LAUSD gets a new ‘index’ to help schools where needs are highest
A coalition of education advocates and community groups has developed a new tool, a “student needs index,” and offering it to LA Unified to help identify high-need schools as the district refines its next annual budget. Created by the Community Coalition, Advancement Project and InnerCity Struggle, the index uses environmental, social and academic factors that...
By Yana Gracile | April 15, 2014
A series of meetings planned to explain state’s new funding
In the next few months the LA Unified school board is set to make a number of critical decisions regarding the spending of new education dollars coming into the district. To prepare, both LAUSD officials and local advocacy groups are ramping up community engagement efforts to get public input on spending priorities. Communities for Los Angeles...
By Chase Niesner | February 13, 2014
Black Leaders Speak Out on How to Fill LaMotte’s Board Seat
A day after the death of the LA Unified school board’s only African American member, Marguerite LaMotte, community leaders with ties to her south Los Angeles district began speaking out about how to fill the vacancy and who should fill it. “Unfortunately in these moments there is no opportunity to wait,” U.S. Congresswoman Karen Bass...
By Vanessa Romo | December 6, 2013