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…


College Access Amid a Pandemic

The Los Angeles Times interviews several members of the Alliance Community regarding the impact of COVID-19 on college access. Read the full article at   Throughout Los Angeles, counselors have had a hard time reaching many of their students. The lack of reliable technology continues to be an issue. Most troubling, counselors said, some students…


Diversity in Curricula

Over the past months members of the Alliance staff have been working to update the English Language Arts (ELA) curricula to reflect greater diversity. Over the past spring and summer, members of the Alliance ELA School Support team–-including Megan McGrail, David Schnall, Anne Krieg, Parinaz Banks, and Melissa Green––began a critical assessment of middle and…


Burton Tech Only High School In CA To Receive the Prestigious National Blue Ribbon Schools Award

The U.S. Department of Education recently announced the 2020 National Blue Ribbon Schools awards, a prestigious recognition for schools’ overall academic achievement or progress in closing achievement gaps among scholar subgroups. This year, Alliance Burton Tech has been named as a recipient of the award for their exemplary achievement in closing gaps for scholars. Burton…


Class of 2020

Congratulations Class of 2020–we are so proud of you! Some of our graduates at Neuwirth Academy share what graduation means to them.

Co-Teaching Model

Alliance Kory Hunter Middle School adapts a co-teaching model for distance learning with successful results for scholars and teachers. Upon reviewing Alliance Kory Hunter Middle School academic data a few years ago, Principal Omar Reyes found that the needs of the most vulnerable population of scholars––English Learners and Students with Disabilities––were not fully met. He…