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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 The new law, the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF), replaces an outdated and unfair education funding system.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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Urban Peace Movement | 2015

A Conceptual Mapping of Healing Centered Youth Organizing: Building A Case for Healing Justice

The healing centered organizing mapping project identified youth organizations statewide that express and practice an explicit healing and wellness strategy within their existing social change model. From this sample of community based youth organizations, between five to ten organizations were invited to participate in this project. Participant observation and semi-structured interviews...
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Reports | National Collaborative for Health Equity | 2015

Report on Media Perceptions and Racial/Ethnic Inequities

Recent unrest in several communities of color around the country has resulted in a plethora of news media reporting, particularly regarding boys and men of color. But much of this reporting, according to a new poll of U.S. adults who work with children, is racially biased, reinforcing negative narratives about this population.
 
The poll, conducted by the University of Michigan National...
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Webinars | 2015

Building Momentum from the Ground Up: A Toolkit for Transformative Change in Policing

Communities across the country that have lived for too long under the weight of discriminatory policing and mass incarceration are calling for a transformation of our policing and criminal justice systems — including meaningful oversight of law enforcement, accountability, an end to the criminalization of communities of color, and investments beyond federally-sponsored tanks and additional...
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Reports | Executive Office of The President of The United States | 2015

Economic Costs of Youth Disadvantage and High-return Opportunities for Change

This report examines the barriers that disadvantaged youth, particularly young men of color, face and quantifies the enormous costs this poses to the U.S. economy. In particular, this report focuses on the significant disparities in education, exposure to the criminal justice system, and employment that persist between young men of color and other Americans. 
 
Closing these opportunity gaps...
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Categories: Safety and Justice
Reports | The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention | 2015

Studying Deterrence Among High-Risk Adolescents

The Pathways to Desistance study followed more than 1,300 serious juvenile offenders for 7 years after their conviction. In this bulletin, the authors present some key findings on the link between perceptions of the threat of sanctions
and deterrence from crime among serious adolescent offenders. Selected findings are as follows:
 
  • There was no meaningful reduction in offending or arrests...
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Categories: School Climate
Tools | National Center for Lesbian Rights, Gender Spectrum | 2015

Schools In Transition A Guide for Supporting Transgender Students in K-12 Schools

Today’s society is recognizing the experiences and needs of transgender people as never before. This trend is most evident in our nation’s schools, where an increasing number of transgender and gender-expansive students live openly as their authentic
selves. At the same time, parents, students, educators, administrators and other stakeholders are working together to determine the best ways to...
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Tools | Gender Spectrum | 2015

Back-to-School Toolkit

The beginning of the school year is an ideal time to establish a foundation of gender inclusion in your schools and classrooms. The following materials are designed to set a tone that demonstrates your commitment to making sure every student's gender is recognized and accepted. For additional resources please visit www.genderspectrum.org.

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Reports | 2015

The Boys and Men of Color Framework: A Model for Community and Systems Change

This  articles explores four success elements that have advanced efforts on behalf of boys and men of color. They include a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach, working across issues and systems; local and state intermediaries serving as hubs for long-term initiatives to increase capacity and policy impact; culturally relevant trauma-informed practices to individual and system outcomes;...

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Reports | 2015

The Boys and Men of Color Framework: A Model for Community and Systems Change

This  articles explores four success elements that have advanced efforts on behalf of boys and men of color. They include a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach, working across issues and systems; local and state intermediaries serving as hubs for long-term initiatives to increase capacity and policy impact; culturally relevant trauma-informed practices to individual and system outcomes;...

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Publications | The Foundation Review | 2015

The Boys and Men of Color Framework: A Model for Community and Systems Change

Residents and leaders in communities across the nation are spearheading efforts to dis-mantle the barriers facing young men of color and help them reach their full potential. These efforts build on traditional strategies emphasizing programs and services, but also go well beyond, to focus on the systems and policies that define and constrain the environments of boys and men of color. Through...

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2014

Organizational Commitment Form

The Alliance is a coalition of the willing. We welcome new partners committed to adopting Alliance messages and strategies to advance our policy priorities in local communities and through state policy. We also welcome individual allies and supporters who want to stay informed, take action on Alliance advocacy efforts and/or promote best practices/program models.To join the Alliance for BMOC...

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Categories: Local Campaigns
2014

Fresno Boys and Men of Color Campaign

The Fresno Boys and Men of Color (BMOC) effort builds upon and expands the thoughtful community-informed planning of 

The California Endowment’s Building Healthy Communities (BHC) place-based campaign in Southeast/Central/ Southwest 
Fresno. The strengths of both initiatives have been combined, to focus on improving school climate, reducing youth violence, 
improving neighborhoods, and...
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