Across U.S., schools, districts are seeking to attract, retain more teachers of color

Born in 1846 in Philadelphia, education activist Caroline LeCount was the first Black woman to pass the city’s teacher’s examination. As principal of a public school, LeCount championed fellow Black educators. When a new principal was needed at the Wilmot Colored School, LeCount recommended one of her teachers, telling the school board that the candidate was “fully qualified”…

What will in-person learning look like for middle and high school students?

Many junior high and high schools plan to create a hybrid-learning model with two days of in-person instruction and two days of distance learning a week. LOS ANGELES (KABC) — While students have been at-home distance learning, secondary school administrators have been busy preparing for their return. Campuses have been transformed into color-coded pods to…

Ouchi Leadership Shares Math Success Story with California Educators

Earlier this fall, the California Department of Education invited Alliance Ouchi High School Principal Dea Tramble and Assistant Principal Jaime Hahn to present to more than 150 educators from across the state at the annual California Assessment Conference regarding the successes of the school’s math program. The presentation, entitledA Case Study – One School’s Journey…

Mayor Speaks to Alliance Scholars

12/16/19 – Mayor Eric Garcetti speaks to Alliance Ouchi-O’Donovan scholars during the launch of ‘Cool Streets LA’ Mayor Eric Garcetti recently launched a new program called Cool Streets LA in an effort to equitably combat the effects of climate change in Los Angeles neighborhoods. The Mayor unveiled the first of 10 projects near the Alliance…

Alliance and Claremont University

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CGU PROGRAM AWARDED $3.3 MILLION FROM U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Teacher Education and Alliance of College-Ready Public Schools Will Partner to Serve Student Populations in L.A. region CLAREMONT, Calif., October 22, 2019 – A $3.3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education has been awarded to Claremont Graduate University’s (CGU) Department…

‘All Means All’ Initiative is Working

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact​: Catherine Suitor, csuitor@laalliance.org Alliance’s Sharpened Focus on Reaching All Scholars Is Getting Results State Test Data Shows Significant Growth for Scholars with Disabilities; High School English Language Arts and Math Scores Place Alliance Scholars in the Lead Across the District and State Los Angeles, CA, October 10, 2019––​Scholars at Alliance College-Ready…

Breaking Down Barriers

by: Esmeralda Fabián Romero Early in her career as a special education teacher, Molly Carmody knew her most vulnerable students needed additional support in the classroom. They needed someone capable of meeting their multiple physical and emotional needs to help them break down their learning barriers. Her solution was to get a furry and four-legged…