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Update Regarding the Partnership’s Response to COVID-19

The Los Angeles Unified School District announced it will shut down its schools for two weeks beginning Monday, March 16, 2020, to help school communities stay safe and prevent the spread of COVID-19. This decision includes closing our 18 Partnership network schools. During this window, the Partnership’s home office will also close and our team will...

Roosevelt High School Featured in LA Times

Roosevelt High School’s varsity basketball team was featured in the LA Times on March 9, 2020, for its ongoing basketball victories, which positioned the group to potentially play at the Division V state championship in Sacramento. Read more here.

The Partnership Launches Online Playbook at a Special Convening

The Partnership Playbook for School Transformation was unveiled on Thursday, February 27, 2020, at a “Partnering for Equity” convening we co-hosted with UCLA’s Center for the Transformation of Schools. The Playbook is an online tool about our work and it outlines a path forward for traditional public school systems to accelerate equity for low-income students...

Partnership’s Lessons and Recommendations Featured in National Report

In February, our work to harness the power of National Student Clearinghouse data was featured in the National College Attainment Network’s report, “The Data that Matter and the Plans that Work.” This national report presents our lessons and recommendations for transforming postsecondary advising. Read more about the steps we’re taking to help more students succeed...

Our 2020 University Day Hosted 1,200 Families at UCLA

On February 8, 2020, over 1,200 families participated in a day of learning at our annual University Day event, this year held at UCLA. Students and families from our network of 18 schools attended campus tours, student panelist sessions, and information sessions about financial aid, college applications, college access, scholarships, and more! They also heard...

Jordan High Unveils New Murals of Inspirational Leaders

After months of planning, Jordan High School unveiled several new campus murals on February 7, 2020. LA Unified Board Member Dr. Richard Vladovic, LA Unified Superintendent Austin Beutner, and Local District South Superintendent Michael Romero attended the grand unveiling of the mural project. Big thanks to Principal Lucia Cerda; the Founder of Think Watts Foundation,...

LA Rams Linebacker Visits Grape Street Elementary

On February 5, 2020, Kenny Young, Los Angeles Rams Linebacker, donated $5,000 to Grape Street Elementary School in Watts through his Tackle Young Foundation. Kenny Young, along with staff from the Wasserman Foundation, visited students at the school to promote the importance of literacy. Young’s donation helped purchase books for teachers, and for students who...

Jordan High School Receives Donation from LA Rams

As part of its “Cleats for Character Tour”, the Los Angeles Rams visited Jordan High School on February 5, 2020, to donate brand new cleats to the entire football team. During the event, LA Rams representatives spoke about their career journeys and moments of success and perseverance. This event was a great way to celebrate...

Partnership Leader Shares Comments About CA Governor’s Budget Proposal

On January 15, 2020, EdSource published “California Voices: Education leaders speak out on Gov. Newsom’s budget proposals.” In it, the Partnership’s Chief External Officer, Ryan Smith joined other leaders in providing comments to the Governor’s budget proposal, especially as it pertains to public education and how there is more work to be done. Read more...

2020 Predictions with EdSource’s John Fensterwald and the Partnership’s Ryan Smith

On January 3, 2020, John Fensterwald of EdSource debated predictions for big events in California education in 2020 with Ryan Smith, Chief External Officer at the Partnership for LA Schools. Listen as they discuss the prospects of a $15 billion school construction bond in March; whether 2020 will see added attention to strengthening the teacher...