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Merced foster youth, advocates push for change in school funding priorities

Posted March 13, 2017 by Hannah Esqueda

Above: Sabrina Abong shows off her high school diploma after graduating from Los Banos High School. A former foster youth, Abong now attends Merced Community College and works as an advocate with California Youth Connection.  By Hannah Esqueda MERCED, Calif. — Foster youth and community allies are asking local school officials to prioritize state-issued equity […]

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Building Parental Leadership in LCFF Implementation

Posted June 10, 2015 by Claudia J. Gonzalez

As Merced schools lie within one of the poorest counties in the state, many students fit within one or more of the groups eligible for additional funding under LCFF. According to Kidsdata.org, 79% of students in Merced County are eligible for free or reduced price lunch, available for children whose family’s income is 185% or less of the federal poverty line, or about $44,000 for a family of four in 2013-2014.

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Merced Youth Advocate During State Capitol Visit

Posted April 17, 2015 by Claudia J. Gonzalez

A group of 13 Merced youth, ranging from ages 12 to 24, visited the State Capitol last Tuesday in a trip organized by the Merced Organizing Project (MOP). Their mission was to bring attention to issues plaguing their community such as violence, education and health care.

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What Our Schools Need–A Student’s Eye View

Posted January 28, 2014 by We'Ced

YouthWire asked high school students from across the state to weigh in on that question, using photographs and their own words. The State Board will vote Jan. 16 on what is expected to be the final version of the new funding law.

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Merced Parents Add Their Voice to School Funding Debate

Posted November 5, 2013 by We'Ced

Experts, community advocates, parents and students gathered at the Merced Senior Center on October 24th to discuss their preferences for how new funds are to be spent at local schools. The Fair School Funding Law, or Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF), determines that school districts with high percentages of low-income and English learning students can receive a share of an expected $18 billion increase in education spending in California over the next eight years.

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