Advocacy Materials

Our Reports

  • Untold Stories Behind One of America's Best Urban School Districts
    Children's Defense Fund - California & Public Counsel | October 2016
    This report focuses on recent education equity and racial justice trends in LBUSD related to school climate. We explore how students, especially students of color and high-need students — low-income, English Learner, special education, and foster youth — have been impacted in recent years by exclusionary school climate practices. The findings and recommendations in this report seek to encourage more district-community collaboration that supports student learning and a universal pathway to college and career for LBUSD students—particularly high-need students.
  • Long Beach Equity Index
    Children's Defense Fund - California | July 2016
    This Equity Index of Supplemental and Concentration Funds Target Schools was created specifically for LBUSD by BHCLB with support from Advancement Project. The Equity Index builds upon LBUSD's current list of high need schools, based on the concentration of high need students per school site, by also including academic and neighborhood indicators that affect student learning and are of concern to constituents.
  • LCFF Recommendations for Positive School Climate
    Children's Defense Fund - California | April 2014
    Six Control Funding Formula (LCFF) recommendations to Long Beach Unified School District to support positive approaches to school discipline that address behavior and support all students' learning and engagement.

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