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November 2012

Laura and John Arnold Foundation announces $25 million investment to support high-performing charter schools in New Orleans

HOUSTON, TX—The Laura and John Arnold Foundation (LJAF) today announced a new $25 million investment designed to help create and expand high-performing charter schools in New Orleans, resulting in more high-quality opportunities over the next five years for nearly 15,000 students currently attending low-performing schools. LJAF’s funding, following the significant progress to date in the … Read More

Laura and John Arnold Foundation announces release of National Conference of State Legislatures survey of pretrial legislation across all 50 states

NEW YORK, NY—The Laura and John Arnold Foundation (LJAF) today announced the release of a 50-state survey of legislation in 2012 affecting key aspects of the pretrial criminal justice system.  The report, authored by the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) and funded by a grant from LJAF, represents the first stage of a yearlong … Read More

Laura and John Arnold Foundation announces release of 50-state survey of laws affecting pretrial detention and diversion

NEW YORK, NY—Laura and John Arnold Foundation (LJAF) today announced the completion of the third phase of a four-phase project that will culminate later this month in the release of the first interactive database of laws related to pretrial justice in all 50 states. Today’s release covers laws pertaining to the crucial issues of pretrial … Read More

Laura and John Arnold Foundation releases Houston school finance report

HOUSTON, TX—The Laura and John Arnold Foundation (LJAF) today released the Houston School Finance Report (HSFR), a policy paper that explains the levels and sources of school funding and expenditures for three school districts in Houston, Texas: Houston Independent School District (HISD), KIPP Houston, and YES Prep Public Schools. “The school finance report presents publicly … Read More