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Barack Obama Global Preparation Academy
Thuy-An Nguyen
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Barack Obama Global Preparation Academy

Los Angeles, CA

On September 13, 2010, the Barack Obama Global Preparation Academy was opened in the county of Los Angeles. The school is a public intermediate/middle school that is part of the Los Angeles Unified School District and serves grades 6-8. As a student-centered learning community, it aims to prepare middle schoolers for life and learning in high-school, college, and beyond. Highlighted in the school's vision are its goals to strengthen the self-efficacy, literacy, academic achievement, and social responsibility of its students.

The school is one of 50 "high-need"s school in Los Angeles that will be provided $150 million over the next three years by the Los Angeles Unified School District as part of a settlement in 2017 of a lawsuit alleging district officials misspent hundreds of millions in state funding which was intended to help English learners, foster youth, and students from low-income families.

This is following an incident in 2015 when the Los Angeles Unified School District had plans to overhaul and reconstitute Barack Obama Global Preparation Academy that drew protests of unions, teachers, parents, and students.

On the school's webpage, there is a section dedicated to honoring Mr. Obama and his presidency. To learn more about the Barack Obama Global Preparation Academy visit here.

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The Obama Legacy Initiative was created to empower citizens and communities across the nation who wish to honor President Obama’s legacy in ways that are meaningful to them.  We provide technical and media support to legislators, educators, students, community advocates and organizations who wish to name programs or physical spaces such as schools, parks or community centers after President Obama.  

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