Partnership for Los Angeles Schools
Founded in 2007, the Partnership is driven by their mission to transform schools and revolutionize school systems to empower all students with a high-quality education. They seek to dramatically accelerate student achievement by managing and building capacity in 19 of the highest-need Los Angeles Unified School District (LA Unified) schools. Their network of schools, grades K-12, is concentrated in the communities of Watts, South LA and Boyle Heights.
The Partnership school transformation model integrates three components: Great Leaders offers their 19 school principals and 39 assistant principals professional development, leadership guidance and coaching that equips them to establish a shared school vision with robust systems; Highly-Effective Teaching provides 132 teacher leaders with integrated professional learning and coaching that promotes strong classroom instruction and peer support; and Engaged & Empowered Communities leverages their partnerships with more than 100 community organizations, and educates 2,000 parents annually (through their Parent College program) to advocate for their children, schools and neighborhoods.
The Partnership continues to successfully promote academic achievement and college and career readiness across their network. Their four-year cohort graduation rate reached 81% in 2016, up from a baseline rate of 36%. They have their success at scale with several pilot programs rolled out across LAUSD, including: producing family-friendly school report cards, which enhance transparency through a summary of a school’s overall effectiveness; and introducing an online credit recovery system, which has facilitated significant graduation-rate increases District-wide.See more