Reclaim Our Schools Los Angeles (ROSLA) and the UTLA 2019 Educators Strike were crucial in winning an agreement with LAUSD to fund the first 30 Community Schools based on the NEA best practices model.
Parent, youth, community, and labor leaders are committed to addressing historically underfunded schools with predominantly Black and Brown students. We now have 34 Community Schools, which are showing impressive results – and we now have the opportunity to add even more schools to the initiative.
In 2001, Cincinnati turned all of their schools into Community Schools. They were the lowest performing district in Ohio and had an achievement gap between Black and white students of 14.5%. Today Cincinnati is the highest performing urban school district in Ohio and the achievement gaps is only 4.5%.
In 2010, two schools located in Austin’s most high-poverty neighborhood went from the brink of closure and lowest performing to becoming two of the highest performing Title 1 schools in their city.
In the 1990s Kentucky converted almost all of their schools into Community Schools. Kentucky went from being consistently ranked one of the worst in education in the nation to outperforming half of all states and reducing their socio-economic achievement gap to the smallest in the nation.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to reach out to:Esperanza Martinez, UTLA Community Schools Coach at 213-440-0977 or email@example.com or Cora Watkins, Division of Instruction at firstname.lastname@example.org