On the Path to School Preparedness
Regarding early childhood education, "Let's do what works, and make sure none of our children start the race of life already behind," President Barack Obama said in his State of the Union address on February 12, 2013.
LAEP's Early Childhood programs put over 600 low-income children ages 0-5 and their families on the path to school preparedness.
Today, children and their families who participated in the School Readiness program in the northeast San Fernando Valley celebrate what we hope will be the first of many graduation ceremonies for them.
A Visit from Martin Blank to Two LAEP Community Schools
In December, Marty Blank, director of the National Coalition of Community Schools in Washington DC, visited two Los Angeles high schools where LAEP supports the change process through a community school strategy. Blank said, “The schools reflect a comprehensive vision, and are particularly important because of the link between the curriculum and community.”
LAEP is proud to partner with multiple organizations around a total of nine community schools in Los Angeles that are making school the hub of their communities.
Subsequent to Marty Blank’s visit, he published two articles in the Huffington Post about his experiences at Torrés and Fremont high schools.
Read about organizing and partnering for change at Esteban Torrés High School here:
Read about the impact of student advocacy at John C. Fremont High School here:
LAUSD School Board Candidates’ Forums
LAEP encourages everyone to be part of civic engagement around public education, and to vote. Here are opportunities to learn more about the School Board candidates who will be running in the March 5 elections.
Learn where to vote here.
Upcoming LAUSD School Board Forums
LAUSD School Board District 4
Representing Hollywood, West LA, and South San Fernando Valley
Thursday, January 24, 2013
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Venice Boys and Girls Club
2232 Lincoln Blvd. Venice, CA 90291
Invited: Candidates Kate Anderson & Board Member Steve Zimmer
LAUSD School Board District 6
Representing East San Fernando Valley
Thursday, January 31, 2013
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Boys and Girls Club of San Fernando Valley
11251 Glenoaks Blvd. Paicoma, CA 91331
Invited: Candidates Maria Cano, Monica Ratliff, Antonio Sanchez, Iris Zuniga
LAUSD School Board District 2
Representing Downtown LA, Lincoln Heights, East LA, and South LA
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Robert F. Kennedy Community Schools
701 S. Catalina Street, Los Angeles, CA 90005
Invited: Abelardo Diaz, Board President Mónica García, AnnaMarie Montanez,
Robert Skeels, Isabel Vazquez
Food, childcare, and translation services
will be provided for all forums, which are hosted by United Way.
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