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LA Times: “School board approves a new formula for funding high-need schools”

(This article was originally published on Los Angeles Times on April 10, 2018.) L.A. schools will soon get more money if they are located in neighborhoods with such problems as high levels of gun violence and asthma. The Los Angeles Board of Education voted unanimously Tuesday to adopt a new formula to determine how to dole out some funding to...

KPCC: “LAUSD just decided to use shooting, asthma rates to help decide which schools get more money”

(This article was originally published on 89.3 KPCC on April 11, 2018.) Starting next year, Los Angeles Unified School District officials will consider asthma rates and injuries from gun violence in neighborhoods near its campuses to help them decide which district schools are most in need of extra funding. And those are among nearly a dozen new factors L.A. Unified...