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Partnership High Schools Make the Best High Schools Rankings List

The U.S. News & World Report released their 2019 Best High Schools rankings on April 29, 2019.  Partnership high schools – Santee Education Complex, Felicitas and Gonzalo Mendez High School, and Theodore Roosevelt High School – made it on the rankings list. The U.S. News & World Report ranked over 17,000 public high schools out...

LA Unified Highlights Santee Education Complex

In late April, LA Unified Superintendent, Austin Beutner, delivered a message to the 60,000 women and men in LA Unified, who help our students receive a great education. Santee’s principal, facility member, and food service member are featured in the video. View it here.

Partnership for Los Angeles Schools Endorses Measure EE

On June 4th, 2019, voters in Los Angeles will have the opportunity to more adequately fund public education for over 600,000 students in LA Unified. We at the Partnership for Los Angeles Schools encourage Angelenos across the city to seize this opportunity and vote YES on the parcel tax. Measure EE, a 16-cent, per-square-foot progressive...

Cesar Chavez Day is Celebrated Through School Improvements

In April, El Pollo Loco deployed employees for a company-wide community service initiative in Los Angeles, specifically to reinvigorate one of 18 schools in the Partnership network, Roosevelt High School. To learn more about, read the press release here.

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...

UPEJ’s Advocacy Day

In early December, United Parents for Educational Justice (UPEJ) had an Advocacy Day at the LA Unified central offices in Downtown Los Angeles, where they discussed the implementation of the Student Equity Needs Index (SENI) 2.0 in four meetings with district officials. The members of UPEJ led meetings with Elmer Roldan, Director of Civic Engagement,...

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.