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Join us as we celebrate Women's History Month!
“𝐄𝐚𝐜𝐡 𝐭𝐢𝐦𝐞 𝐚 𝐰𝐨𝐦𝐚𝐧 𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐧𝐝𝐬 𝐮𝐩 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐬𝐞𝐥𝐟, 𝐬𝐡𝐞 𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐧𝐝𝐬 𝐮𝐩 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐚𝐥𝐥 𝐰𝐨𝐦𝐞𝐧.” –𝐌𝐚𝐲𝐚 𝐀𝐧𝐠𝐞𝐥𝐨𝐮
PLA awarded grant by the NBA All-Star Legacy Project
The Project will help fund the new Sean Cowdrey Health & Wellness Complex at James and Rosemary Phalen Leadership Academy
Black History Month Campaign Kick Off
This year, PLA's Black History Month theme is WE WILL RISE. This month and always we encourage scholars to rise above civil, political, economical, social, health and cultural barriers that they may face throughout their lives-- while also encouraging them to know who they are.
Celebrating Our Campus Community: Share Your Story, Let Your Voice Be Heard!
Share Your Story and Get Featured!
GVP in NBC
George and Veronica Phalen Leadership Academy was mentioned in a recent NBC article about barriers faced by Black students and teachers.
CEO Earl Martin Phalen Has Been Featured in Forbes!
Celebrate our CEO's feature in Forbes and learn more about the KC Scholars program as well as some of Mr. Phalen's Kansas City favorites!
Today is #GivingTuesday
Make a donation today!
Our PLA 21/22 Impact Report is Finally Available!
Take a look inside to see all of the great things PLA has done this past year to impact our scholars, families, and the community!
World Teachers' Day – October 5, 2022
Today PLA is celebrating YOU, our beloved educators, on World Teachers' Day.
Enroll in Phalen Leadership Academies' Principal in Residence program. Apply today!
Announcing Enrollment for Principal in Residence Program
PLA Network is In The News!
The Montgomery community is talking about one of our PLA Network Schools, Nixon! Check out this awesome news article about the wonderful things happening at Nixon!
George & Veronica Phalen Leadership Academy Principal Talks School Safety on WISH TV's Education Spotlight
Principal Javaris Carrion discusses how GVPLA is addressing school safety in the aftermath of the Uvalde incident and others across the country. Click here to see the full story.
PLA University Helps People in Fort Worth!
Read about PLA University's first week of success in Ft. Worth, TX.
📢EXCITING ANNOUNCEMENT 📢: Jalen Rose Leadership Academy Joins the PLA school network!
Jalen Rose Leadership Academy will join forces with other schools across the country by becoming a part of the PLA school network.
Donor Spotlight: The Daniel Foundation of Alabama
Thank you to The Daniel Foundation of Alabama for your generous donation and support of our scholars at Davis Elementary!
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Transcend Education Highlights the PLA Turnaround Model in Interview with PLA Founder & CEO
PLA Founder & CEO, Earl Martin Phalen, recently sat down with Transcend Education to discuss our unique, innovative turnaround model that has transformed low-performing schools across the country into high-performing schools.
PLA Founder & CEO Calls for Government Action to Help Schools Implement Online Learning During Closures in CNN Feature
He [Phalen] told CNN that he has been scrambling to secure 6,500 devices for his students, many of whom do not own a laptop or tablet. "I believe that the government should be stepping up to support device access and connectivity for all students, but this is not happening," he said.
Harvard Grad Builds Fastest-Growing Black-Owned School Turnaround Network
Earl Martin Phalen, who graduated from Harvard Law School back in 1993, has built a groundbreaking school turnaround network that focuses on serving children in underserved communities across the country. He is CEO and founder of George and Veronica Phalen Leadership Academies (PLA), a network of schools named after his parents. PLA works with over 20 schools and just about 10,000 children throughout the country to provide access to quality education and to help children fulfill their potential.