Advancement Project California The Best Resistance is Our Collective Success

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The Best Resistance Is Our Collective Success. #ResistANDBuild

This is the final post of a three-part series on the current racial equity and social justice landscape in California by John Kim, Executive Director of Advancement Project California. Read part one here and part two here. In the last blog post, I wrote about both the promise and potential perils of California leading the

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LAUSD Leads the Development and Adoption of Dual Language Learner Policy

By Vickie Ramos Harris, Associate Director of Education Policy, Education Equity On Tuesday, April 18, the Los Angeles Unified School Board passed the resolution, Preparing LAUSD Students for the Global Economy: Building A Dual Language Immersion Pilot In Early Childhood Education (Rodriguez, Ratliff, García). This resolution creates a plan to pilot Dual Immersion programs in

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Should California Lead the Resistance?

This is the second post of a three-part series on the current racial equity and social justice landscape in California by John Kim, Executive Director of Advancement Project California. Since his inauguration, with each new tweet and executive order, President Trump is sending a clear message to the American people. It is not a reassuring

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The Conflicting Truths of the 1992 Los Angeles Uprising

This is the first post of a three-part series on the current racial equity and social justice landscape in California by John Kim, Executive Director of Advancement Project California. F. Scott Fitzgerald once said, “The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposing ideas in mind at the same time and

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Defend Data, Defend Democracy

By Yvonne Yen Liu and Diana Benitez Trump and his appointed heads of government agencies demonstrate a willful disregard for facts. It is unsurprising, then, that through the vernacular of Trump staff Kellyanne Conway and Sean Spicer, “alternative facts” has been introduced into the lexicon. It is also unsurprising that before Trump took office, data

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Promising the Educational Success of Children and Youth Learning English: Promising Futures – A National Report

By Vickie Ramos Harris, Associate Director of Education Policy, Education Equity The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine released their Dual Language Learners (DLL) and English Learner (EL) consensus report yesterday, Promising the Educational Success of Children and Youth Learning English: Promising Futures. This national report examines the research on students learning English from early

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Setting Students Up For Success: Expanded Transitional Kindergarten

Early care and education programs prepare our children for success in the K-12 system, support working families, and help close the achievement gap as it first begins to form. Yet far too many young children lack access to the early learning opportunities that have proven to make a difference. Providing this foundation is especially crucial

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The Winning Resilience of Hope

John Kim at the Participation and Power Summit in Los Angeles, CA. Feb 2nd, 2017. Hosted by Advancement Project California.

There is a very real battle out there. It has most recently manifested in the Executive Orders we’ve seen flowing from the White House like thunderbolts from a hateful sky. These orders are the very definition of corrupted power – sowing very real pain, very real fear, and ruining lives in the most vulnerable American

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Unequal Voices, Part II

California’s democracy is neither adequately participatory nor representative. Although California has been a majority-minority state since 2000, its democracy does not reflect that demographic reality. Unequal Voices, Part I, released in June 2016, highlights trends in political participation based on government data between 2004 and 2014. That analysis found significant disparities between whites and people

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Sister Marches in California

Advancement Project California supports the Women’s March on Washington. Sister Marches are solidarity events inspired by the Women’s March on Washington, and organized by volunteers around the world. If you can’t make it to Washington, D.C. on January 21, join or host a Sister March near you. Women’s March Mission and Vision: We stand together

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