As part of our goal of ensuring that all of our students graduate prepared for college and the workforce, we recently brought various stakeholders in our community together for an event called Diplomas Now: Investing in Innovation for L.A.'s Students. The program included a discussion of the innovative Diplomas Now program and the historic investment of federal funds to turn our county's lowest-performing schools around. Leading experts in the field of education (such as Johns Hopkins University's Dr. Robert Balfanz, creator of the Diplomas Now model) explored leveraging federal and private investments to tackle the high school dropout crisis in Los Angeles Unified schools. Here's a video recap of this extraordinary event:
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