Local Control Formula Closing Funding Gap but Not Equity Gap, Report Says

John Fensterwald of the Press-Telegram reports on the lack of progress towards education equity in California. Even though the state passed a landmark education funding bill four years ago the equity gap between students has still not narrowed. The article discusses the lack of transparency in [...]

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Long Beach Unified School District Accused of Misusing Funds Earmarked for Disadvantaged Students

April 5, 2017 – Jason Ruiz of the Long Beach Post reports on the complaint filed by Public Advocates against the Long Beach Unified School District. The complaint states that the district has misspent $40 million dollars in state funds that were intended for high-need students. To read [...]

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Long Beach Unified Accused of Underfunding ‘High-Needs’ Students

April 4, 2017 – John Fensterwald of EdSource reports on the complaint that Public Advocates has filed against the Long Beach Unified School District. Senior staff attorney Angelica Jongco is quoted in the story saying, “Over the past two years, the district has received multiple [...]

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