Press Releases

GPSN Announces Funding to Help Schools Retain High-Quality Teachers

Amid Teacher Shortage, Group Aims to Keep Best Educators in the Classroom with Increased Training and Independent Projects

February 17, 2017 (LOS ANGELES, CA) – Great Public Schools Now (GPSN), a non-profit dedicated to identifying and replicating successful educational programs in underserved communities, announced today that it will spend nearly $900,000 to fund programs designed to help six educational organizations support their best teachers through programs that will increase training, improve work-life balance, and offer financial incentives for additional professional development.

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Great Public Schools Now announces planning grants

Great Public Schools Now announces planning grants of $20,000 each to two L.A. Unified-governed projects

November 21, 2016 (LOS ANGELES, CA) – Great Public Schools Now (GPSN) announced today that L.A. Unified Local District South will receive grants to plan replication of successful educational practices at Diego Rivera Learning Complex Public Service and King-Drew Senior High Medicine & Science Magnet as part of GPSN’s plan to spend up to $3.75 million to replicate high-quality L.A. Unified schools.

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Statement in response to UTLA opposition to high-quality school expansion funding

Great Public Schools Now Reacts to News that UTLA will Oppose Funding for District Schools

November 4, 2016 (LOS ANGELES, CA) – Great Public Schools Now (GPSN), a non-profit organization committed to replicating successful schools in communities in need, released the following statement in response to a press release from United Teachers Los Angeles opposing GPSN’s work with the Los Angeles Unified School District.

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Statement in response to the Los Angeles Unified School District’s resolution

Statement in response to the Los Angeles Unified School District’s resolution entitled “Offering Families More – Promoting, Celebrating and Replicating Success Across LAUSD"

We are encouraged by the LAUSD resolution seeking to replicate high-performing District schools. One of the best ways to bring additional educational opportunities to Los Angeles students is to expand the schools — charter, district or magnet — that are already succeeding.

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Great Public Schools Now Announces Myrna Castrejón As Executive Director

(LOS ANGELES) Great Public Schools Now today announced that Myrna Castrejón will join the non-profit organization as its Executive Director. Castrejón most recently served as Senior Vice President, Government Affairs at the California Charter Schools Association (CCSA). She has served in a variety of leadership roles at CCSA since its founding in 2003.

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Formation, Leadership and Guiding Principles to Ensure Every L.A. Student Has Access to a High-Quality Public School

Great Public Schools Now Announces Formation, Leadership and Guiding Principles to Ensure Every L.A. Student Has Access to a High-Quality Public School

Organization will support replication of successful public schools – charter, magnet, pilot or Partnership schools – in high poverty areas of Greater Los Angeles. Ongoing community engagement efforts to continue ahead of release of Great Public Schools Now Plan in 2016.

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