Education

Report: LAUSD still not targeting enough funding toward high-needs kids

Students rallied outside the Los Angeles Unified School Board meeting on Tues., April 10, 2018, aiming to push district leaders to pass changes to the district's equity index.
Students rallied outside the Los Angeles Unified School Board meeting on Tues., April 10, 2018, aiming to push district leaders to pass changes to the district's equity index.
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In the Los Angeles Unified School District, elementary schools are funded more equally than equitably, a report released Tuesday suggests. The analysis, released by a coalition of advocacy groups pushing the district to fund schools more progressively, finds L.A. Unified schools serving high-needs students in the largest numbers actually tend to get less funding per pupil than other, less-needy schools.