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Largest School District in California Prioritizes Funding for our Youngest Learners

On June 20, 2017, the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) adopted their Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP), which prioritizes funding for low-income students, foster youth students and English Language Learners. As we enter the fifth year of the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF), LAUSD has taken proactive measures to strategically invest in our youngest

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California Budget Signals Commitment to High-Need Families

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                            June 15, 2017 MEDIA CONTACT: Katie Smith, Communications Director KSmith@advanceproj.org, (213) 406-9158   California Budget Signals Commitment to High-Need Families Equitable spending in the 17-18 state budget is the first step to defend California residents from potential federal cuts, long-term investment in vulnerable populations is needed On June 15, the Legislature

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The Partisan Sabotage of America’s Health Care System

By: Daniel Wherley, Senior Policy and Research Analyst, Health Equity Published on May 24, 2017 at 4:09PM PT The last two days represent a crucial moment in the years-long insurgency campaign to sabotage the health care that tens of millions of Americans rely on for their daily well-being, economic security, and peace of mind. The

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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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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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