Promising Models

Despite the challenges facing Black children in Los Angeles County, there are examples that the evidence shows are making a difference.

In this section, we identify promising schools and programs that are serving Black students well, describing some of the features and the practices that appear to contribute to their relative success. We highlight these schools and programs because they are demonstrating that in spite of structural disadvantages and a history of racism, exclusion, and discrimination that many Black children and families in Los Angeles County have, and continue to endure, they are helping Black students thrive. It is important to identify these bright spots so that we can understand what they are doing to serve and support Black students, how they are doing this work in the face of adversity, and to assess to what degree, if any, these efforts can be replicated across the County.

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