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E4E-Los Angeles Executive Director calls for more "strategic investments" in LAUSD

March 21, 2014

Activists demand LAUSD support schools in low-income communities

Original article at EGP News by City News Service

Education activists delivered on Tuesday more than 5,000 petitions to the Los Angeles Unified School District board of education demanding $1 billion in state funding over the next seven years to help low-income students and English learners.

The petitions were delivered by representatives from Communities for Los Angeles Student Success (CLASS), a coalition of nonprofits and community groups that fight for equity in local schools, according to organizers.

“Our members are really worried the dollars won’t be determined at the local level,” said Ama Nyamekye, executive director for Educators for Excellence. “Schools have very different needs and serve very different constituencies.”

Last year, Gov. Jerry Brown created the Local Control Funding Formula, which allows school districts with high concentrations of low-income students, English learners and foster youth to allocate millions of state funds.

To read the entire article, visit EGP News.

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