Upholding its commitment to providing students with the kind of quality public school education they deserve, United Way recently hosted a pair of collaborative meetings intended to actively engage LAUSD parents in their children’s academic careers.
UWGLA staff members, representatives of L.A. Unified, local parents and community-based organizations including the Alliance for a Better Community, Families In Schools and the Parent Institute for Quality Education discussed key issues including:
- The implementation of Public School Choice 4.0, a comprehensive resolution for turning the District’s new and lowest-performing schools around by improving instructional programs, tools and services based on parent, student and community input.
- The creation of a new parent workshop which will train participants on how to utilize critical information such as student achievement and academic growth as well as overall school performance data.
In both cases, United Way’s primary role is to ensure the transparency and accountability of these processes and the organization’s continuing efforts are based on a strong belief that together, parents, educators and community members can break down the barriers to engagement and do their part to put every child in Los Angeles on the path to success.