Grant Profile

Alliance College Ready Public Schools

Cohort:
TIF 4

Alliance College-Ready Public Schools is a nonprofit charter management organization that operates a network of 28 small public charter schools in low-income communities with historically underachieving schools in the city and county of Los Angeles, California. Seventeen of these schools participate in the TIF 4 grant. Alliance uses an educator evaluation system as part of its Educator Effectiveness Initiative to create a comprehensive support and evaluation system that develops, retains, compensates, and promotes a pipeline of effective educators, including teachers, principals, assistant principals, and college counselors. The educator evaluation system features a student growth component, as measured by a value-added model. Alliance also uses educator evaluations to target professional development at specific educator weaknesses. In total, Alliance serves nearly 12,200 students, of whom 92 percent qualify for the free and reduced-price meal program; 93 percent are Latino/Hispanic; 5 percent are African American; 17 percent are English Language Learners; and 10 percent have special needs. All Alliance students are educationally disadvantaged; however, Alliance has a dropout rate near zero, and over 95 percent of its graduates are accepted to college.

Grant
Information

601 South Figueroa Street 4th Floor
Los Angeles
California
90042
(213) 943-4930
Project Director: 
Harris Luu
Grant Number: 
S374A120062
Award amount: 
$8,951,090
STEM Grantee: 
No
Number of districts: 
1
Number of schools: 
17
Number of principals: 
17
Number of teachers: 
359
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