Great Public Schools Now announces $3.75M in grants available for LAUSD schools
Great Public Schools Now announced Thursday it will give up to $3.75 million in grant funds next year to expand up to five academically successful LA Unified school campuses in underserved areas — the nonprofit’s first partnership with the school district. GPSN launched its program in June, when it gave its first grants, totaling $4.5 million, to...
By Sarah Favot | September 29, 2016
Excelentes escuelas públicas develan un plan para financiar la expansión de escuelas exitosas que prestarán servicios a 160,000 estudiantes de bajos recursos en la.
Un emprendimiento masivo para aumentar el acceso a una educación de alta calidad para decenas de miles de estudiantes de bajos recursos en Los Angeles fue revelado hoy a través de un esperado plan de Great Public Schools Now (GPSN, Excelentes Escuelas Públicas Ahora), una organización sin fines de lucro que recibe una buena cantidad...
By Craig Clough and Sarah Favot | June 17, 2016
‘The challenge and the urgency are huge.’ Leader of Great Public Schools Now outlines the path ahead
Myrna Castrejon, who was named executive director of Great Public Schools Now in January, was thrust into the spotlight this week with the release of the organization’s plan to increase access to high-performing schools for 160,000 students it identified as attending failing schools in poor areas. Castrejon came from the California Charter Schools Association, where...
By Sarah Favot | June 16, 2016
New leader of GPS Now says only goal is creating ‘successful schools’
The new executive director of Great Public Schools Now says a hostile LA Unified board resolution, angry union leaders or public opinion will not threaten the group’s goal to create successful schools, whoever’s in charge of them. If anything, said Myrna Castrejón, the widespread opposition to her organization, its plans and founder, Eli Broad, are...
By Michael Janofsky | January 15, 2016
Great Public Schools Now names Castrejón executive director
Great Public Schools Now, the Broad foundation spinoff organization with plans expands charter schools in Los Angeles Unified, today named Myrna Castrejón as its first executive director. Most recently a senior lobbyist and political strategist for the California Charter Schools Association, Castrejón will led the new group’s investment in “high-quality public schools” to reduce the...
By LA School Report | January 14, 2016