LAUSD should prioritize resources for students of color, report says

Education equity advocates cite results of survey of BIPOC students that show many have greater worries, responsibilities and need supports to readjust to in-person learning and to prepare for college and the workforce.

With about $4.8 billion in COVID-19 relief funding already approved for use through the 2023-24 school year, largely to help students in Los Angeles Unified recover from the pandemic, advocates for educational equity want to make sure district officials invest in items and programs that will benefit historically underserved students of color.

Youths who identify as people of color, including those who are Black and Indigenous, were more likely to worry about having their basic needs — such as food, housing and access to broadband and technology for school — met, more concerned about their mental health and less likely to feel they have an adult on campus they can confide in, according to results from a survey conducted over the summer to assess their needs and level of preparedness for returning to in-person learning this fall. Click here to read more: