California

We Can Unify and Win Better Schools for Our Kids. Here's How.

During my 33-year journey in public education, I’ve repeatedly experienced the power of unity in achieving desired student outcomes, especially since founding a charter public school in a high need...

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parent engagement

There's a Face Off Between Parents and Presidential Candidates, And It's Way Bigger Than Charter Schools

In the words of the late, great Notorious B.I.G., “I’m going, going, back, back to Cali, Cali.” A year ago I told y’all a national education movement was building and here we are. Black and Latinx...

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California

The Case for Supporting the Mental Health of Your Students

Four seniors at Ánimo Jackie Robinson—a Green Dot high school that opened to bring more high-quality, public education to historic South Central Los Angeles—chose to take on mental health awareness...

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Poverty

How We Can Empower Girls Through Sports

The U.S. Women's National Team is making a high-profile run through the World Cup, but overall girls aren't getting the same chances on the field as their male classmates. At high schools across the...

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School Choice

I Came to the U.S. at 13 and Now I'm Headed to UC Santa Barbara to Become a Mechanical Engineer

I was anxious, nervous and excited. At the age of 13, I was finally going to meet my mother. I was born in Los Angeles, but raised in Mexico by my grandparents. When I moved to live with my mother in...

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Los Angeles Unified School District

You Can Come for Me But I Grew Up in the Community I Fight For and I'm Not Playing Politics

Outrage: How Much Longer Are We Going to Make Excuses for This Sham Public Education System? Ain’t no hope this week. Just straight up outrage. It’s been a sad ass couple of days in public education...

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