LA Unified Grants
L.A. Unified Grants: Replication. GPSN and L.A. Unified have collaborated on a grant program to spend up to $3.75 million to give more students a chance to attend some of the district’s highest-performing schools.
The grants will be used to pay for school expansion—either through adding capacity for enrollment or adding a new campus. The funding is available to non-selective, high-performing magnet, pilot or traditional schools where at least half the students meet or exceed proficiency in English or math on state tests.
As part of the program, GPSN awarded two $20,000 grants to L.A. Unified Local District South to plan replication of successful educational practices at Diego Rivera Learning Complex Public Service and King-Drew Senior High Medicine and Science Magnet.
The deadline for the full replication application is March 8. Winners will be announced by early April.
The grants are the first of a series to support LAUSD schools, and GPSN hopes to expand the scope of the program in the future. As the winning campuses implement the planning grants, GPSN and LAUSD officials will track results to see what educational strategies can be replicated and how the grant-making process can be improved.