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Worth It: Eight Ways to Prioritize Equity in LA Unified’s Budget

On January 19, 2021, we published our third funding policy report entitled, “Worth It: Eight Ways to Prioritize Equity in LA Unified’s Budget.” Investing in our students is worth it and we have developed several funding recommendations for LA Unified to help level the playing field for high-need schools through 2024. Our policy brief focuses...

Over 40 Organizations Call on LA City and County Leaders to Address Digital Inequities

In early November, we joined over 40 organizations to call on all Internet Service Providers (ISPs) in the City and County of Los Angeles to address digital inequities in our city’s under-resourced neighborhoods. These organizations, who represent 250,000 students, also called for the LA City Mayor, City Council, and County Board of Supervisors to pressure...

Listening to Learn: What Los Angeles Families Say They Need During Distance Learning

In July 2020, the Partnership for Los Angeles Schools and researchers from the University of Southern California (USC) partnered to conduct a survey of more than 1,100 Los Angeles Unified School District families. The survey was instrumental to our newly published brief, “Listening to Learn: What Los Angeles Families Say They Need During Distance Learning,”...

A Conversation with Pulitzer Prize winner Nikole Hannah-Jones: The Instersection of Race and Public Education

On August 26, 2020, the Partnership hosted a webinar that featured Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones, creator of The 1619 Project. This conversation with educators focused on the dual pandemics of COVID-19 and 400+ years of anti-Black racism and oppression. Ryan Smith, Chief External Officer at the Partnership, moderated the panel which included Nikole Hannah-Jones;...

Statement In Response to the Deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery

The recent deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery, along with countless others who have lost their lives because of the fatal disparities and injustices that people of color face in America, are a heartbreaking and infuriating reminder of the long-standing impact of systemic and institutional racism that plagues our country. We, the...

Senior at Santee Education Complex Overcomes Obstacles to Graduate

On May 26, 2020, Sandy Banks of the LA Times published a heartwarming column about Keith Wallick, graduating senior from Santee Education Complex, who has overcome obstacles including homelessness to graduate. Keith is a talented young artist who has accepted an offer to the Art Academy of Cincinnati with a scholarship. The column also highlights...

CNN features Partnership students and teachers in “Class of 2020: In This Together”

On May 16, 2020, CNN featured two Partnership students, along with their most inspirational teachers, during its “Class of 2020: In This Together” segment. The students and teachers from Santee Education Complex and Roosevelt High School briefly shared success stories. Learn more about each below. Keith Wallick is a graduating senior at Santee Education Complex. Learn...

Equity and Justice Alert: Bridging LA’s Digital Divide

Increasing Access to WiFi and Technology for Low-Income Communities and Communities of Color On April 22, 2020, we published a research brief entitled “Bridging LA’s Digital Divide: Increasing Access to WiFi and Technology for Low-Income Communities and Communities of Color,” which highlights the lack of digital devices and internet access in low-income communities like Watts,...