On November 10, 2021, the Partnership for Los Angeles Schools announced the launch of a new $4-million college scholarship program that will help achieve the higher education aspirations of 80 Partnership students over the next eight years.   Thanks to the generosity of philanthropist Jane Watkins, who established the Watkins Fellows program, 10 Partnership college-bound seniors...

Roosevelt High School Featured in LA Times and LAist for East LA Classic Victory

The Los Angeles Times and LAist featured Roosevelt High School’s football team for its first victory in over a decade against crosstown rival Garfield High School in the 86th installment of the East L.A. Classic. The return of the iconic football game brought a sense of hope for two communities devastated by the pandemic. With...

LA Music Teacher Uplifts and Transforms Public School Music Program, Gets $20K Surprise

On September 23, 2021, Roosevelt High School Band Director Erik Quintanilla was featured on the Kelly Clarkson Show for uplifting and improving the school’s music program. Thanks to Quintanilla, students who once had limited access to playable instruments and equipment are now learning the joys of music and how it can change their lives. Clarkson...