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Morning Read: Times Endorses Garcia, Anderson, & Ratliff

Samantha Oltman | February 15, 2013



LA Times Announces Endorsements for L.A. School Board 
We would prefer to see more candidates who fall between the two ideological poles, but the realities of L.A. Unified politics sometimes make this impossible. LA Times


School Board Candidates Debate Bloomberg’s $1-Million Donation
A record-setting donation to Los Angeles school board contests quickly became a topic Wednesday night at the first candidate forum after word broke of the $1-million contribution by New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg. LA Times
See also: LA School Report


Education Reformers Speak out About Garcetti and Greuel’s Silence on Parent Trigger
After Los Angeles Unified School District board members approved a Parent Trigger earlier this week, mayoral candidates Eric Garcetti and Wendy Greuel refused to comment on the historic vote, which allows parents to take over a chronically failing elementary school in West Adams. LA Weekly


LAUSD, Deasy Find Solution to Save 200+ Jobs
A last-minute move saved hundreds of Los Angeles Unified School District employees from getting pink slips. ABC LA


FAA Greenlights $1 Lease for LAUSD’s Aviation Mechanics School at Van Nuys Airport
A plan to save a threatened aviation mechanics school at Van Nuys Airport inched toward takeoff this week after a tentative go-ahead from the FAA for a lease proposal. LA Daily News


How Should We Rebuild the U.S. Education System?
A good education is worth investing in—that has always been true. To get some perspective on what a quality learning experience could look like, and how we can turn that vision into reality, I reached out to a few people who are fighting to build a better education system here in the United States. Forbes


A Push For Higher Student Expectations Is Needed for Education in Los Angeles
Recent data out of San Jose Unified School District regarding the implementation of it’s college preparatory coursework, which requires students to complete 15 courses with a C grade or better in order to graduate from high school, has led many skeptics and traditional opposition voices to question the model’s effectiveness, and locally, whether L.A. Unified officials were too quick to adopt the new policy. SF Chronicle Commentary


President Unveils Plan for Expanding Early Childhood Education
Two days after President Barack Obama’s State of the Union vow to work toward universal high-quality preschool, the White House released its plan early Thursday morning. KPCC


Obama’s Expanded Preschool Plan Likely to Be Costly
President Barack Obama has yet to issue any cost estimates for his proposal to expand access to preschool for 4-year-olds, but there is one certainty should Congress approve the program: It will be expensive. EdSource


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