UTLA and LAUSD are scheduled to resume negotiations in a last-ditch effort to achieve a contract everyone can live with, potentially avoiding about 30,000 teachers from walking off the job on January 10, 2019, significantly impacting over 480,000 students. Among UTLA’s list of demands is more money for teachers, smaller class sizes, and the hiring of more nurses, librarians, counselors, and social workers. Families In Schools, (FIS) spoke recently with a diverse group of parents, all of […]

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California Student Opportunity and Access Program (Cal-SOAP) and Transition to College

Dear Colleagues, As students are returning to school for a fresh start to the academic year, I’m beyond pleased to announce a new set of programs to help boost high school graduation rates and college success, regardless of income, zip code or background: California Student Opportunity and Access Program (Cal-SOAP) and Transition to College. Most of you are familiar with the alarming rates in which low-income and first-generation students are dropping out of college. Los Angeles […]

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Karla V. Salazar joins FIS as Chief Operating Officer (COO)

  Karla V. Salazar Chief Operating Officer (COO) Families In Schools 213.201.3917 | ksalazar@familiesinschools.com This blog post was published on July 26th, 2018. Please see our team page for any updated title and contact information.  Dear colleagues and partners, I’m delighted to announce a new addition to our team. Karla V. Salazar, who has served as an FIS board member for five years, will now be our Chief Operating Officer (COO). Karla has extensive management […]

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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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The Close The Gap by 2023 Resolution was unanimously passed by the LAUSD Board!

Close The Gap by 2023 Resolution Statement from Families In Schools June 13, 2018 Yesterday, the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) Board of Education voted in favor of the “Realizing the Promise for All: Close the Gap by 2023” resolution, co-authored by Board President Monica Garcia and Board Member Richard Vladovic. The resolution was vigorously supported by Communities for Los Angeles Student Success (CLASS), a coalition of education stakeholders, that includes Families In Schools, […]

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