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Great Public Schools Now is a California not-for-profit organization dedicated to ensuring all Los Angeles students receive a high-quality education by accelerating the growth of high-quality public schools.

Today, more than 160,000 students in Los Angeles and surrounding cities attend schools that are failing to provide them with a quality education. Our goal is to help as many students as possible get the education they want, need and deserve by replicating successful public schools, such as charter, magnet, pilot, and Partnership schools, in high-poverty areas of Greater Los Angeles.

We are an independent non-profit organization with the goal of supporting high-quality public schools through grant-making in four areas:

  • Engaging with families to make sure their voices are heard in the school improvement process
  • Supporting the recruitment and development of teachers and school leaders with diverse backgrounds
  • Starting or expanding great public schools including public charter schools and district schools such as magnet programs and pilot schools
  • Providing or subsidizing facilities for high quality public schools