JUST IN: Plan to use ‘Need Index’ to go before LAUSD board
*UPDATED In a surprise move, LA Unified school board will consider a resolution that supports the use of an alternative formula, known as the “Student Need Index,” in deciding how to distribute school funds throughout the district. LA School Report has learned that Monica Garcia and Board President Richard Vladovic have agreed to co-sponsor a resolution to put...
By LA School Report | May 1, 2014
LAUSD gets a new ‘index’ to help schools where needs are highest
A coalition of education advocates and community groups has developed a new tool, a “student needs index,” and offering it to LA Unified to help identify high-need schools as the district refines its next annual budget. Created by the Community Coalition, Advancement Project and InnerCity Struggle, the index uses environmental, social and academic factors that...
By Yana Gracile | April 15, 2014