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The Education Trust-West | 2015

LCFF Case Studies

California’s Landmark Local Control Funding Formula dramatically changed the way the state funds its school districts, directing greater resources to districts serving large numbers of low-income students, English learners, and students in foster care. LCFF also shifted substantially more control over spending decisions to school districts and communities.

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The Education Trust-West | 2015

California’s New Education Funding Formula: What is it? Who benefits? What does it mean for students? How can I get involved?

In July 2013, California dramatically reformed the way we fund our schools. The new law, the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF), replaces an outdated and unfair education funding system. In this guide, we provide parents and community leaders with the information they need to ensure that LCFF is not just about local control and flexibility, but also — and most important — about educational...

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Tools | Fair Share 4 Kids! | 2015

Fair Share 4 Kids!

Under the New LCFF Law how much money will your school district need to spend on high-need students?
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Urban Peace Movement | 2015

Healing-Centered Youth Organizing: A Framework for Youth Leadership in the 21st Century

This paper begins with a discussion of the strategic importance of building leadership amongst youth of color for social change. As the paper continues, it highlights the necessity of healing modalities to address the trauma experienced by low-income youth of color. Unaddressed, this trauma can serve as a barrier to real and lasting change. 
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Urban Peace Movement | 2015

A Conceptual Mapping of Healing Centered Youth Organizing: Building A Case for Healing Justice

The healing centered organizing mapping project identified youth organizations statewide that express and practice an explicit healing and wellness strategy within their existing social change model. From this sample of community based youth organizations, between five to ten organizations were invited to participate in this project. Participant observation and semi-structured interviews...
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Reports | National Collaborative for Health Equity | 2015

Report on Media Perceptions and Racial/Ethnic Inequities

Recent unrest in several communities of color around the country has resulted in a plethora of news media reporting, particularly regarding boys and men of color. But much of this reporting, according to a new poll of U.S. adults who work with children, is racially biased, reinforcing negative narratives about this population.
 
The poll, conducted by the University of Michigan National...
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Webinars | 2015

Building Momentum from the Ground Up: A Toolkit for Transformative Change in Policing

Communities across the country that have lived for too long under the weight of discriminatory policing and mass incarceration are calling for a transformation of our policing and criminal justice systems — including meaningful oversight of law enforcement, accountability, an end to the criminalization of communities of color, and investments beyond federally-sponsored tanks and additional...
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Reports | Executive Office of The President of The United States | 2015

Economic Costs of Youth Disadvantage and High-return Opportunities for Change

This report examines the barriers that disadvantaged youth, particularly young men of color, face and quantifies the enormous costs this poses to the U.S. economy. In particular, this report focuses on the significant disparities in education, exposure to the criminal justice system, and employment that persist between young men of color and other Americans. 
 
Closing these opportunity gaps...
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Categories: Safety and Justice
Reports | The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention | 2015

Studying Deterrence Among High-Risk Adolescents

The Pathways to Desistance study followed more than 1,300 serious juvenile offenders for 7 years after their conviction. In this bulletin, the authors present some key findings on the link between perceptions of the threat of sanctions
and deterrence from crime among serious adolescent offenders. Selected findings are as follows:
 
  • There was no meaningful reduction in offending or arrests...
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Categories: School Climate
Tools | National Center for Lesbian Rights, Gender Spectrum | 2015

Schools In Transition A Guide for Supporting Transgender Students in K-12 Schools

Today’s society is recognizing the experiences and needs of transgender people as never before. This trend is most evident in our nation’s schools, where an increasing number of transgender and gender-expansive students live openly as their authentic
selves. At the same time, parents, students, educators, administrators and other stakeholders are working together to determine the best ways to...
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