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2018

Claiming Our Power, Shaping Our Destiny

A Message from Angela Glover Blackwell (translated into Spanish here)
Distributed at Equity Summit 2018, April 11-13, 2018, Chicago

An excerpt:

The forces molding the future—demographic shifts, staggering inequality, economic and technological change, climate threats— are intensifying. The need is growing for action that fosters opportunity, shared prosperity, environmental sustainability, and...

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Reports | The Campaign for College Opportunity | 2015

The State of Higher Education in California: Black Report

California is home to the nation’s fifth largest Black population, and though Black students today are more likely to graduate from high school and college than they were a decade ago, persistent opportunity gaps exist in college access and success and completion outcomes are still too low.  These troubling findings are a result of funding, policy and institutional weaknesses rather than...

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Tools | LCAP Watch | 2015

What’s the Plan?

Every California school district, county office of education, and charter school must have a 3-year Local Control and Accountability Plan.
 
How does your district plan to spend its state funding and serve all students? Do you have a plan to share?
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The Education Trust-West | 2015

LCAP Annual Update: What's Different? What's the Same?

Local Control Accountability Plans (LCAPs) are adopted every three years. In between these years, school districts must complete annual updates.

The Annual Update section of the LCAP template must include:
  • A listing and description of expenditures on LCAP actions currently being implemented.
  • A listing and description of expenditures targeting high-need students and reclassified...
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The Education Trust-West | 2015

LCFF Case Studies

California’s Landmark Local Control Funding Formula dramatically changed the way the state funds its school districts, directing greater resources to districts serving large numbers of low-income students, English learners, and students in foster care. LCFF also shifted substantially more control over spending decisions to school districts and communities.

In a series of case studies,...

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The Education Trust-West | 2015

California’s New Education Funding Formula: What is it? Who benefits? What does it mean for students? How can I get involved?

In July 2013, California dramatically reformed the way we fund our schools. The new law, the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF), replaces an outdated and unfair education funding system. In this guide, we provide parents and community leaders with the information they need to ensure that LCFF is not just about local control and flexibility, but also — and most important — about educational...

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Tools | Fair Share 4 Kids! | 2015

Fair Share 4 Kids!

Under the New LCFF Law how much money will your school district need to spend on high-need students?
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Urban Peace Movement | 2015

Healing-Centered Youth Organizing: A Framework for Youth Leadership in the 21st Century

This paper begins with a discussion of the strategic importance of building leadership amongst youth of color for social change. As the paper continues, it highlights the necessity of healing modalities to address the trauma experienced by low-income youth of color. Unaddressed, this trauma can serve as a barrier to real and lasting change. 
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