CHRISTOPHER WEBER Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — California will spend $50 million for literary instruction at dozens of poor performing schools to settle a civil rights lawsuit that claimed the state hasn't done enough to help students learn how to read. The advocacy law firm Public Counsel filed the suit in 2017 on behalf of students and teachers to demand the California Department of Education address its "literacy crisis." The state did not meet its constitutional responsibility to educate all children and had not followed suggestions from its own report on the problem from years earlier, the court filing claimed. Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Rupert Byrdsong on Thursday approved the settlement, which outlines a three-year grant program to improve reading and writ
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