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…

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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…

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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…

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Alliance Stands with Dreamers

Dear Alliance Families, On Thursday, June 18, 2020, the Supreme Court upheld the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, rejecting the Trump administration’s attempts to dismantle the program in a monumental 5-4 decision.  This is a historic decision, and one of great relief, for the nearly 700,000 DACA recipients currently living in the United…

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Black Lives Matter

6/2/20 – The end of the school year typically calls for a celebration. Yet this past week has been one of anger, outrage, and sorrow. “Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.”–– James Baldwin Dear Friends, The end of the school year typically calls for…

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Top LA Public Schools

5/29/20 – The “Top Los Angeles County Public Schools” report identifies schools that are closing the opportunity gap for students of color. Innovate Public Schools, in partnership with USC’s Sol Price School of Public Policy and Rossier School of Education, recently released their annual report of “Top Los Angeles County Public Schools.” This report identifies…

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All Means All

In 2018, Alliance College-Ready Public Schools launched a multi-year initiative called  “All Means All” to ensure that all scholars, especially our English Learners and scholars with disabilities, have equitable access to the rigorous grade-level materials, social-emotional support, and mental health resources they need to meet their full potential. View the video below for more information…

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Celebrating the 2020 Alliance Teacher of the Year

5/8/20 – We are honored to celebrate the 2020 Alliance Teacher of the Year, Lisa King. Ms. King, a mathematics teacher at Alliance Dr. Olga Mohan High School in Downtown Los Angeles, is a leader and educator who engages her scholars in remarkable ways and provides them with support to succeed every step of the…

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