LCFF Weekly News Roundup for February 17, 2014

Community schools can help break the cycle of poverty EdSource, February 18, 2014

Bringing additional resources and community service providers into schools can help students focus on learning and be successful.

Ag teachers fear for future of programs  The Bakersfield Californian, February 15, 2014

Rural communities are concerned that agriculture education programs won't get support under LCFF.

Community promise of CA's new school finance law hinges on parents  New America Media, February 14, 2014

LCFF implementation will depend on school districts' ability to engage parents as well as parents' willingness and ability to participate -- which can be complicated by a variety of factors.

Los Angeles parents talk about their involvement in LCFF advocacy (Spanish)  Univision.com, February 14, 2014

Parents of LAUSD students advocate for LCFF funds to be used to improve facilities and services.  

Marten goes all in on the achievement gap   Speak City Heights, February 12, 2014

San Diego Unified School District's superintendent presented increased and expanded efforts to reduce the achievement gap by focusing on early childhood education, English learners, and school discipline.

Coachella Valley Unified School District planning 60 layoffs  The Desert Sun, February 6, 2014

Coachella Valley Unified School District announces layoffs at a time when other school districts are expanding.

 

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