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The $6.8 billion question: Who should control school funding?

April 15, 2014 – L.A. union presidential candidates share how they would spend Local Control Funding Formula funds; E4E-Los Angeles member Bianca Sanchez and Education Trust-West Executive Director Arun Ramanathan also weigh in (Huffington Post). »

Index ranks L.A.'s neediest schools, seeking funds

April 10, 2014 – An index created by a citywide coalition of community groups and civil rights leaders offers a comprehensive picture of student need to guide how LAUSD distributes funds (Los Angeles Times). »

L.A. Unified settles lawsuit over layoffs

April 10, 2014 – Responding to the Reed lawsuit, which sought to protect high-turnover schools from seniority-based layoffs, the settlement provides additional services, supports and resources for the previously protected schools (Los Angeles Times). »

E4E Teachers Talk Back: Tom Adams

April 9, 2014 – Tom explains how getting involved in policy and advocacy is changing the way he thinks about his role as a teacher, and how he hopes it will change the perception of teachers in the future. »

LA Unified Board to Deasy on budget: go further, faster

April 9, 2014 – The LA Unified School Board would like to see a budget that pushes for more spending decisions to be made at schools immediately, rather than over the course of two years, as is currently the plan (LA School Report) »

How California schools spent $13 billion generated by Prop 30

April 4, 2014 – The California State Controller's office released a new website that allows the public to see how districts have spent the new funds, including school programs, infrastructure investments and salary expenditures (89.3 KPCC) »

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