Welcome to the launch of the L.A. Compact's first bi-monthly newsletter!
Since 2008, the L.A. Compact has convened cross-sector stakeholders to work together across siloes in pursuit of three big, systemic goals:
- All students graduate from high school;
- All students have access to and are prepared for success in college; and
- All students have access to pathways to sustainable jobs and careers.
Today, 17 working groups (and counting!) are engaging hundreds of partners to improve cradle to career outcomes through the power of collective impact. We hope this newsletter will help shine a spotlight on this important collaborative work that seldom makes headlines. Each edition of The L.A. Compact Connection will include a short feature story, timely Compact workgroup or partner updates, and links to relevant news and research. We look forward to your feedback on how we can best utilize this newsletter to share the collective work of L.A. Compact partners.Read more
By Charles Taylor Kerchner on September 15, 2016
excerpted below with link to full article
What I call Learning 2.0...is about building a learning infrastructure that is available to every student, public or private, charter or district, extending the schoolhouse into the community and into the home.
Los Angeles K-12 and higher education leaders plan for collaboration around the L.A. College Promise and other joint college access priorities
On July 21, senior leaders from the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) and the Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) came together at the LAUSD-LACCD Executive Roundtable to discuss the L.A. College Promise and other shared priorities related to expanding college access for L.A. youth. Announced by Mayor Eric Garcetti in April during his annual State of the City address, the L.A. College Promise(Promise) is a landmark initiative that will provide one year of free community college tuition to LAUSD high school graduates who enroll at LACCD campuses, beginning with the Class of 2017. The Mayor’s Office has since established a committee of government, school district, community college, business, and philanthropic leaders to help develop and oversee the initiative.