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NBC News by Kim Baldonado Thursday, August 14, 2014Read full article here.  


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LAPD Chief Charlie Beck

Los Angeles Times August 11, 2014 Op-Ed by Connie Rice Should Charlie Beck be reappointed? Yes. But that answer would be expected from someone the chief has called his partner in police reform for 12 years. Here is why the rest of you should also want Chief Beck reappointed.


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Among the challenges poor kids in south LA are forced to overcome just to meet the most basic learning conditions in schools, are cockroaches. Not in their classrooms. In their bodies.


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The schools' new Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) will fulfill the purpose of helping students with greater needs to the extent that it more precisely identifies the schools they attend.


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More than 300 students, parents and community members from the Eastside of Los Angeles and South Los Angeles demonstrated during the first week of April in front of the Los Angeles Unified School District headquarters to demand that Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF)dollars be directed to schools based on a comprehensive set of needs that includes academic outcomes and neighborhood conditions.


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Two Los Angeles area non-profit groups received grants of about $900,000 from theW.K. Kellogg Foundation to train families of young children in the Los Angeles Unified School District to advocate for their children in the hopes of improving educational outcomes.


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The Advancement Project, the Los Angeles-based civil rights and advocacy organization, has come up with what it calls a “student needs index” to identify the schools in the Los Angeles Unified School District with the greatest needs.


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A civil rights advocacy group is proposing the Los Angeles Unified School District spend $44 million over the next three years to restore 2,000 preschool and child care seats - a fraction of the 11,000 that have been cut since 2008.


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We were pleased the transitional kindergarten editorial recognized the vital role of early learning in preparing children for success, even though it expressed doubts about a bill to expand transitional kindergarten. We all want what's best for children, and that's why we need SB 837 (by state Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg) now.


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WHEN I first met Bill Bratton, at a Christmas party in Los Angeles in 2002, I told him that it was nothing personal but I would soon be suing him, just as I had sued several Los Angeles police chiefs before him. That was my job as a civil rights lawyer, and at that time, we had a rogue police force that refused civilian control, rejected court orders, abused people of color and acted with terrifying impunity.


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LAUSD Preschool

The Los Angeles Unified School District is considering spending new state money for disadvantaged kids to restore preschools and other early education programs to set them on the right path from the start. KPCC radio looks to our very own Director of Educational Equity, Kim Patillo Brownson, for more insight.


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L.A. City Attorney, Mike Feuer, has crafted an outreach program with Advancement Project to help people understand how to get off gang injunction lists. Advancement Project is behind much of L.A.'s best work to prevent young people from joining gangs and to help those already in them move toward more constructive behavior.


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Advancement Project, in collaboration with local partners, assembled downtown to launch the 'Free Our Cars' campgain to change unfair towing practices that target immigrant drivers.


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Educational Equity Director Kim Pattillo-Brownson selected as one of 16 leaders from across the county as a 2013-2014 Children and Family Fellow.  The fellowship, now in its 20th year works towards measureable improvements for low-income children and families.


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A Central Valley-based Head Start program has been breaking down barriers that have kept Latino families out of early learning programs.  Data from Advancement Project's SaveMySeatLA.org site suggests Latino children have historically enrolled in early education programs at lower rates than their peers in other ethnic groups.


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