News Coverage of Advancement Project
This page shares press coverage of Advancement Project and its programs.
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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.
January 27, 2014
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.
December 12, 2013
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.
September 17, 2013
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.
August 19, 2013
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.
August 9, 2013
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.
May 6, 2013
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.
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.
March 25, 2013
According to a recent study by the Advancement Project, a policy change organization headed by Los Angeles activists Molly Munger and Connie Rice, just a 10 percent funding cut would eliminate an additional 59 percent of child care seats currently available for low-income families.
Advancement Project Co-Director helps brings about a truce between Seattle's Mayor and City Attorney, after weeks of intense sparring over police reform negotiations.
March 15, 2013
San Diego hasn't choked off its gang problem, and it faces budget cuts that will force the department to think more innovatively about how to handle community safety. Connie Rice advocates for prevention efforts and everyone's investment, not just by law enforcement.
Worried about the fate of adult, early childhood and career-technical education programs across the state, members of a legislative panel on education finance they will take a hard look at the impact Gov. Brown’s proposed school funding formula could have.
Starting at the White House and kindling in governors' offices nationwide, there’s a move underfoot to increase access to early childhood education programs. Except in California.
January 23, 2013
SaveMySeatLA.org graphically shows more than 11,200 licensed child care and early education spaces that were eliminated in communities across L.A. County since 2008. Many parents are now hard pressed to find the educational services they need to participate in the workforce.