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Measuring Suspensions and More in California Schools Shows Commitment to Equity for Low-income Students of Color

May 12, 2016

(May 11th, 2016) – 14 years later, the impact of No Child Left Behind (NCLB) has left the public education system wide open for sweeping changes. NCLB’s replacement, the Every Student Succeeds Act, requires the State to redefine how it grades schools. A decade plus of “teaching to the test” and an overwhelmingly complicated accountability…

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Cabrillo H.S. Community Learning Walk

September 27, 2023

A community learning walk held by Cabrillo High School and CFJ brought together over 45 teachers and school administrators to view the community through a cultural, symbolic, and political lens. Led by Cabrillo’s Leadership team; Ms. Nguyen, Mr. Walton, Mrs. Itson, and Ms. Rice, the vision of this community learning walk was to connect educators…

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A Bold and Powerful Student Panel in LBUSD

September 14, 2023

Above: Above: From left to right, Californians for Justice leaders Sydney, Sarai, Mel and Didi.    By Sicola Elliot, Capacity Building Manager   Education Reimagined in LBUSD was the theme for the LBUSD Managers meeting held on Friday August 25, 2023, at the Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA) in Long Beach. Californians For Justice…

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Student Leaders Back in Action at our Capital

September 14, 2023

On the last week of August, Californians For Justice made an appearance at the Capitol! What were we doing in Sacramento? We spent a day there to let our state representatives know what Black and Brown youth need to feel safe and supported at school. At CFJ, we believe in the Power of Relationships, so…

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On A Star Wars Scale: This Year’s Budget Rates @ The Phantom Menace

July 5, 2023

Another year and another budget season in the books! After some back and forth negotiations between Governor Newsom and the state legislature, California has landed its final budget. And how would we rate it? A very solid “OK.” On a scale of Star Wars movies, this year definitely feels like The Phantom Menace of budget…

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Celebrating 3 Years of School Transformation in Long Beach

June 27, 2023

Eighty-plus attendees showed up on May 20th, 2023, to celebrate Year 3 of our Professional Learning Network (PLN), where five high schools have committed to transforming their Long Beach Unified school communities into racially just Relationship Centered Schools. Team members reflected over the past year’s progress and looked to the future for another year of…

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