Posts Tagged as "California"

Ed Trust–West Releases Fourth Annual Report Cards Grading the Largest Unified School Districts

Apr. 9, 2014 / By
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Southern California and Central Valley districts once again dominate top ranks

OAKLAND, CA
(April 8, 2014) – Today, The Education Trust–West (ETW) releases its fourth annual District Report Cards, grading and ranking California’s largest unified districts on academic and college readiness outcomes for Latino, African-American, and low-income students...

Local Control Funding: How It Works & How To Get Involved

Jan. 17, 2014 / By
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What would you do if you had a say in how Long Beach Unified School District (LBUSD) spent $250 million of new funds?..

Making Local Control Funding Work for Young Men of Color

Dec. 13, 2013 / By
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In November, the California Assembly Select Committee on the Status of Boys and Men of Color held a hearing to discuss design of new school system accountability standards, and how they must include measuring outcomes for boys and young men of color...

Our Community: Californians for Justice

Sep. 4, 2013 / By
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“Our Community” is a VoiceWaves project and community event that was showcased on Aug. 26. Youth reporters were tasked to explore their community through a camera’s lens, each picking one community-based organization to shine a spotlight on...

Our Community: Building Healthy Communities, Long Beach

Aug. 21, 2013 / By
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“Our Community” is a VoiceWaves project and community event being showcased on Aug. 26. Youth reporters were tasked to explore their community through a camera’s lens, each picking one community-based organization to shine a spotlight on...

What I Learned in Sacramento About Boys & Men of Color

Aug. 19, 2013 / By
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I got a call a couple of weeks ago from my friend Kenyon Davis, a staff organizer with the Alliance of Boys & Men of Color, a statewide coalition of change agents committed to improving the lives of California’s boys and young men of color...

LBUSD to Get More Dollars for Needier Students

Jun. 19, 2013 / By
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Today marks a landmark.

Almost a month after more than 300 students and peacemakers from Long Beach traveled to Capitol hall in Sacramento to push legislators to pass policies that ban harsh school discipline and Governor Jerry Brown’s Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF), the proposal was adopted into the budget on June 17...

Long Beach Schools Improve, But Achievement Gaps Persist

May. 17, 2013 / By
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Infographic by Angel Kastanis

Long Beach Unified might want to hide the report card it got last month...

Report from the Dream Brave Summit

Feb. 3, 2013 / By
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I didn’t really know what to expect when I met with other young people from Long Beach to go to the Dream Brave Summit...

Education Proposition: What LB Educators Think

Jan. 2, 2013 / By
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Over the last 25 years California has continued to face an education crisis, and more recently, schools have not only seen continuous hikes in tuition rates, but drastic cuts in classes and teachers...

Legalize It: The Economic Debate in Long Beach

Nov. 30, 2012 / By
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By VoiceWaves Youth Reporter Abbey Rhodes

This month Colorado and Washington State legalized marijuana for medicinal and recreational use...