Black students in 14 L.A. County school districts face serious equity barriers, study finds.

A new report from UCLA Center for the Transformation of Schools, Beyond the Schoolhouse: Digging Deeper, found that Black students in Los Angeles County continue to face a multitude of barriers to an equitable education, including concentrated poverty, housing insecurity, and high suspension rates.For children and youth in foster care, the racial disparities are clear. Black foster youth have a suspension rate of 30%, compared with a 2% rate for the county.

Read more about the report from the Los Angeles Times.

Throughout the pandemic, CLC has been working closely with students and parents to help meet their educational needs. We’re also advocating at the state level to address racial inequities in education. CLC is a proud co-sponsor of AB 740 (Assemblymember Kevin McCarty) which will help reduce school suspensions that harm students of color. Add your voice to this important issue and submit a letter of support.

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