Administrators of a program that drove $100 million into improving Los Angeles County schools say its impact on student achievement has been mixed so far.

"We see some promising things, but they are very few," said Maria Casillas, president of the Los Angeles Annenberg Metropolitan Project (LAAMP), a coalition of civic, educational, and business leaders working on behalf of the county's 1.6 million schoolchildren.

"But we didn't come into this saying we were going to change the world," she added.

Unreasonable expectations

The program is part of the national Annenberg Challenge, a public-private partnership serving more than 1.3 million students in


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