Check LA School Report for Live Election Results
LA School Report is election-central tonight posting live updates on today’s election. Check here for real-time results for the East Valley District 6 school board race run-off between Monica Ratliff and Antonio Sanchez.
By LA School Report | May 21, 2013 8:55 pm
Runoff 2013: Slow Fundraising Start for District 6
Voters head to the polls in less than six weeks to decide the East San Fernando Valley District 6 School Board runoff between Antonio Sanchez and Monica Ratliff, but things are off to a pretty slow start when it comes to fundraising and spending. In terms of direct campaign fundraising, Ratliff hasn’t raised any money at all...
By Samantha Oltman | April 15, 2013 2:57 pm
Mayor Wants More Education from Greuel & Garcetti
Outgoing Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa is scheduled to deliver his final State of the City address at UCLA tonight, and he plans to use the speech to criticize mayoral candidates Eric Garcetti and Wendy Greuel on their education plans. Villaraigosa spokesperson Peter Sanders told the LA Times that the mayor will “take to task”...
By Samantha Oltman | April 9, 2013 4:09 pm
Morning Read: Teacher Dismissal Plan Moving Ahead
Teacher Firing Bill Gains Momentum Legislation that would make it easier to fire teachers accused of sex crimes against children and other serious offenses appears to stand a good chance of reaching Gov. Jerry Brown’s desk after similar measures repeatedly stalled through the years. SD Union-Tribune Wendy Greuel Re-Starts Campaign With Aggressive Tone On schools,...
By Samantha Oltman | April 3, 2013 9:45 am
Black Girls 6 Times as Likely to Be Suspended as Whites. ‘Let Her Learn’ Looks to Reverse the Trend
High School Sophomore Wins Google Contest — and $30,000 Scholarship — With Diversity Doodle
The Political Parallels and Contradictions of the School Choice, Food Choice — Er, Food Stamps — Debate
Board Member Kayser Relives the 2011 Runoff
Picking up on a comparison LA School Report first made last month, LAUSD Board Member Bennett Kayser published an op-ed in the LA Daily News last week in which he compared his 2011 runoff against Luis Sanchez to this year’s runoff between District 6 candidates Antonio Sanchez and Monica Ratliff: “I beat the big money. My...
By Samantha Oltman | April 1, 2013 2:58 pm
Morning Read: Teachers Pass as Students Lag Behind
Curious Grade for Teachers: Nearly All Pass Across the country, education reformers and their allies in both parties have revamped the way teachers are graded, abandoning methods under which nearly everyone was deemed satisfactory, even when students were falling behind. NY Times California’s Largest Teachers Union Now Backs Bill to Ease Firing Districts have long...
By Samantha Oltman | April 1, 2013 10:06 am
Calendar: Registration & Vote By Mail Schedule
Mark it on your calender: Important voter registration and vote-by-mail deadlines are coming up for Los Angeles’ May 21 runoff election for the District 6 seat on the LAUSD School Board: May 6, 2013 (Monday): The last day to register to vote in the May runoff election. (If you still haven’t registered, go here to register to vote...
By Samantha Oltman | March 21, 2013 11:29 am
Morning Read: Villaraigosa Fell Short on Education, Says KPCC
Why Antonio Villaraigosa Fell Short as LA’s Education Mayor As Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa prepares to step down in June, among the achievements he takes credit for during his eight years in office is improving one institution that the law gives him no authority over: the public schools. KPCC CTC to Survey New Teacher Prep Grads...
By Samantha Oltman | March 19, 2013 9:56 am
Looking Back at the 2011 Runoff
At first glance, the upcoming District 6 (East San Fernando Valley) runoff election between Antonio Sanchez and Monica Ratliff looks like it might share many similarities to the District 5 election two years ago. The 2011 runoff (for an area running from Los Feliz to Maywood) pitted reform candidate Luis Sanchez (no relation to Antonio) against...
By Samantha Oltman | March 15, 2013 2:24 pm
April 11 Next Disclosure Date for Independent Committees
Now that the dust has started to settle around last week’s LAUSD Board primary election, you might be wondering what outside spending groups have in store for the May runoff election for the District 6 (East San Fernando Valley) Board seat. However, it may be awhile. The Coalition for School Reform and UTLA-PACE won’t have...
By Samantha Oltman | March 12, 2013 11:00 am
School Board Primary Averaged $55 Per Vote
With low voter turnout and sky-high spending, the cost per vote from Tuesday’s primary election — an average of $55 per vote across three districts — is pretty eye-popping. However, the rate varied widely across the three races: According to numbers from the LA City Clerk’s office and the LA City Ethics Commission, the per-vote...
By LA School Report | March 8, 2013 12:27 pm
Morning Read: Union to Re-Interview Runoff Candidates
Big Money in L.A. School Board Races UTLA is apparently, re-interviewing the two remaining candidates. It sat out that race in the first round by endorsing all three candidates and spending no money. LA Times Runoff Campaigns Kick Off, City Hall Girds for More Cuts The mayoral campaign entered a new phase Wednesday, as Eric...
By Samantha Oltman | March 8, 2013 10:39 am
Voter Turnout Far Below Expectations
Yesterday’s primary election attracted millions of dollars in outside spending, but it couldn’t attract Los Angeles voters’ attention. Citywide, only 16 percent of LA voters cast ballots at the polls, according to figures from the LA City Clerk’s office. This was far below initial expectations. According to political consultants LA School Report spoke with before...
By Samantha Oltman | March 6, 2013 11:42 am
Morning Read: Incumbents Prevail; Runoff for District 6
2 Incumbent LA Unified School Board Members Keep Seats in Costly Races Los Angeles Unified School Board incumbents Steve Zimmer and Monica Garcia kept their seats in a hotly contested election that attracted nearly $6 million, putting it on track to be the most costly school board election in the district’s history. Zimmer won with 52...
By Samantha Oltman | March 6, 2013 10:24 am
FINAL LAUSD ELECTION RESULTS
LA City Precincts Reporting: 100% Time: FINAL RESULTS
By LA School Report | March 6, 2013 9:03 am
Morning Read: Voters Head to Polls for School Board, Mayor
With Reform Fervor in the Air, Local School Board Elections See Record Outside Spending This year, huge amounts of money and passion are flowing down the ballot into the school board elections — part of an all-out war over public school reform. KCET See also: LA School Report Late Donations Bolster Pro-Deasy School Board Candidates...
By Samantha Oltman | March 5, 2013 10:37 am
Outside Spending Up $400K Since Friday – Nears $5 Million
Outside interest groups have spent $4.8 million so far on the three LAUSD Board races — an increase of $400,000 just over the weekend. So far, UTLA has spent $994,000 on two races — District 2 (East LA) and District 4 (Westside/Hollywood) — but has stayed out of the District 6 (East San Fernando Valley)...
By Samantha Oltman | March 4, 2013 4:54 pm
Morning Read: All Eyes on School Board Primary
National Attention and Cash in Los Angeles School Vote Much of the attention will also be on the three races for the school board, a battle that involves the mayor, the teachers’ union and a host of advocates from across the country — including New York City’s billionaire mayor — who have poured millions of...
By Samantha Oltman | March 4, 2013 9:28 am
Morning Read: Will Board Race Motivate Voters?
Races for LA Unified’s School Board Attract Millions; Will They Also Attract Voters? Based on the media coverage and celebrity endorsements this LAUSD school board election has received, you’d think sitting on the seven-member panel was one of the most glamorous jobs in LA. KPCC How Outside Spending Is Changing the Race to Represent Northeast...
By Samantha Oltman | March 1, 2013 11:00 am
Morning Read: Spending Up 977 Percent Over 2009
L.A. School Board Race Tops Spending Records The city’s ethics commission, which tracks campaign finances, reported this week that independent expenditures in the three board races represent a 977 percent increase over the primary four years ago, the last time these three seats were up for grabs. EdWeek See also: LA School Report Mayoral Rivals Talk...
By Samantha Oltman | February 28, 2013 11:02 am