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Lennox schools recognized for closing the achievement gap

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Lennox School District
Anahi Velasco, Public Information Officer
Anahi_Velasco@lennoxk12.org  
(310) 695-4095

Lennox schools named L.A. County Top Public Schools for closing the achievement gap for underserved students

Nearly 300 L.A. County schools are helping low-income students succeed and increase college eligibility.

Buford, Dolores Huerta and Moffett elementary schools along with other Top Public Schools will be recognized at a special Top Schools L.A.: Leading the Way on Education Equity celebratory event at USC’s Tutor Center Ballroom (3607 Trousdale Parkway, Los Angeles, CA 90089) on Saturday, May 4, 2019 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event will include a special ceremony, breakout sessions led by education experts and more.

Buford, Dolores Huerta, and Moffett elementary schools are among 300 schools throughout Los Angeles County, that are closing the achievement gap for low-income African American and Latino students. The list of schools is published in a new study, L.A. Top Public Schools for Underserved Students, by Innovate Public Schools – Los Angeles, a non-profit committed to helping kids and their families access quality education, and the University of Southern California (USC).

Researchers looked at data from the California Department of Education of more than 2,000 schools in L.A. County and found that 279 schools, among them, Lennox schools, are helping low-income children succeed. Top Public Schools are closing the achievement gap by exceeding statewide average scores in English Language Arts and mathematics.

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