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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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Advancement Project Supports Proposition 58

On Tuesday, August 23, 2016, the LAUSD Board of Education unanimously passed a resolution to support the state ballot initiative Proposition 58: LEARN (Language Education, Acquisition and Readiness Now). This state ballot initiative will support continued teaching of English in our schools, open the avenues to multilingual education for all students and amend parts 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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Should California use early education funding for all, or only the needy?

May 27, 2016 KPCC By Deepa Fernandes When then-state senator Joe Simitian spearheaded an initiative to move the kindergarten birthday cutoff date from December to September in 2010, he wanted to make sure that the 4-year-old kids who would be excluded from starting that year wouldn’t languish. That’s why he drove the creation of transitional

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Gaps in preschool access largest for Latino kids

January 11, 2016 Southern California Public Radio By Deepa Fernandes Read the full article. When the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) ranked countries based on the number of children enrolled in preschool, the United States came in near the bottom of all developed nations. Just over half of all American three and four

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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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