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California’s Budget Must Reflect Our Values, and Our Promises

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 13, 2016 MEDIA CONTACT Katie Smith, Communications Director KSmith@advanceproj.org, 213-406-9158   California’s Budget Must Reflect Our Values, and Our Promises. We ask the Governor to allot needed funding for Early Care and Education and Proposition 47. LOS ANGELES — Governor Brown once again set a cautious tone for his budget, and

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CA State Policy Advocacy

A long-standing focus of our Educational Equity program is early care and education (ECE) state policy. Advocacy encourages state legislators to prioritize investment in and support for children who need it the most. We seek informed policy decisions and investments that integrate well into existing systems. We prioritize alignment between early learning and K-12 systems

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Big Budget & Legislative Wins for California Equity Advocates

2016 has been a successful legislative and budget year for Advancement Project California. We took positions on 26 bills on a broad range of issues, including but not limited to: funding for early care and education, funding for K-12 and higher education; and the expansion of healthcare and healthy communities. All of these successes are the result

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An Eye on LA’s Southeast Cities as we Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

By Ernesto Saldana En Espanol Genoveva Castrellon (I call her Geno) was part of our first cohort for the My First Teacher (MFT) program, which coaches Latino parents in Los Angeles’ Southeast cities to become “first teachers” and educational advocates for their children. The work has been rewarding beyond measure, in large part because of

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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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Report: Separate transitional kindergarten class may better prepare students for kindergarten

June 22, 2016 EdSource by Jeremy Hay Most classrooms in California’s transitional kindergarten program are stand-alone classes that may better prepare children for kindergarten than classes that combine transitional kindergarten and kindergarten students, according to a report released Wednesday. Transitional kindergarten is a separate program for 4-year-olds who turn 5 between Sept. 2 and Dec.

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CA budget plan preserves transitional kindergarten, adds preschool spots

June 10,2016 KPCC By Dorian Merina The budget deal reached by California legislative leaders and Governor Jerry Brown would add preschool slots, allow local preschools to raise wages for their workers, and preserve the transitional kindergarten program for 4-year-olds that was at risk of being cut entirely. “This is a victory of California families,” said

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