Advancement Project Closing the Opportunity Gap

Early Childhood

Thousands of new preschool seats open at LAUSD schools

by Deepa Fernandes on KPCC, August 23 2016 When the Los Angeles Unified School District opened its doors for the new school year last week, the number of 4-year-olds who began class in the district’s newest grade was more than double the number who enrolled last year. The district increased the number of expanded transitional

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Child care hard to find in parts of Los Angeles

Cynthia Lopez grew up in Huntington Park. Other than a brief sojourn to U.C. Santa Cruz for college, she has lived in Southeast Los Angeles near her family for most of her life. Her mother cares full time for her toddler, Arianni, while Lopez is at work, passing on traditions and culture from her native Guatemala to the youngest member of the family.

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$34 Million over Next Two Years for High Need Early Care and Education

Los Angeles, CA. Advancement Project congratulates the Los Angeles Unified School District’s Board of Education for passing a resolution investing approximately $34 million through 2017 to support the needs of its youngest learners. The 6-1 vote occurred on August 26, 2014 in a late-night board meeting. 

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State Budget Includes $264 Million for California’s Youngest Children

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE         July 11, 2014   State Budget Includes $264 Million for California’s Youngest Children Biggest Investment in a Decade the Result of Unified Voice from Advocates   On June 20, Governor Brown signed a budget that includes $264 million for California’s youngest children. The funds will be

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Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF)

Over the last 14 years, the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) has taken notable steps to close the achievement gaps that exist among its students. Despite these efforts, achievement gaps persist among socioeconomic, linguistic, and ethnoracial groups in…

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The new funds for the LAUSD

The schools' new Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) will fulfill the purpose of helping students with greater needs to the extent that it more precisely identifies the schools they attend.

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