#EDlection 2018: Lily Ploski on why she’s running for state superintendent as ‘the progressive third option’
Lily E. Ploski is one of four candidates running for State Superintendent of Public Instruction. She is running as an independent. Ploski, 44, was raised in public schools in Orange County and Riverside County and attended community college at Diablo Valley College in the Bay Area, where she found her life’s passion to work in...
By Esmeralda Fabián Romero | May 23, 2018
#EDlection 2018: Tony Thurmond on well-trained teachers and why he’s running for state superintendent
*Updated May 29 Tony Thurmond is one of four candidates running for state Superintendent of Public Instruction. Thurmond, 49 and a Democrat, is in his second term representing Richmond in the state Assembly. He was born at Ford Ord in Monterey. After his mother, a Panamanian immigrant, died when he was 6 years old, he...
By Laura Greanias | May 22, 2018
#EDlection 2018: Marshall Tuck on good school leadership and why he’s running for state superintendent
*Updated May 21 Marshall Tuck is one of four candidates running for state Superintendent of Public Instruction. He spent two years as educator-in-residence at the New Teacher Center, from 2015 to 2017. The Santa Cruz-based nonprofit seeks to improve student learning by accelerating the effectiveness of new teachers, experienced teachers, and school leaders. Previously, he led...
By Laura Greanias | May 20, 2018
At special children’s forum, California governor candidates lament state’s treatment of kids & point to education as the way forward
*Updated June 21 If Tuesday night’s California gubernatorial candidate forum had been a debate, the hands-down winner would have been a slender 11-year-old in a mint-green dress shirt. “It really bothers me to see homeless people on the streets or kids begging,” Eric Dory, a fifth-grader from South Los Angeles who attends Open Magnet Charter...
By Beth Hawkins | May 16, 2018
#EDlection2018: ‘I will be the education governor,’ Antonio Villaraigosa vows at LA’s candidate forum on children’s issues
Even before he stepped onto the stage at Tuesday evening’s forum for gubernatorial candidates on children’s issues, former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa let it be known that schools would be at the forefront of his statewide agenda. “I will be California’s education governor,” he told LA School Report backstage on the campus of Los...
By Esmeralda Fabián Romero | May 15, 2018
Exclusive video: California’s gubernatorial candidates talk school equity, student standards & reprioritizing education at children’s forum
Three California gubernatorial candidates — Antonio Villaraigosa, John Chiang, and Delaine Eastin — joined a Tuesday evening forum to discuss critical issues facing the state’s 9.1 million children — particularly education — at a nonpartisan community event hosted by three Los Angeles-based nonprofit organizations in partnership with LA School Report, which is powered by The...
By LA School Report | May 15, 2018