LIVERMORE -- The California Teachers Association on Thursday released a report showing that nearly $3 billion in funding targeted toward low-income students statewide has helped improve academic achievement.

The funding has been provided through the Quality Education Investment Act to 400 schools statewide since 2006. The report by Vital Research of Los Angeles is based on case studies of schools receiving the funding, including Marilyn Avenue Elementary in Livermore.

The funding provided smaller classes, time for teachers to collaborate, and professional development, which resulted in improved test scores and greater parent involvement, according to the study. The report is available by visiting www.cta.org. Click on "Report: A Deeper Look at QEIA Implementation."




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