Author: Katie Smith (Katie Smith)

Equity is Justice: We Must Protect And Double Equity-Based Funding For 2021-22 School Year!
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Equity is Justice: We Must Protect And Double Equity-Based Funding For 2021-22 School Year!

Today, the Equity Alliance for LA’s Kids released our new “Racial Justice Equity Recovery Plan” that centers the voices of communities — especially students and those hardest hit by COVID-19. As we pivot to recovery from the pandemic, we must equitably address the urgent needs of students and families most impacted by inequities. An equal...

MEDIA ADVISORY: LAUSD Students and Parents from Communities Hardest Hit by the Pandemic Demand an Equitable Recovery
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MEDIA ADVISORY: LAUSD Students and Parents from Communities Hardest Hit by the Pandemic Demand an Equitable Recovery

PRESS CONTACT: Katie Smith, Director of Communications, Advancement Project California, 323.997.2194 WHAT: This event is a 30-minute briefing by LA Unified students and parents who plan to share their untold stories. Local advocates will speak on the newly released “The Racial Justice Equity Recovery Plan,” which centers the voices of communities — especially students and...

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Impact of the Student Equity Needs Index for LAUSD Schools

During LAUSD fiscal year 2018-19 school year, SENI allocated $25 million of TSP dollars amongst 228 highest-need schools. These additional funds ranged from $24,000 to $313,000 per school. For LAUSD fiscal 2019-2020 year, SENI was used to allocate $253 million of TSP dollars to LAUSD’s high and highest-need schools. Further, an additional $29 million was...

Our letter to LAUSD in support of the additional revenue
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Our letter to LAUSD in support of the additional revenue

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, FEBRUARY 28, 2019 — Today, we sent the following letter to LAUSD. —- Dear Board Members and Superintendent of Los Angeles Unified School District, We are submitting this letter on behalf of the Equity Alliance for Los Angeles’ Kids in support of efforts by the Los Angeles Unified School District to generate...

Statement from the Equity Alliance for LA’s Kids on LAUSD Teachers Strike
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Statement from the Equity Alliance for LA’s Kids on LAUSD Teachers Strike

The Equity Alliance for LA’s Kids led by the Community Coalition, InnerCity Struggle, and Advancement Project California, has been fighting for increased investments for the highest- need students and schools within the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD). We have been fighting the district’s status quo budgetary policies that often leave predominately low- income Black...

STATEMENT: New L.A. Unified School District Superintendent Must Demonstrate Commitment to High and Highest Needs Kids
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STATEMENT: New L.A. Unified School District Superintendent Must Demonstrate Commitment to High and Highest Needs Kids

PRESS CONTACTS: Katie Smith, Advancement Project California, Director of Communications ksmith@advanceproj.org, 323-997-2194 Community organizations ask new LAUSD Superintendent Austin Beutner to expand on former Superintendent Michelle King’s legacy of educational equity LOS ANGELES, CA –Equity Alliance for LA’s Kids, a coalition of three organizations including Advancement Project California, Community Coalition and InnerCity Struggle, congratulates new...

LAUSD unanimously votes yes on SENI 2.0 resolution!
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LAUSD unanimously votes yes on SENI 2.0 resolution!

By unanimously passing SENI 2.0, Los Angeles Unified School District took bold action and made a clear statement: our highest-needs students matter. We look forward to working with the district to ensure that these dollars are spent to support student success. #EquityAllianceforLAsKids #EquityisJustice

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