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While the leadership turmoil in the Los Angeles Unified School District has attracted widespread attention in recent months, short tenure is a prominent feature of California schools, especially in large urban districts.
Community groups in East and South Los Angeles have spent the past decade making L.A. Unified officials listen and respond to their needs, long before districts were required to do so under California’s new Local Control Funding Formula.
After seeking clarification from the Los Angeles Unified School District about how it calculated the funds it said it was spending on low-income students, English learners and foster children, the Los Angeles County Office of Education has approved the district’s Local Control and Accountability Plan.
Seven California school districts are among 60 in the nation that are joining President Barack Obama's initiative, "My Brother's Keeper," which supports African-American and Latino boys, beginning in preschool.