EXCLUSIVE: Monica Ratliff launches campaign, hopes to bring education to Los Angeles City Council
Monica Ratliff got up from a picnic table in a shady corner of Sunland Park and walked over to a couple of moms chatting as they watched their toddlers play. “Hi, I’m going to be recording an interview over here and I just wanted to let you know in case we pick up some of your voices.” ...
By Mike Szymanski | June 27, 2016
More money sought for after-school programs
Members of the LA Unified School Board and the Los Angeles City Council joined last week with after-school program supporters, families and students to call for an increase in state funds. About 75 people gathered Friday outside L.A. City Hall in support of a resolution authored by City Council member David Ryu, chair of the...
By LA School Report | March 22, 2016
City measure would extend LAUSD school board term to 5 1/2 years
The Los Angeles City Council is considering a measure that would extend the terms of the next school board election winners to 5 1/2 years, from the usual 4. The longer terms would only apply to the next two school board voting cycles, bringing the board elections into even-numbered years that correspond with other city...
By LA School Report | October 20, 2014