Presented by: Dr. Mayra A. Lara, Senior Practice Associate, The Education Trust – West; and Mark Lenoir, Assistant Superintendent, Val Verde Unified School District.  Less than half of California twelfth grade students and only 39 percent of low-income students graduate having completed the courses required for admission to a UC or CSU. Additionally, 4 out of 10 Latinx, Black, and Pacific Islander 3 out of 10 Native American 1 in 10 emerging bilingual (English Learners) […]

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Alliance Virgil Roberts Leadership Academy Naming Celebration

Alliance Virgil Roberts Leadership Academy Naming Celebration August 30th, 2018 | Families In Schools On August 30th, Alliance College Ready Public Schools honored Families In Schools (FIS) founding board member, Virgil Roberts, with a naming celebration: Alliance Virgil Roberts Leadership Academy. Mr. Virgil Roberts is a noted philanthropist and has long been a education champion for children and their families in Los Angeles. Through his work at FIS, he has developed fundamental programs that empower parents, cultivating […]

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LA School Report: Lawsuit targeting California’s ‘literacy crisis’ may get the green light within days to go to trial

Only one fourth-grader at a school in California can read at grade level; now a lawsuit claiming the state is violating students’ ‘constitutional right to literacy’ is on verge of moving to trial LA School Report | Esmeralda Fabián Romero | July 18, 2018   Can a school in California where only one fourth-grader is able to read at grade level be violating students’ constitutional guarantee to a basic education? A lawsuit could get the […]

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Student Success Funding Formula for California Community Colleges

June 14, 2018 #InvestInSuccess #InvestInMe #StudentCentered We have an opportunity before us to ensure community colleges invest in student success. A #StudentCentered funding formula will help prioritize student equity by providing additional resources based on enrollment of low-income and underrepresented students. The Governor’s proposal provides additional funding to colleges that increase the success of low-income students. This is vital to ensuring current and future students not only gain access to our community colleges but ultimately succeed […]

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A Parent’s Guide to School Funding

California’s new Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) is historic education funding legislation that will provide millions in additional funding to school districts statewide. Families In Schools knows that the engagement of parents is critical to the successful implementation of LCFF. We are committed to helping parents become involved in this historic effort and equipping them to represent the broader interests and educational needs that families seek for their children. Parents have a unique opportunity to become part of the decision-making process and hold districts […]

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