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Mayor Villaraigosa tours Partnership for LA Schools

Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa got a chance to show off several of his Partnership schools today. He toured the campuses with the State Superintendent of Public Instruction and ended the visit with a commendation. 
 
Villaraigosa and Superintendent Tom Torlakson took short tours of 99th Street Elementary School and Gompers Middle School, and ended the morning at Jordan High School in Watts.  
 
Together with LA Unified School Board president Monica Garcia and Melanie Lundquist - who’s given $50 million to fund the partnership - they visited classrooms and held a roundtable discussion with seniors.

The Partnership of LA Schools took over Jordan in 2010. The school had the highest Academic Performance Index score jump in the state this year – up 93 points from last year's 551 API.
 
Torlakson commended the staff for their dedication.

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