As a part of our mission to improve the quality of our children’s education, United Way of Greater L.A. is continually investing in innovative middle school programs that work.
In February, we co-hosted “Diplomas Now: Investing in Innovation for L.A.’s Students” to explore a historic investment of federal and private funds to turn the city’s lowest-performing schools around.
Created by Johns Hopkins University’s Dr. Robert Balfanz, the Diplomas Now model uses key performance data to identify youths at risk of dropping out and to provide them with tutoring, peer mentoring, case management and customized curriculum plans.
LAUSD Board President Monica Garcia recently appeared on KCLS’ Reform: The L.A. Way to share her thoughts on this unique approach to student intervention and how it can increase the District’s 56% graduation rate. To see the show now, click here.
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