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LA Times: “School board approves a new formula for funding high-need schools”

LA Times: “School board approves a new formula for funding high-need schools”

(This article was originally published on Los Angeles Times on April 10, 2018.)

L.A. schools will soon get more money if they are located in neighborhoods with such problems as high levels of gun violence and asthma.

The Los Angeles Board of Education voted unanimously Tuesday to adopt a new formula to determine how to dole out some funding to schools, based not only on the characteristics of the student populations but on the traumas that affect the communities around campuses.