Parent centers proliferating at LAUSD, leading to better test scores, attendance and engagement
One of the most popular classes at 20th Street Elementary School has 43 dedicated students who come twice a week. They’re all parents. The parents of this 600-student school just south of downtown Los Angeles come here to learn English. They do projects for teachers. They discuss school issues. Their children even help them...
By Mike Szymanski | October 6, 2016
These 20 LAUSD schools are among the state’s lowest performers
A total of 20 schools—14 district schools and six charter schools—that fall under the LA Unified umbrella are among the bottom 5 percent of low-performing schools in the state of California. The schools are eligible for School Improvement Grants (SIG) money that can result in $2 million a year for five years if the school administrators...
By Mike Szymanski | August 25, 2016
The Partnership for Los Angeles Schools adds Grape Street Elementary to its network
The Partnership for Los Angeles Schools and LA Unified announced today that Grape Street Elementary in Watts will be added into the organization’s network of schools. It will be the 19th school the nonprofit organization will now operate. “The district approached us about supporting Grape Street, and the promise there is as great as the...
By Craig Clough | August 11, 2016
It’s graduation time — for parents. Garcetti, board member Garcia to join hundreds at weekend ceremony
April is graduation month, at least for parents in LA, and tomorrow more than 400 parents will be honored in their own graduation ceremony with a keynote address by Mayor Eric Garcetti and welcome from LA Unified board member Monica Garcia. Saturday morning’s event at Roosevelt High School is the last of three graduations taking...
By LA School Report | April 29, 2016
Partnership for LA Schools sees rising graduation rates
The Partnership for Los Angeles Schools announced today that its preliminary graduation rate for the 2014-15 school year rose to 77 percent, a seven-point improvement over the previous year. The 17 Partnership schools in South LA, Watts and Boyle Heights are part of a non-profit started by former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa in 2008 while he...
By LA School Report | December 3, 2015
Marshall Tuck to Oppose Torlakson for State Superintendent
Marshall Tuck, the former president of Green Dot Public Schools and former CEO of Partnership for LA Schools, has announced his candidacy for State Superintendent of Public Education. Tuck, 40, resigned from the Partnership schools in June, shortly before the Partnership’s founder, Mayor Antonio Villaraigiosa, left office. Tuck was said to be considering a run for...
By Hillel Aron | August 21, 2013
Partnership Head “Exploring” Run for Public Office
Marshall Tuck was 33 when Mayor Antonio VIllaraigosa asked him to leave his position at Green Dot Public Charter Schools to become the first CEO of a new entity called the Partnership for Los Angeles Schools. Six and a half years later — just a few weeks before Eric Garcetti takes over as the new...
By Hillel Aron | June 7, 2013
Joan Sullivan to Head LA Partnership Schools
Today was Joan Sullivan’s last day as Deputy Mayor for Education, and it turns out she won’t be out of work very long. That’s because she’s been tapped to take over for Marshall Tuck as the new CEO of Partnership for Los Angeles Schools, which manages 22 schools within LAUSD. According to a press release,...
By Hillel Aron | June 5, 2013
Garcetti Praises Partnership School, Differs with UTLA Poll
On Wednesday, Mayoral candidate Eric Garcetti toured 99th St. Elementary School, one of Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa’s 22 Partnership for Los Angeles schools. Appearing at the Watts school with Partnership CEO Marshall Tuck and a handful of others, Garcetti was full of praise for nearly everything he saw. “This and the other 21 other Partnership schools...
By Hillel Aron | April 18, 2013
Defiant Mayor Promises Continued Involvement
Before and during a Wednesday evening education event held at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs, a tired-looking Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa expressed frustration about the previous day’s election results — and pledged to keep working on school reform issues even after his term expires. “Obviously I was disappointed with the results in the fourth district,” Villaraigosa told LA School...
By Hillel Aron | March 7, 2013