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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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Betsy DeVos Will Not Impede Our Progress

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 7, 2017 MEDIA CONTACT: Katie Smith, Communications Director KSmith@advanceproj.org, 213-406-9158 Advancement Project California’s Response to the Confirmation of Betsy DeVos Media Advisory: K-12 Water Cooler and Equity conference – scheduled for February 22 and 23. Los Angeles – U.S. high school graduation rates are hitting historic highs, test scores are improving

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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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Op-Ed – CA Election Data: People of Color at Disadvantage

August 10, 2016 by John Dobard and Karthick Ramakrishnan Capitol Weekly All the votes from the June primary elections are finally counted. We now have the second highest number of votes—more than 8.5 million—ever cast in a California statewide primary. These results are not a coincidence. In response to decreased turnout in recent elections, state

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8th Annual Early Education Water Cooler Conference 2016

Join us on February 22-23, 2016 in Sacramento for our Early Learning Water Cooler Conference! The Early Learning Water Cooler Conference strives to ensure that California’s children ages 0-5 benefit from access to quality early learning opportunities.  The conference is designed as an opportunity for policy leaders, experts, First 5 county commissions, and other early

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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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Advocates Successful at Securing LAUSD Funds for Foster Youth

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE     Advocates Successful at Securing LAUSD Funds for Foster Youth Work Closely with LAUSD Staff to Implement Meaningful Changes   Los Angeles, CA. Advancement Project and our partners in the Coalition for Educational Equity for Foster Youth congratulate the L.A. Unified School District for allocating $9.9 million of Local Control Funding

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