Chinese educators check out what Alliance charter school does best
A delegation of educators from Beijing spent much of today visiting an Alliance College-Ready Public School to find out what they could incorporate into their curriculums. Members of the delegation seemed delighted in the idea of having a computer device for every student, which they don’t yet have in China. But, they were perplexed about...
By Mike Szymanski | January 26, 2016
Broad charter plan faces heavy attack at LAUSD board meeting
* UPDATED The Broad Foundation plan to expand charter schools in LA Unified made an ominous debut before the LA Unified board yesterday as one opponent after another ripped into it as unwanted, unnecessary and destructive to the district and public education in general. The widespread attack came in several forms after the board postponed...
By Mike Szymanski | December 9, 2015
High-performing Alliance charter schools celebrate 10 years
Alliance College-Ready Public Schools, the largest charter network in LA Unified is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, and based on performance, there is much to celebrate. The Alliance schools, which include 17 high schools and 9 middle schools, are all located in low-income neighborhoods but have an overall high school graduation rate of 94...
By Craig Clough | November 11, 2014
South LA charter celebrates community garden’s first harvest
A 400-square foot community garden located on the grounds of a south LA charter school run by Alliance College-Ready Public Schools is celebrating its first harvest with an event tomorrow. The garden, which just opened this school year, is funded by the Low Income Investment Fund (LIIF) and Citi Foundation. The first City Garden includes...
By Craig Clough | October 24, 2014