On May 27th, a host of nonprofit organizations sent a letter to LAUSD requesting the district invest at least 1% of its total school budget for 2014-15 on effective parent engagement strategies. The requested one-percent funding will provide all parents with ample and quality trainings, activities, and supports that enhance student learning at home and at school, including how to read a school budget and learn about educational issues such as Common Core. Read the letter here.